Playing board games is a whole lot of fun, but some of the more difficult and complex games can actually help you learn things, too. Whether you’re trying to speed up your math skills or become a stronger negotiator, here are a few skills you can build (and the games that help you build them).
At some point in your life you will be asked to order pizza for a group. When that time comes, don’t be afraid. All the information you need to determine how many pies to order can be found in the pizza itself. Because what is a pizza if not a tool for learning fractions?
"We're not bread." It was supposed to be a throwaway gag in Valve's official video for Team Fortress 2's Love and War update, which launched almost a year ago.
Who said math isn't sexy? Oh but it is. It is.
Math is way more fun when it's lent some narrative, some purpose—and we've never seen a better example than this stunning noir cartoon which explains fractals. You have to watch it.
As Kotaku's new weekend editor I am now off Thursday and Friday, so I missed the celebration of Pi Day on 3/14. I felt bad about it. Then I saw Vihart's latest anti-Pi rant.
You might be stuck on level 20 or 30 of Candy Crush Saga, but now you can take some small solace in the fact that science has proven that a computer would have just as hard a time beating the game.
Calculords for iOS is incredibly nerdy — and wonderfully so. It's a lane-based strategy game. It's a collectible card game. It makes the player actively participate in math. There are few ways it could be nerdier — I have compiled a list.
It's never too early for math sequence riddles. Veritasium's Derek Muller offered a selection of strangers a simple sequence of three numbers — 2, 4, 8 — and asked them to determine the rule governing the sequence. It's not what you think.
Kids and iPads are a better fit than you'd think—as long as those little hands are clean.It's pretty easy to concoct counting exercises for little kids. Count the cars. Count the dice. Count the fuzzy dice in people's cars. You get the idea. There will be times, however, when children aren't interested…
Scott Laidlaw is slowing down the pace on educational math games.
Teacher Robert Drewnowski had only $300 in grant money to help him develop a more effective way of teaching math to fourth graders. He used it to buy a Wii.
This man is unarguably the greatest math teacher in the history of math teachers. Or at least the greatest at pulling off large-scale video projector pranks that leave you laughing, stunned, and a little bit awed.
In Mass Effect 2, your space-faring hero can wear a helmet. It's not mandatory. I choose to have my character not wear a helmet. What's that signify?
I have to hand it to this little web start-up company: it's a gutsy strategy to deceive schoolchildren with a game called "DreamBox Learning K-2 Math." I'd have thought Math Blaster was subtler edutainment.