Digital Games

A Tangled Web
GEO M1 - Congruence, Proof, and Constructions | 4 Math 4 - Angle Measure and Plane Figures | GEO M5 - Circles with and Without CoordinatesIn this math game you control a tiny robotic spider named Itzi, who lives with his family at the top of a strange old grandfather clock. One dark night, the clock struck midnight with a mighty mechanical ‘Clang!’. So loud was the noise that the whole clock rattled and shook, sending Itzi and his family tumbling down through its rusty innards. Now Itzi must climb back up the clock, rescue his stranded family members, and return home! On each level Itzi must find a safe path through an intricate maze of tangled webs, solving cunning angle...
Branches of Power
12.G1 - Foundations of American Democracy | 12.G5 - Public Policy | 7.5 - The Constitution in PracticeDo you like running things? Branches of Power allows you to do something that no one else can: control all three branches of government! You'll have the power to write any laws you want about issues you choose. Careful, though, there's a lot to juggle when you're playing all three branches. Good luck!
Chain Game
Players replace a sound in one word to make another word, and continue to do this until they have a sequence or chain of five words. For example, a user must change one letter or letter combination at a time to create the following chain of words: fast > mast > map > mop > stop > step.
Counties Work
12.G1 - Foundations of American Democracy | 4.4 - Government | 2.8 - Challenges in Community EconomiesDo you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely.
Creature Capture
5 Math 2 - Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal... | 5 Math 3 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions | 5 Math 4 - Multiplication and Division of... | 3 Math 5 - Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line | 4 Math 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and... | 4 Math 6 - Decimal Fractions | 2 Math 8 - Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal...Creature Capture is a fun and colorful fraction-based card game where the goal of the game is to own more of the board than your opponent! Players engage in both solo and multiplayer gameplay as they collect cards and build strategies. Opponents take turns playing their creature-themed cards to a central board, causing battles between opposing cards along the way. The victor of each battle is determined by one of three battle rules: largest number wins, smallest number wins, and closest number to ½ wins. Players can use power cards to augment...
Do I Have a Right?
12.G2 - Civil Rights & Civil Liberties | 7.5 - The Constitution in PracticeIn Do I Have A Right?, you’ll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. You’ll need to decide whether potential clients “have a right,” and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You're going to have to!
Foldit is a game designed to tackle the problem of protein folding. Proteins are small “machines” within our bodies that handle practically all functions of living organisms. By knowing more about the 3D structure of proteins (or how they “fold”), we can better understand their function, and we can also get a better idea of how to combat diseases, create vaccines, and even find novel biofuels. In Foldit, players are presented with a model of a protein, which they can fold by using a host of provided tools. The game evaluates how good of a...
Game Over Gopher
6 Math 3 - Rational Numbers | 8 Math 3 - Similarity | 5 Math 6 - Problem Solving with the Coordinate...Hungry gophers are after the prized carrot. Defend the carrot by placing units on a coordinate grid. A finalist in the 2012 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge.
4 Math 1 - Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms... | 5 Math 1 - Place Value and Decimal Fractions | 2 Math 3 - Place Value, Counting, and Comparison... | 2 Math 4 - Addition and Subtraction Within 200...Shadows are corrupting the land. Restore the balance of nature by exploring place value. Gate guides students in: Lowering intimidation about large numbers and decimals. Understanding the meaning of place value. Realizing that the same mathematical concepts that apply to the "easy" integers apply to every order of magnitude.
Manny’s Word Mangler
Manny's Word Mangler is an action-packed game that focuses on developing word-building skills by emphasizing the concept of ‘chunking’ words. Players grab pieces from words that Manny has discarded and piece them together into new words. The game is broken into three timed rounds which progress from slower to faster, and from simpler words to more complex words. Players must build as many words as they can in the time allotted.
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey
7.1 - Native Americans | 3.3 - Geographic Influences on Settlements | 3.4 - Community/Cultural Histories | 2 D12 - Fighting For a CauseIn Mission 3: “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the U.S. expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne's persistence through conflict and national transformation.
Mission US: City of Immigrants
8.2 - A Changing Society | 5.5 - Comparative Cultures | 4.7 - Immigration and MigrationIn Mission 4: “City of Immigrants,” players navigate New York’s Lower East Side as Lena, a young Jewish immigrant from Russia. Trying to save money to bring her parents to America, she works long hours in a factory for little money and gets caught up in the growing labor movement.
Mission US: Flight to Freedom
7.2 - Colonial Developments | 7 M3A - Slavery: The People Could FlyIn Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
Mission US: For Crown or Colony?
7.3 - American Independence | 4 M3B - Perspectives on the American Revolution“For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
Nanocrafter is a recently launched game about building nanoscale devices using small pieces of DNA. In the last decade, synthetic biologists have begun using the DNA mechanism of strand displacement, a predictable reaction occurring between three or more pieces of DNA, to produce everything from nanoscale computational circuits to mobile walkers capable of transporting payloads over DNA tracks
Pearl Diver
5 Math 1 - Place Value and Decimal Fractions | 2 Math 2 - Addition and Subtraction of Length... | 5 Math 2 - Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal... | 5 Math 3 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions | 3 Math 5 - Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line | 4 Math 6 - Decimal Fractions | 2 Math 8 - Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal...Navigate the number line while diving among shipwrecks and sunken ruins. Will you find a pearl, or an old boot? Watch out for the electric eel! Pearl Diver teaches properties of numbers, how to plot numbers, how to visualize quantity on the number line, how to order numbers, and how to use the number line as a visual model for mathematical operations.
Piñata Fever
1 Math 1 - Sums and Differences to 10 | 2 Math 1 - Sums and Differences to 20 | 6 Math 3 - Rational Numbers | 1 Math 4 - Place Value, Comparison, Addition/... | 3 Math 5 - Fractions as Numbers on the Number LineIn this math game you’re the host of a crazy piñata party. To keep the party pumping you need to keep the candy jar topped up – and the only way to get more candy is by smashing piñatas! These colourful, goody-stuffed toys descend slowly from the top of the play area. You must move quickly to intercept them by adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. Once in position, smash open the piñatas to release their tasty treats! Think fast because if you run out of candy, the party’s over!
Ratio Rumble
6 Math 1 - Ratios and Unit Rates | 7 Math 4 - Percent and Proportional RelationshipsThe battle is on in this game where you build your own potions! Check your ratios to win this mixture mix-off! Ratio Rumble addresses equivalent ratios, as established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
5 Math 2 - Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal... | 5 Math 3 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions | 4 Math 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and... | 4 Math 6 - Decimal FractionsRefraction is an online puzzle game for teaching fractions. The game requires knowledge of fractions to succeed. In Refraction, the player must partition lasers in order to power spaceships containing various animals who have gotten stuck in space. These animal spaceships all require different fractions of the lasers, and the player is given several pieces that split and bend the lasers to reach the animals and satisfy these requirements. These mechanics can be used to teach many important fraction concepts, such as equal partitioning,...
Simple Machines
There are spare robot parts all over the Museum. It's the job of Twitch (up there, in red) to go and collect them. It won't be easy, and that's the problem: our adorable-but-lazy friend likes things easier. It's up to you and Twitch to use found objects to create simple machines, devices that will help him solve challenges with a minimum of force, collect the parts and stay out of trouble.
Space Force
Find space treasure with physics! As a member of the starship Copernicus, you’ll use force, motion, and mass to recover lost riches. In SpaceForce, players undertake a journey across the solar system aboard the starship Copernicus. Their goal is to use science to recover lost treasures of the Queen’s Galactic Council using principles of physics. Game play provides practical experiences to aid in understanding of motion in two dimensions. Early levels are quite simple, with players testing how pushes and pulls work to move a mass. As the...
Supreme Decision
12.G2 - Civil Rights & Civil Liberties | 7.5 - The Constitution in PracticeEver wondered how the Supreme Court really works? In Supreme Decision, you help cast the deciding vote. At stake is the suspension of Ben Brewer who wore his favor band t-shirt to school against dress policy. You’ll help the final Justice make up her mind and influence the outcome of the case!
The Wrecks Factor
ALG I M4 - Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions,...In this maths game you are the chief of rescue operations for the Bermuda Rectangle. Your task is to protect the ships crossing this notorious body of water, keeping watch for any vessels that fall prey to its strange and terrifying phenomena. Stricken ships will transmit their search area coordinates encoded as a quadratic expression. You must decipher the code before the ship sinks, and dispatch a rescue chopper to locate life rafts and save the crew. It’s a tough job but we know you can handle it, Chief!
Treefrog Treasure
3 Math 5 - Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line | 4 Math 6 - Decimal Fractions | 2 Math 8 - Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal...Treefrog Treasure (ages 4+) is a platformer game that allows players to explore different worlds as a frog and learn fractions and number line concepts. When certain obstacles are reached, a player must properly identify a target symbol, whole number, or fraction on a number line to collect gems and complete the level. Hints are provided to help the player reach the correct answer when mistakes are made.