Teaching Math With Hearthstone

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When I was a kid in elementary school, I was already deep down the rabbit hole of video games, thanks to getting an Atari 2600 at 4 years old. I was naturally good at math, but one thing that I still remember to this day was one of my cousins giving me the Pac-Man card game that Milton Bradley published in the early ’80s. The game was designed to teach basic math facts disguised in Pac-Man dressing. You played cards in rows of three: outside cards were numbers of pellets and the Pac-Man card in the middle had the operator. So you scored points based on the equation. Naturally, I loved it. My parents credited that game with teaching me multiplication and division long before it was taught to me in school.

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Divide By Sheep Makes Math Morbidly Fun

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From its opening cutscene, you know Divide By Sheep isn’t a boring, old, or ordinary math game. Turns out the Grim Reaper is lonely and wants some of the cute, cuddly animals above him to come down and be his pets. In order to stop him, you must move sheep and other animals between islands, occasionally knocking some into the water or even slicing them up into bits. Your goal is to get specific numbers of animals onto a raft where they can be taken to safety away from the Reaper’s bony hands. Read More

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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #11: Let Me Rub Your Face

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Welcome to Gaming With The Moms, the podcast about gaming with families! Host and Managing Editor of Pixelkin Nicole Tanner takes us through the gaming news of the week. She is joined by Pixelkin staff Simone de Rochefort and Courtney Holmes (filling in for Linda Breneman), and Jenna Hoffstein, creator of the awesome math game The Counting Kingdom. Check out the interview we published with Jenna last February.

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