Inspiration

Got this idea when I saw the education hackathon being put on by the Alexa team because I'm a math tutor.

What it does

As of now this focuses only on testing kids addition and multiplication skills.

How I built it

I used the game template provided by the Alexa team. I'm using Nodejs and AWS Lambda to host my backend.

Challenges I ran into

I was strictly using the template and was making my code longer and harder than it needed to be. After I sat down and made a UML diagram I figured out what I was missing. Another road block was trying to pick an operation. In the end I just used 0 and 1 to pick the operation and didn't have to add any more intents as expected.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I built this really quickly. I learned more nodejs. I think the kids I tutor will also find this really cool. Got the skill to do more than just multiplication

What I learned

I learned how to handle responses to Alexa oppose to just stating facts. I gained a deeper knowledge of handlers and how they work.

What's next for Math Flashcards

I would also like to design this for the Echo Show where actual flash cards are presented visually for kids. I would also make this into a google assistant app as well.

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