Friday, March 23, 2012

Profile: Pythagoras Proof

Title Pythagoras Proof
Version 1
Other versions
Sponsor/Producer Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Developer Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
Series Algebra I
Number in Series
Company Description The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education is an educational non-profit organization committed to improving access to education. MITE (pronounced "mighty") manages a range of projects from establishing systems for the development and distribution of open educational content to efficacy studies and other educational research.
Description Pythagoras Proof plays on the notion of a proof without words, exploiting the game mechanic made popular by Tetris by having learners combine polyominoes representing the squares of two sides of the exemplary triangle of the theorem, 32 is nonomino and 42 is a polyomino of sixteen squares, to make up a square that is 5 on a side, or 52. The object of the gameplay is to reinforce the relationship that Pythagoras discovered.
Categories/Folksonomy math
Lead Designer Michael Carter, PhD
Other Designers/ Writers
Lead Programmer Chris Carson
Lead Artist / Video Chris Carson
Price Open Educational Resource
Demo Available
Link to Video
Link(s) to Support Material
Platform(s) Flash-enabled browser
Customizable (1 to 10)
Special Hardware
Toolkit/Language used MediaFusionPro2
Year Designed 2010
LMS Integration/ SCORM
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic) Eighth grade
Student time 15 minutes
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer Available O
Single player/Multiplayer Single player
Category: Serious Game

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