How Kids Play Games: Teachable Moments in Refraction and Treefrog Treasure

June 21, 2013

Guest blogger Eleanor O'Rourke of the University of Washington shares her reflections on a study of how children and adults play two of GameUp's games, Refraction and Treefrog Treasure. Adults and ...

Refraction Essential Questions

April 28, 2013

How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can models help us to predict t...

Refraction Game Teaching Strategies

January 18, 2013

The Refraction game teaches fractions by adopting three models: laser width (continuous), flow frequency (discrete), and lasers colored by denominator. In later stages of the game, students...

New Game on GameUp: Center for Game Science presents “Treefrog Treasure”

November 30, 2012

The Center for Game Science (CGS) is part of the department of computer science at the University of Washington. We’re made up of a group of designers, software engineers, artists, and students, inc...