What is Riddle Books?

What is Riddle Books?

Riddle Books, created by the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, aims to develop learners’ understanding of Common Core concepts and provide a fun (and free!) place to practice development of algebraic concepts in any child that can read. By using story problems to gradually introduce the player to the notion of equations, Riddle Books starts off with the player manipulating pictures and dealing with relationships they can intuitively understand and enables students to solve story problems regardless of their skill level.

Some features of Riddle Books include:

  • Story problems come in all flavors, which allows students to find favorites! Stories can be science fiction, magic, and animals – to name just a few.
  • Customized hints are at the ready to help students get themselves back on track.
  • Students are not just completing story problems. They are also getting the tools they need to solve any story problem they encounter going forward.
  • Riddle Books is designed to grow with player skill and “level up” as they do. This keeps everyone learning – but more importantly, keeps players having fun.