Games & Simulations
AlgebRock is a platform game in the domain of solving equations. As players encounter barriers or treasure chests, they are required to correctly solve an equation before proceeding. The goal of this game is to collect your band’s musical instruments, which have been hidden by evil robots. Players run and jump through levels using the keyboard. As players complete the levels, they amass the instruments needed for the band. Players solve algebraic equations to pass blockades and secure treasures. Players use the arrow keys to run and the space bar to jump. To solve equations, players must supply the next steps of the equation to correctly isolate x.
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305C080015 to the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).