We were inspired by the educational platform Kahoot because of its ease of use and widespread popularity in classes. We decided on the name Patriotic Pirates because our team consists of members from rival schools. Our school mascots were respectively the Pirates and Patriots. Hence, the name Patriotic Pirates.
What it does
This web app is a math competition game.
Rather than presenting questions of multiple choice format, teachers have the ability to create open ended questions that challenge their students' critical thinking, Through this, the teacher can better assess a student's ability in math while a the same time provide a fun competitive but educational environment for students. Students are able to write Latex symbols directly, allowing them to utilize advanced math symbols and formulas in their work space.
How we built it
We used the desmos and mathjax api to set up the math environment and used express and socket.io to handle the backend.
Challenges we ran into
Screen shotting, learning how to use math.jax and the transfer of data through socket.io. Displaying graph from desmos and saving image in the table.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Routing images, Latex symbols, graphs with socket.io from students to the teacher.
What we learned
We learned how to leverage third party applications and use socket.io to route data.
What's next for Patriotic Pirates
Use Firebase to create an authentication system that allows students to sign in and save user's responses in a database.