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MIT staff blogger Matt McGann '00

PrimeShooter by Matt McGann '00

An addictive factoring game.

My friend Shefali ’04 sent me a link to an addictive math nerd video game which actually relates to the name of this very blog. It’s like factoring Tetris! Check out PrimeShooter:

If you love math, you may want to check out the Math Department here and its plethora of resources.

Here are a few other good math opportunities and resources:

Good luck with PrimeShooter, have fun!

16 responses to “PrimeShooter”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This game is very addicting. smile

  2. Kallie says:

    Omg, that’s so fun! raspberry

  3. to your list of good resources…

    for aspiring researchers, arXiv.org is a good thing to be exposed to.

  4. Arka'10 says:

    This game is so much fun!

    I kept playing it for long….

  5. Rupa says:

    Its a very interesting game.

    A good exercise for the brain.

  6. Vu says:

    Haha, I think my 2-key is gonna break off soon.

  7. PLEASE HELP ME AS PROMTLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!

    Hey what’s up?? I’m a dominican boy who wants to get into MIT after finishing highschool. Currently I’m in the investigation process but i want some help about deciding whether to apply for MIT or just dont. One of my main concerns is how good is my accademcal education up to this point versus the one you need to be a succesfull student at MIT. I’m a good student at highschool and I’m starting my senior year on August 28th. How tough is the academic demand on MIT’s AeroAStro school???… because I’m thinking of studying to be an astronaut or something related.

    Another thing I would like to Know is: What programs has the aeroastro school for people that have just finished highscool???…

    Another area area I’m Interested in is in Mechanical engineering and I hope that somebody can help me with this and other important questions that I’have about the Institute.

    PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!

  8. Mason says:

    Man…I got to 62 and then I died :(

  9. Anonymous says:

    My high score is 186. I should also mention I have no life.

  10. 205.

    Not the best up here, but good enough for me!

  11. Anonymous says:

    that was definately like the best game of all time.

    213, haha

  12. Anonymous says:

    376! I’ve played it a lot, though. Half the time I didn’t have a clue how to begin factoring, so I’d just throw numbers at it to see what happens and dodge everything else until it turned bright red. My 2 and p keys are probably hurting right now…

  13. PLEASE HELP ME AS PROMTLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!

    Hey what’s up?? I’m a dominican boy who wants to get into MIT after finishing highschool. Currently I’m in the investigation process but i want some help about deciding whether to apply for MIT or just dont. One of my main concerns is how good is my accademcal education up to this point versus the one you need to be a succesfull student at MIT. I’m a good student at highschool and I’m starting my senior year on August 28th. How tough is the academic demand on MIT’s AeroAStro school???… because I’m thinking of studying to be an astronaut or something related.

    Another thing I would like to Know is: What programs has the aeroastro school for people that have just finished highscool???…

    Another area area I’m Interested in is in Mechanical engineering and I hope that somebody can help me with this and other important questions that I’have about the Institute.

    PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!

    By the way my e-mail adress is: [email protected]

  14. madmatt says:

    Miguel and others,

    I will answer questions as soon as I can.

    — Matt =)

  15. Fermion says:

    Excellent game, really enjoyed it. I got a maximum score of 273 before I started to run into some strange problems..

    http://www.geocities.com/ajbasic/score1.jpg

    It gets really hard, eventually..

    http://www.geocities.com/ajbasic/score2.jpg

    Just joking, of course. smile

    Since you get an extra “gun” every 50 points, and the difficulty of the game levels off after 450 points, it should be possible to become good enough at factoring to never lose..

    Of course, that might be difficult.

    Very fun game, nonetheless!

    ~Fermion~