Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Hidden Agenda Games

Most of the time a Hidden Agenda is a bad thing. In this case, however, it is a good thing.

Enter Hidden Agenda Games. This is an organization that encourages, through contests, the creation of games to help middle school kids (like my oldest son) learn difficult subjects that might not always “stick.”

The Liemandts and Reimanns (two families) sponsor contests in which college students create games to help middle school students and then the entries are posted at the Hidden Agenda Games web site.

Here are examples from an Algebra game called AlgebrArcade and one called Waste of Space which teaches concepts like velocity and acceleration…reminds me of the old game Asteroids.

You have to register to play the games but I highly recommend you check them out. Clever, inventive and educational…who could ask for more?

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