A long time ago, we invented a simple game called Hurkle and published the first primitive version of Hurkle as a computer game in People's Computer Company, April 1973. We have invented new versions of Hurkle called HurkleQuest that use colors of the rainbow as "fuzzy feedback" clues. We have played HurkleQuest in classrooms, by USPS mail, and by email. Since 2004, we have run many tens of HurkleQuest games for first-grade to sixth-grade teachers and their students. Here there be descriptions of HurkleQuest Play-by-Email games.

  • HurkleQuest on the Number Line.
  • HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1.
  • HurkleQuest in Quadrants 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  • HurkleQuest in Oregon.
Math is joyful when teachers and students play together, learn together.

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Descriptions of HurkleQuest play-by-email games: HurkleQuest on the Number Line HurkleQuest in Composite Number Land HurkleQuest in Prime Number Land HurkleQuest in Integer Land HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1 HurkleQuest in Quadrants 1 - 4 HurkleQuest in Oregon Play together, learn together!
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Published in The Oregon Mathematics Teacher (TOMT) January/February, 2006. TOMT is the magazine of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM). HurkleQuest is a play-by-mail search-and-find game with "fuzzy feedback" clues. This article describes three types of HurkleQuest games: HurkleQuest on the Number Line HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1 HurkleQuest in Oregon
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Summer 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who will enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 23, played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-06-26 to 2007-06-29.
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Summe 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who will enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 24, played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-07-02 to 2007-07-06.
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Summer 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who will enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 25 played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-07-29 to 2007-07-13.
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Summer 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who will enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 26, played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-07-16 to 2007-07-20.
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Summer 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 27, played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-07-23 to 2007-07-27.
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Summer 2007. The Hurkle Hiders ran HurkleQuest on the Number Line play-by-email games for students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) program at Yaquina Bay Elementary School in Newport, Oregon. We played with SEAS teacher Jody Hanna and her students who enter grades 1 through 6 in school year 2007-2008. This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 27, played via email by students at SEAS from 2007-07-30 to 2007-08-03.
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This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 37 played by four sixth-grade classes and their teacher Janet Dielman at Dr. R.H. Brown Middle School in Madison, Connecticut. Hurkle's hiding place is a whole number 0 to 300. A guess must be in a form that shows the number of hundreds, tens, and ones. Coach Dielman's students began with notation suggested by the Hurkle Hiders, but quickly jumped out of the box and went up, up, and away!
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This is the story of HurkleQuest on the Number Line Game 01, played via email by fourth-grade teachers and their students from 2005-02-24 through 2005-03-15. As we write this in July 2007, we are running our 24th HurkleQuest on the Number Line game for grades 1 to 6 students in the Science, Engineering, and Art by the Sea (SEAS) summer program in Newport, Oregon USA.
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This is the story of HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1 Game 01, played via email by fourth- and fifth-grade teachers and their students from 2005-03-14 through 2005-04-12. As we write this in July 2007, we have simplified this game and have run more than 20 HurkleQuest in Quadrant 1 games and three HurkleQuest in Quadrants 1, 2, 3, and 4 games. We run all of these games by email, mostly for teachers and their students in Oregon, USA.
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This is the story of HurkleQuest in Quadrants 1, 2, 3, and 4 Game 02, played via email by four teams of students in grades 2, 3, and 5. Hurkle's hiding place was a point (x, y) in Quadrant 1, 2, 3, or 4 of a rectangular coordinate system, where: x is an integer -25 to 25 (-25 ? x ? 25). y is an integer -25 to 25 (-25 ? y ? 25). We all had fun playing together, learning together.
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This is the story of HurkleQuest in Oregon Game 01, played via email by fourth- and fifth-grade teams in Oregon from 2005-04-17 through 2005-05-11. Our invitation to play said: Hurkle and the Hurkle Hiders will soon move to Oregon. In HurkleQuest in Oregon Game 01, your task is to find our future home in Oregon. Each turn, send two guesses to The Hurkle Hiders: MathBackpacks@aol.com. Each guess is a town, village, hamlet, or city in Oregon. We will calculate the distance in kilometers from each of your guesses to our future home in Oregon. This distance is as the Western Meadowlark (Oregon State bird) flies along a line segment from your guess to our location. We will send you a color clue for each guess.
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