Equatero for Math Expressions

Find the expression from a series of guesses and clues. This activity involves critical thinking. Start with an equation. Use the colors to help you decide how to form the correct expression. GREEN means it is correct, YELLOW means it is correct but in the wrong place, and RED means it is wrong. How many attempts will it take you to find the correct expression? Start simple and work your way up the ranks.

Design-Make-Play With “The Pack”

This approach to learning and engagement supports learning experiences that develop critical thinking, computational thinking, knowledge integration, innovation, creativity, and environmental problem-solving skills.

The Pack is a game set in a future world where healthy ecosystems have faltered and resources are scarce. To restore the environment, players embark on an open-ended quest to find food and water by using their “Pack”—creatures that have unique functions such as digging, moving, holding, grabbing, and repeating. When their Pack has more than one type of creature, players combine them into algorithms to perform tasks and overcome challenges. As they advance, players create more complex algorithms that allow them to do new things.

The Pack is an all-ages game inspired by NYSCI’s groundbreaking Connected Worlds exhibit and was created by NYSCI and Design I/O. Free downloads are available for MacOSX and Windows.