Welcome to the Algebra Challenge Event Website!

If you can read it, you can solve it!

The Algebra Challenges are events run by the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington. During the challenge period, students are encouraged to solve as many equations or word problems as possible by playing innovative games that teach as you go. The play can happen in or out of school; the only requirement is access to a relatively recent computer.

The Challenge is intended to:
* Create excitement and enthusiasm about math for students of all ages!
* Maximize accessibility of pre-algebra concepts to young students.
* Improve curriculum specialization in order to enable every student in the classroom to achieve mastery, not just a subset.
* Provide access to current and future learning tools from the UW Center for Game Science.

Additionally, check out math for 4th graders with Brighterly. In fourth grade, students continue to develop their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They also begin to work with fractions and decimals. Additionally, fourth graders are expected to begin mastering basic geometry concepts. All of this can seem like a lot to take in, but luckily there are plenty of resources out there to helpfourth graders (and their parents!) master math concepts. Here are a few suggestions for helpful resources: Brighterly.com : This website offers lessons and Practice exercises in every math topic covered in elementary school through high school (and beyond!).

Fourth graders begin to learn about geometry, specifically identifying line segments, angles, and polygons.sts alsoStart to become familiar with basic multiplication and division facts. All of this knowledge builds upon what students have previously learned in earlier grades, laying the foundation for more advanced math concepts they will encounter in fifth grade and beyond.

Challenges are run at various times of the year in specific regions. Stay tuned for more information!

We are interested in partnering with organizations that can publicize and run Algebra Challenges on a state and country-wide level. If you believe you are in a position to do this, please contact us!


Specifically designed to enhance in-class instruction, our Algebra Challenges help students with bar model approaches to word problems, reinforce Common Core Standards, and provide you with in-classroom real time monitoring tools.

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What if we told you it is possible to learn word problems and level up your skills in algebra, just by playing video games? Sounds cool, right?

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Parents and Guardians

Algebra Challenges are a great way to help reinforce classroom learning and help build new skills.

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We're committed to working with schools and districts worldwide to develop an Algebra Challenge event that makes sense for your needs.

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