Mathematics for Game Developers

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Mathematics for Game Developers

… explores the math behind how scenes appear, characters move, and action evolves. The basic ideas of how mathematical instruments control action and motion in the games you develop. For example, vectors determine object position, speed, and define distance. Matrices inform and store transformations like translation, rotation, scale, and skew. Previous math experience is not required; a desire to score points and outwit opponents is key.

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Downey Unified School District develops and publishes Open Education Resources for high school, college, and adult learner audiences. Mathematics for Game Developers is accessibility compliant and available in English and Spanish. Print copies of the text are available for purchase from Lulu Press – at their cost. houses .pdf and Screen Reader .docx versions in English English is published by Downey Unified School District houses .pdf and Screen Reader .docx versions in Spanish Spanish is published by Downey Unified School District

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About the Partners

Author: Denny Burzynski has a master’s degree in Mathematics from the California State University, Long Beach, and has taught mathematics at California and Nevada community colleges. With some of his friends, Denny authored six college mathematics textbooks from basic arithmetic, elementary, and intermediate algebra, college algebra, to applied calculus. Denny presented at many mathematics conferences all over the country, spent a semester interning as a program director at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., and served as president of both the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges and the Nevada Mathematical Association of Community Colleges. 

Publisher:  Downey Unified School District (DUSD)

DUSD Vision: All students graduate with a 21st Century education that ensures they are college and career ready, globally competitive and citizens of strong character. DUSD Mission: Downey Unified School District is committed to developing all students to be self-motivated learners and productive, responsible, and compassionate members of an ever-changing global society. Our highly qualified staff foster meaningful relationships with students, parents, and the community while providing a relevant and rigorous curriculum in facilities that advance teaching and learning. 

DUSD Administration: Superintendent John A. Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent Roger Brossmer, Ed.D., Director, College and Career Readiness Allan Tyner, Ed.D. 

Project Manager: 2 Degree Shift designs and implements high-wage, high-growth career technical education pathways and open source, accessibility-compliant curricula, class materials, and work-based learning projects. Book design is by Veronika Focht, Principal Designer at 2 Degree Shift.

Thanks go to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office for the K12 Strong Workforce Funding Round 3 grant award – Open Source Downey.