Optimization Games for the Young (Part 2)

 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post in which I tell a story that motivated me to start creating games for children and young adults to get them excited about Operations Research/Prescriptive Analytics/Optimization and STEM in general. You can download my first two games here: Lego Furniture and Pack That Bag!

Since then, I can’t stop thinking about other games to create. I have four game ideas in my head right now and today I’m back to share my third one with you: Stop the Fire! This is actually based on a research problem on which I am working right now.

I hope you have a chance to play this and my other games with your young ones. Please let me know your experience with these games and any feedback you may have toward improving them in the comments below.

Keep playing!

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Filed under Analytics, Applications, Games, INFORMS K-12 Outreach, Integer Programming, Mathematical Programming, Modeling, Motivation, Promoting OR, Research, Teaching

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