G4C 2016 awards finalist: WeWantToKnow

WeWantToKnow is the creator of Dragon Box Numbers, a Games for Change 2016 awards finalist for Best Learning Game.

Company name: WeWantToKnow

Website: dragonbox.com

Twitter: @dragonbox

Short bio: WeWantToKnow is the studio behind the award-winning DragonBox series. Their math games are regarded as shining examples of how to make good educational games that truly make the learning an integral part of the gameplay.

They have made games that have taught 5-year-olds how to solve equations, turned Euclid’s Elements into a puzzle game, and transformed numbers into characters kids can relate to and manipulate as they please.

Games at the festival: DragonBox Numbers gives kids who are just starting to learn math the foundation they need to succeed—a strong number sense and fluency with addition and counting.

Platforms: iOS, Android

Grades: Lower elementary (K-3)

Education value: DragonBox Numbers is based on the same pedagogical principles as the other games in the award-winning DragonBox series and works by integrating the learning seamlessly into the gameplay, no quizzes or mindless repetitions.

Every interaction in DragonBox Numbers is designed to heighten your child’s understanding of numbers and strengthen his or her love of math, giving your child a great foundation for future math learning.

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