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Bootstrap:Algebra

Evidence-based, integrated materials for math classes, grades 7-12

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You can also find previous versions: Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, and Fall 2013.

Backed by Research

Bootstap:Algebra has been shown to improve student performance on standard, pencil-and-paper algebra tasks while engaging students of any gender in the act of building a game. See our peer-reviewed publications here:
  1. Assessing Bootstrap:Algebra Students on Scaffolded and Unscaffolded Word Problems, (SIGCSE, 2018)
  2. Creativity, Customization, and Ownership: Game Design in Bootstrap:Algebra, (SIGCSE, 2018)
  3. Transferring Skills at Solving Word Problems from Computing to Algebra Through Bootstrap, (SIGCSE, 2015)