I’m sure, like me, you love maths. And if not, you’d at least be interested in an event called MEGABOWL. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
So, Broward County’s 2nd Annual MEGABOWL Educational Video Game Tournament, which came to my attention here.
“Quick: Solve for x in the equation 5x-6=3x-8! Can’t? You probably aren’t alone, unless you are a Broward County middle school student participating in the newest gaming trend: educational video games that reinforce math concepts.”
I can, and I’m not. It’s easy: x=-1. Still, I’m sure it’s a lot of fun. It looks it. Probably. The press release continues:
“And on Friday, May 21 students from public schools across the county will “bring it” during a competition where solving for x or other complex math concepts will be the game of the day!”
Solving for x is not a complex mathematical concept. Galois theory is a complex mathematical concept. Solving for x is simple. A school child could do that.
What do you mean that’s the point? Sod off.