I am one of “those” people! I love math. I have a BA degree in Mathematics. I taught high school algebra and geometry and I have been known to do math problems…just for the fun of it!
My favorite subject in high school was geometry. My Type A personality loved the step by step challenge of doing proofs! I can vividly remember staying after school with my AP Geometry teacher (shout out to Ms. Pate!!) asking for extra proofs to work on.
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My daughter, on the other hand, is NOT one of “those” people. She does NOT share my same affection for math. In fact, if asked, she would probably tell you that math is her least favorite subject!
Knowing that my daughter doesn’t enjoy math, I have been determined to find ways to make it more fun for her. In the process, I have discovered that games can be extremely powerful learning tools! Our most recent educational game is DragonBox Elements from We Want to Know.
About DragonBox Elements Math Game
Geared for ages 8+, DragonBox Elements is an app consisting of 100+ puzzles to help kids develop a deep understanding of the logic of geometry. Using whimsical characters, shapes and their properties, kids recreate the mathematical proofs that define geometry.
How DragonBox Teaches Geometry
The approach that DragonBox Elements takes in teaching geometry is quite simple, yet effective!
1) Players learn to identify shapes based on their properties.
2) Players solve logic-based puzzles by using the properties of the given shapes placed in complex figures to draw conclusions about other shapes in the figure.
3) Players progress through the game using the definitions, postulates and theorems (from Euclid’s Elements) to solve increasingly sophisticated puzzles.
See DragonBox Elements in Action:
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Having Fun Learning Geometry!
For me, the very best part about DragonBox Elements is that my kids can have fun learning geometry. I am thrilled to be able to expose them to the logic of geometry in a fun and VERY nonthreatening way!
Yes, DragonBox Elements is a game and it is FUN! However…
My kiddos enjoy it when I let them play video games. I enjoy it when my kiddos can learn and have fun at the same time! DragonBox Elements satisfies both my AND my kids’ desires!
Curious about how a game can teach geometry and mathematical proofs at the same? Check out this step by step proof of an equilateral triangle:
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