If there are forty children in the class and each child has three fruits with her, how many fruits are there in the class?
120! Seems very easy to solve, right? But it is not that easy for the second graders. Primary school teachers confirmed that the biggest challenge while teaching such a lesson is to teach them translate words to numerical equations. Children who have a better command over the language tend to solve the questions with ease. However, as a topic it is quite boring for children and they usually don’t enjoy solving them.
Problem Statement- To make conversion from language to numerical problems understandable, fun and engaging.
About Thar Trails- Its a Maths Treasure Hunt!
In the extreme climates of The Great Thar Desert where human survival is nearly impossible, is an age old treasure hidden. You are a”Banjaras” and you are on the quest for this ancient treasure. Thrilling but full of difficulties is your journey through the trails of Thar. The first banjaras that crosses all the barriers wins the treasure!
Game Objective- Be the first Banjara to unlock the relics and find all the treasure!
Game Play- The banjaras collect various things for survival throughout the game in the form of cards. Each hurdle is math word problem that they have to solve by visually counting and calculating the answers. If their answer is correct, they move one tier closer to the treasure and if they are wrong, there are punishment cards that can make them do funny things like ‘roar like a dinosaur’ or ‘dance like a kangaroo.’
Team- Faris Mohammed, Gourab Chaterjee & Midushi Kochhar
This board game was developed in the course of Game Design at Politecnico di Milano in 2015. The purpose was to develop a board game that had the theme a presented Greek myth. This game is about " The Abduction of Persephone."
The Objective was to free Persephone who was kidnapped by Hades and trapped in the Underworld.
The game had 3 tiers and each tier had its different challenges. Persephone was trapped in the underworld which was the central tier. Tier 1 was about acquiring materials to build a boat to cross the river Styx and reach Tier 2. Tier 2 was about acquiring special skills for the fight with Hades. Tier 3 the real fight and the warrior who defeats Hades, saves Persephone and brings back the order to the seasons of the Earth wins the game.
We love to play several games with our dogs. Playing fetch, with a frisbee or a ball are just some of our favourite ones. They are important to keep the dog healthy and active. However, what we forget to include in these games are a dog's instant to look/ hunt for his food on its own.
This is where treat toys come in. They allow your pet to actively interact with the toy and also fulfil those instincts as the rewards them with doggy treats.
My idea was to go further in this direction and come up with innovative toys to explore its possibilities using the new technology of 3D printing.
Ball. B is a unique treat toy for dogs which comes with dual functions. Even though it is a frisbee it has a rotating ball in the middle which can be filled with small dog treats. When the dog rolls the toy few of these treats fall out that the dog enjoys to eat. When it is thrown far away as a frisbee the dog goes to fetch it and brings it back. There is a small shutter inside which can be kept shut while the frisbee is in air.
This way even when the owner is not around the dog can play with the Ball . B alone and when the owner is around both can play normally as a frisbee.