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Physics Revision, anyone?

I literally just found this while doing my physics homework. This is a short post just to raise awareness in case anyone needs help revising (or learning, for that matter) physics. Their work is also available as iBooks.

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brilliant.org

This is such a great educational tool. It’s designed like a game, with levels, points and skills the player can earn by answering questions. Currently, the only topics you can practice are physics and maths, but the creators plan to expand to other academic subjects. Points can be exchanged for actual prizes such as a Brilliant.org tee shirt, or books like Albert Einstein’s ‘Relativity: The Special and the General Theory’. They also hold competitions where they answer mathematical questions, or in the case of their ‘Hunger Games’ competition, players had to write an algorithm to fight to the death against other algorithms. The website also has a ‘Techniques’ page, where people can train themselves on how to answer mathematical questions that involve concepts ranging from prime factorisation to Helly’s Theorem.

I’ve already started using it, and it is¬†extremely¬†addictive. I think it would be very beneficial to students if teachers encouraged their students to use it.