DragonBox Algebra 5+ - The game that secretly teaches algebraDragonBox Algebra 5+ Is perfect for giving young children a head start in mathematics and algebra. Children as young as five can easily begin to grasp the basic processes involved in solving linear equations without even realising that they are learning. The game is intuitive, engaging and fun, allowing anyone to learn the basics of algebra at his or her own pace.
DragonBox Algebra 5+ covers the following algebraic concepts:
* Addition* Division* Multiplication
Suitable from age five and up, DragonBox Algebra 5+ gives young learners the opportunity to get familiar with the basics of equation solving.
DragonBox uses a novel pedagogical method based on discovery and experimentation. Players learn how to solve equations in a playful and colorfull game environment where they are encouraged to experiment and be creative. By manipulating cards and trying to isolate the DragonBox on one side of the game board, the player gradually learns the operations required to isolate X on one side of an equation. Little by little, the cards are replaced with numbers and variables, revealing the addition, division and multiplication operators the player has been learning throughout the game.
Playing does not require supervision, although parents can assist them in transferring learned skills into pen and paper equation solving. It is a great game for parents to play with their kids and can even give them an opportunity to freshen up their own math skills.
DragonBox was developed by former math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huynh and has been heralded as a perfect example of game-based learning. As a result, it is currently forming the basis of an extensive research project by the Center For Game Science at the University of Washington.
* 10 progressive chapters (5 learning, 5 training)* 200 puzzles* Learn to solve equations involving addition, subtraction, division and multiplication* Multiple profiles* Dedicated graphics and music for each chapter* supported languages: English, français, norsk, svenska, dansk, español, 한국어, italiano, português, Deutsch, русский, 简体中文, 繁體中文, suomi, Nederlands, Eesti, Euskara, Türkçe, Čeština, Lietuvių, Magyar, 日本語...
Gold Medal2012 International Serious Play Awards
Best Educational Game2012 Fun and Serious Games Festival
Best Serious Mobile Game2012 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge
App of the YearGullTasten 2012
Children’s App of the YearGullTasten 2012
Best Serious Game9th International Mobile Gaming Awards (2012 IMGA)
2013 ON for Learning AwardCommon Sense Media
Best Nordic Innovation Award 20132013 Nordic Game Awards
Editors choice awardChildren’s Technology Review
DragonBox is making me reconsider all the times I’ve called an educational app "innovative."GeekDad, Wired
Step aside sudoku, algebra is the primordial puzzle gameJordan Shapiro, Forbes
Brilliant, kids don't even know that they are doing MathJinny Gudmundsen, USA today
These guys are shaping the future of educationBrian Brushwood, TWiT
Awesome integration of algebra and gameplay!Famigo
My eight year old son immediately sat down and ran through the first two banks of problems without hesitation. It was amazing.Christopher Wanko, CoolTools
You will be surprised at how much you can learn in a few hours with this app.Geeks With Juniors