Polyup is a "computational thinking playground" that provides students with an opportunity to engage with problem solving and algorithmic thinking. Polyup consists of many puzzles that are made up of a set of problems called a Poly Machine. Each problem within the machine is called a chip and the chips are solved by modifying an equation to create a target output. The user modifies the problem by changing the numbers, operations, and order. Polyup puzzles support a growth mindset, creative problem solving and computational thinking.
Polyup puzzles provide practice for the following mathematical concepts:
There are many categories of Polyup puzzles. It is beneficial to start with the beginning categories to gain a basic understanding for the game. After a strong foundation has been built, feel free to choose an appropriate range of puzzles for your students. The categories include:
Connection to the Math Practice Standards
Polyup puzzles encourage the development of the following mathematical habits of mind: