EQUATIONS, called "that peerless math game" by critics, was the first game adapted from the WFF 'N PROOF resource allocation format in 1962. Forty years of research and testing have extended the range of this joyful learning tool to become the centerpiece of the Instructional Gaming Program in schools.
Studies have shown that classroom EQUATIONS tournaments can double math achievement and reduce absenteeism in urban schools by 2/3. Research demonstrates that EQUATIONS develops skills far beyond "drill and practice" computation. It cultures the critical problem-solving abilities needed to recognize and apply fundamental concepts.
At home, EQUATIONS lets the whole family share a quality learning experience and have fun too. People of all ages become fascinated by this game. It creates a rich problem-solving interaction filled with complex strategy, bluffing and intrigue. The basic game can be taught to eight-year olds using simple arithmetic. As players develop skill, the game becomes more sophisticated. It ultimately expands to concepts that will challenge any intelligent adult.
EQUATIONS explores a broad range of math topics including elementary arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation and root operation as well as logarithms, fractions, decimals, percents, variables, algebra, functions and more.
Computer versions of EQUATIONS teach a wide range of curriculum topics in the context of the game (see the DIG MATH Program and EQUATIONS Challenge Matches below.) FREE Preview Copies of these programs can be downloaded from this site along with an Introduction to EQUATIONS program that teaches the game.
A NEW DVD called "How to Play EQUATIONS" is included in the deluxe version of the game (for only $5) and is highly recommended. This DVD is the easiest way to learn to play by following along with an actual teaching session in a sixth grade class. If you are new to these games, we suggest starting with the deluxe DVD version - the rules for EQUATIONS are similar to many other games in the series including: WFF 'N PROOF, ON-SETS, ON-WORDS and LinguiSHTIK.