Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Yoiks! is a new game from TERC which expands on the mathematics of Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, humorously introducing computer programming and spatial reasoning in an off-beat environment. Players herd a swarm of data-munching bugs away from their computer's delicate innards, moving them through a series of puzzles which embody core concepts of computing. The game also engages players in the scientific processes of observation, hypothesis formation, and experimentation. Like Zoombinis, Yoiks! is appropriate both for home and the classroom. For ages 10 and up.