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Challenge Events Worldwide Since 2013

Fall 2016 Story Problem Challenge

Spring 2016 Story Problem Challenge

Washington 2015

Minnesota 2014

Norway 2014

Washington 2013

"One of the biggest outcomes from the Washington State Algebra Challenge was the fact that mastery of linear equation-solving was reached in 1.5 hours, not just by higher grades, but even in elementary school. More importantly, this mastery was achieved by practically the entire classroom, as opposed to just a few students. This is shockingly good, but we think we can do even better."

Zoran Popović
Director, Center for Game Science

Designed with standards in mind

Riddle Books is aligned to a number of the Common Core Standards by the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington. You can also review the problem types.

Riddle Books also features linear progression with some adaptive learning elements. Every student will progress through each of the problem types. Older students will likely progress more quickly although it may take them a while to master setting up the models (this is both the fun and the challenge for many of the problems).

See what participating Algebra Challenge teachers have said!

"My students are thinking more than they ever have! We are loving the word problems and figuring out the equations. I have kids who would not have even been willing to attempt a word problem who are now very engaged, frustrated, and victorious as they begin to figure them out." - Barbara McFall

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Starting an Algebra Challenge in your area is not hard at all! When you work with the Center for Game Science, you are tapping into a first-class staff with the expertise to pull together a fun and engaging event for students.