Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fun and Games (and oh yeah Math)

"The Innovation Factory" is promoting its "Magic Cube" product (a Rubik's Cube on steroids) with a contest to see who can be first to find the correct solution out of the 140,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ possible solutions:

In exciting news from Keith Devlin, his company InnerTube Games is finally out with its "Wuzzit Trouble" app game for young people (currently available for iOS platforms as a free download). Great interview with Dr. Devlin in this Forbes article:

This older American Scientist piece by Keith gives more of the principles behind 'Wuzzit' (with an analogy to music):

And finally, Keith also gives an introduction to the game in this video:

More generally, one may also want to read about MMO games (if not already familiar with them) and their possible future in education:

And Dr. Devlin wrote a whole book on the general topic:

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