Published in The Oregon Mathematics Teacher (TOMT) January/February, 2006. TOMT is the magazine of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM). HurkleQuest is a play-by-mail search-and-find game with "fuzzy feedback" clues. This article describes three types of HurkleQuest games: HurkleQuest on the Number Line HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1 HurkleQuest in Oregon


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HurkleQuest is a quest activity that must be done by email. The directions include links to other quests that have been completed so teachers can see examples of how to use this activity. The teacher has students make guesses about the location of the Hurkle on a quadrant. They email the writer and then the writer responds with clues so the students can send new guesses. This repeats until the Hurkle is found. This interactive game can be adapted for different ages by changing the size and numbers on the quadrant. It sounds like a fun way to get students involved and teach them about quadrants.

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