RSI Corporate - Licensing

Getting Physical: How the Flagway Game Sparks Learning and Love of Math

KQED News Mind/Shift – Kara Newhouse

“Seventh-grader Ellie Snyder always hated math. Nevertheless, when she heard about a game that combined math and athletics, she thought, “Why not? I’ll try it.” Her best friend, Olyvia Marshall, already loved math. Both girls signed up for the new Flagway team at Mansfield City Schools in Ohio. “We were totally unprepared,” Ellie said of their first practice. “We wore jeans and hoodies.” Flagway is a game that involves factoring numbers and categorizing them based on the Möbius function. Players use their solutions to navigate a color-coded course and place flags on the correct spot. Teams try to solve as many problems as possible in each round to score the most points.” (more)

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *