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THE ORIGINAL Computer Math Baseball Game



    The original Batter Up math game was created in 1982
  • The first version was a cardboard game developed by a student teacher for a 5th-grade classroom.
  • The objective of the baseball-themed math game was to improve the speed and accuracy of basic math facts.
  • The second version was developed for the computer during the 1980s
  • Copyrighted in 1992, the computer DOS version was shared in many classrooms.
  • Bulletin boards on the “pre-Internet” were used to distribute via shareware and freeware.


    • From 2000 to 2005:
  • The development of the Windows version of Batter Up began in 2000.
  • It included four math modes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • The Windows version was uploaded to a web server in 2003 to conduct the research study.
  • The participants in the study (teachers and students) requested to use it again in 2004.
  • In 2005 the Batter Up Tournament was shared in several states across the USA.


    • The Start of the National Math Bee
  • In 2006 the non-profit National Math Bee was established.
  • It used the tested and proven Batter Up Tournament structure.
  • The National Math Bee platform was now available to all 50 US states.
  • And has continued to serve the USA until 2020.
  • In the later years of the tournament, students from different countries began to participate.


    • The International Math Bee (IMB) is another major revision to this math-based baseball game.
  • Team play has been enhanced within the platform.
  • All programming has been rewritten to leverage current technology.
  • The game standards of play have been upgraded to include math facts through 100.
  • Of course, now classrooms and students from all over the world may participate.







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