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By AkshajK, history, 3 months ago, In English

Hi! My friend and I want to hear the community's feedback for this math game idea

Very Early Prototype: QuickMaths

Idea: A multiplayer game where students can race to solve as many math problems as they can in a short amount of time. Problems will have internal ratings to give students an appropriate difficulty level of question such that they are constantly challenged!

The thought is to have three categories of problems:

  • Fundamentals (basic arithmetic, very formulaic questions, such as solving systems of equations, log properties, etc etc)

  • Word Problems (easy problems that require some amount of thinking to solve)

  • Contest Math Problems (more difficult contest-level questions)

The full idea details are here

I really want to hear all of your ideas for what an app like this needs, to be very appealing to kids trying to learn/practice math! please comment your suggestions :)

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By AkshajK, history, 4 months ago, In English

TLDR: Try out this guess-the-song game! https://www.partyy.life/

Hi, My friend and I have been working on this guess-the-song website for a while now, and we'd really appreciate it if you could try it out and share any feedback on design, gameplay, difficulty, suggestions, or anything! This isn't really related to competitive programming except that this game's addictiveness is $$$O(n^2)$$$!!

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By AkshajK, history, 19 months ago, In English

I know the global rounds tend to have good problems, but other than those, which rounds tend to have higher quality problems? Sponsored rounds (which ones)? rounds with tons of authors? Are there any specific authors who always have incredible rounds? anyone have specific round recommendations?

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By AkshajK, history, 3 years ago, In English

Hey all,

I spent some time writing a textbook on how to efficiently convert between different bases, and thought it may be useful to those of you who are learning this for the first time.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12CeDNZO_trww-ZtGWMdSUCrhN8kcbi2U/view

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By AkshajK, history, 3 years ago, In English

Hi, I'm a high school senior, and I've noticed that Codeforces is a really good way to get people passionate about competitive programming. There is something about the thrill of working and competing to improve one's rating in an online community, that helps motivate all of us to improve.

I'm wondering if, theoretically, it could be possible to recreate this experience in the high-school classroom. Currently, students see schoolwork as a burden; one funny quote I've heard is to "not let school get in the way of learning". If somehow students could learn subjects such as math, physics, or anything else in an online community through training for competitions and rating, perhaps this could make learning more fun and exciting?

Obviously I think it would be a bad idea to grade based on rating; that would only create unhealthy competition. Perhaps something such as this could replace traditional homework? I'm curious as to what you all think.

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By AkshajK, history, 3 years ago, In English

Do most of you guys use templates for coding things such as Segment Trees that are hard to code? If so, did you write them yourself or are there any good implementations or templates available online? (Is this even allowed?)

Also, what other data structures are useful to have templates for?

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By AkshajK, 6 years ago, In English

Topcoder SRM 647 will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:00 Noon EST; details here. Discuss the problems here after the contest!

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By AkshajK, 6 years ago, In English

Topcoder SRM 645 will be held tomorrow (Monday) at 11:00 AM EST (see below for your time zone). Official announcement here.

So, see here for the time of Monday's round. This thread can be used for pre/post-contest discussion.

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