STEM Video Game Challenge

STEM Video Game Challenge

STEM Video Game Challenge

Ages 6 - 8

PBS KIDS, in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), participated in the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge, an annual competition to motivate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning among America's youth by tapping into students' natural passion for playing and making video games. Congratulations to the student and educator winners of the PBS KIDS category!

Games

  • Addition Blocks

    STEM Video Game Challenge

    Addition Blocks

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Addition

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Destroy the falling target blocks by forming sums by clicking on adjacent number blocks. The game features multiple speeds and difficulties, an award system, and unlockable bonus blocks!

    Learning Goals
    Increase addition fluency (speed and accuracy) for single-digit and two-digit sums.

  • Animal Inequalities

    STEM Video Game Challenge

    Animal Inequalities

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Counting,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Measurement,
    • Numbers

    Devices:

    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile

    Description
    Fish are swimming in the ocean. Help the shark eat the larger number of fish.

    Learning Goals
    Comparing quantities to identify greater than, less than, and equal to.

  • Math Race Mania

    STEM Video Game Challenge

    Math Race Mania

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Addition,
    • Numbers,
    • Subtraction

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    I am lost! Help me reach my house by correctly solving basic mathematical problems.

    Learning Goals
    Learning basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Speedy Math Train

    STEM Video Game Challenge

    Speedy Math Train

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Addition,
    • Subtraction

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    All aboard for the Speedy Math Train! Solve equations and tap on the correct train as it rolls by.

    Learning Goals
    Practice and improve basic arithmetic skills and speed.

About the Challenge

The 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge contest was open to four different categories: Middle School students (5th grade – 8th grade), High School Students, College students and Teachers/Educators. Participants who wished to produce games as part of the PBS KIDS category were encouraged to develop games for children ages 4-8 that focus on early math skills. This project is part of the Ready To Learn Initiative, and funded by a grant from the U.S Department of Education.

STEM Video Game Challenge games © 2012 their original producers.

visit STEM Video Game Challenge at PBS Kids
Back to Top