Zoombinis can help you address computational thinking, math, and 21st Century skills and concepts.
Zoombinis, formerly known as The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, includes twelve math-based logic puzzles, each with four levels of difficulty, that reinforce valuable computational thinking (CT) skills, such as:
- Problem decomposition: Breaking down a complex problem or system into simpler parts or chunks that are easier to understand.
- Automation: Predicting or planning a series of ordered steps or sequences for feasible and efficient solutions.
- Algorithms and procedures: Identifying and articulating a set of instructions for a specific problem or task.
- Data representation: Using and interpreting multiple representations of data or information to organize, make meaning, or solve problems.
- Abstraction/Formulation: Identifying and articulating general sets of algorithms (steps or instructions) or procedures that apply to various problem types or conditions (i.e., abstraction or formulation).
- Generalization: Applying common algorithms to a variety of problems, forming a solid set of practical approaches to problem solving.
Looking for help to understand Zoombini game mechanics?
How-To Videos are available here.
Materials from the original (mid 1990s) version of the game are dated but still relevant to educators and parents.