DragonBox Elements, the game that secretly teaches geometry, has hit the iOS and Android app stores!
Distinguished at the International Serious Play Awards and the “Wouap Doo Apps Jeunesse” trophees, DragonBox Elements is both a fun puzzle game and a delicately crafted learning journey, spanning over more than 100 levels. These levels are home to many fun creatures with lots of different powers, but these creatures have a secret. They are all geometric shapes, and their powers are actually real mathematical properties. Through playing, you will encounter triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and a whole world or relationships between lengths, angles, and parallel lines.
Your mission in each puzzle of DragonBox Elements is to find these creatures and to help them regain their full powers. As these creatures and their powers are mathematical concepts, you are actually identifying shapes and demonstrating their properties, using Euclidian proofs, all this without even realizing you’re doing geometry!
For example, a young player that must find a three-sided creature with two horns (isoceles triangle) will need to find three dots that can be linked to form the right creature (triangle), see that this creature is in a circle that allows to show that two of its sides are of the same color (meaning length) as they are both rays of the circle, and that this creature is therefore a three-sided creature (triangle) with two horns (isoceles).
By changing the way mathematics are expressed and manipulated, DragonBox Elements allows players to get good at geometry by simply having fun and playing with puzzles and endearing creatures. Thanks to this innovative approach, it is easy for players to gain confidence and to understand the logic of geometry.
DragonBox Elements takes its inspiration from “Elements”, one of the most important works in the history of mathematics. Written by Greek mathematician Euclid, Elements describes the bases of Geometry by using a unique and coherent logical system. Its 13 volumes have been a reference for 23 centuries and DragonBox Elements allows its players to master, in just a few hours, its essential theorems and axioms.
This game is suitable for children from age 8, and is an excellent introduction to middle school geometry. The exploration of the properties of geometric shapes through Euclidian proof allows players to improve their logical reasoning abilities, and to gain a deep understanding of the foundations of geometry. WeWantToKnow offers free learning resources to players who wish to transfer their newly learned skills to traditional pen and paper methods.
on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonbox-elements/id875267105?mt=8
on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wewanttoknow.Euclid&hl=en
Screenshots : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h9izs8casjafqzc/AACuB7i2xHvCfgKtb4Mq6TDAa?dl=0
About We Want To Know
Once upon a time, there was a math teacher, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, who couldn’t help but notice many of his students, who were enthusiastic and bright young people, had a tough time learning math. He figured that the issue was probably lying with his teaching methods rather than with his students. To change this, Jean-Baptiste united forces with Patrick Marchal, a cognitive science Phd, and they started WeWantToKnow, a company which would create innovative learning games, in 2011.
The team at WeWantToKnow created and published in 2012 and 2013 the groundbreaking DragonBox Algebra games, which went on to earn many awards and received praises coming from the White House and the Norwegian prime minister, but also from the thousands of parents who saw their kids take a leap forward in their understanding of math. En 2014, WeWantToKnow has published DragonBox Elements, a game designed to allow its players to learn the bases of geometry and mathematical proofs.