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[–]karootbeer 29 points30 points  (2 children)

What about portal the flash version

[–]Costyyy 80 points81 points  (10 children)

1.the game isn't made by valve 2. It's a pretty good game.

[–]Thatretroaussie 11 points12 points  (0 children)

  1. Doesn't matter. 2. it's a joke.

[–]The_Pesky_Bee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That game is fire

[–]ihategoose 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mari0 with portals is the best tho

[–]Crohno_Trigger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love that game! Real fun

[–]everypostepic 3 points4 points  (9 children)

Wait it involves math? I just lost all excitement I had for it.

[–]sympatheticdisaster 16 points17 points  (7 children)

99% of the games on Cool Math Games don't invole math. Including this one.

[–]Biohazard72 0 points1 point  (6 children)

No, that is just what dumb teachers think. Just because it doesn't have direct equations doesn't mean it isn't math related at all.

[–]urabossofturd 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I feel like I'm wading into an argument between primary school kids.. but...

Math's can be related to almost anything you do.

[–]spookyttws 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It depends on what you're trying to teach. Number cruchers did nothing for me as a kid. Portal teaches problem solving a creative thinking. It's one thing to force kids to memorize a set of numbers, it's another to teach them why and how to use them. The latter is much more important in life.

[–]Biohazard72 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Why would you feel like that? I agree, and I was never arguing, just explaining something.

[–]urabossofturd 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That maths can be related to almost anything, or the school comment?

The school comment because that level of hostility towards knowledge is unnatural - but very unfortunately is a very common and unpleasant result of the school system.

I think maybe your comment was pushing back against that a little bit, but I initially just read it as calling maths dumb.

[–]Biohazard72 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No, I didn't intend it to come off as aggressive, I just think it is a bit dumb for many teachers to say games of things like cool math have nothing to do with math. I didn't say anything negative about math.

[–]Thatretroaussie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, cool maths kids is one of those sites kids would use to play flash games at school that would bypass the filter.