Math Blaster: In Search Of Spot

Math Blaster In Search Of Spot PC MAC CD alien problems fractions division game! 

Children 

Windows/Mac 

Davidson 

1994 

CD 

$7.99
Packaging
Davison's Math Blaster has been around for over a decade.In its newest incarnation, the Trash Alien has stolen Blasternauts pal Spot and our hero is off on a loosely scripted mission to save him. To rescue Spot, the user must solve math problems to complete four steps: collect the trash that the Trash Alien dumped in space, turn the trash to fuel, follow the alien to his home planet, and finally rescue Spot.

In the first activity, the Trash Zapper, the user has to solve math facts problems to earn tractor beams with which to try and zap space-borne recyclables.When 15 pieces have been collected, the user moves on to the Number Recycler activity.Here, the challenge is to create correct equations while recycling unneeded equation variables for later use.From the Recycler, the user moves on to the Cave Runner activity.This activity requires the most mental gymnastics.Here, our hero has a number on his back.To jet his way to the higher levels inside the cave where Spot has been taken, the user must mentally calculate the values of math operations on opposite sides of multiple openings, and choose the opening whose values bracket his own number.Got that?And to make it a bit more challenging, the hero's number changes as he bumps into descending water drops which carry mathematical 'charges.'This one will make your sixth grader work!Finally, our hero encounters the evil Trash Alien in his space ship, and has to confront not only math problems, but floating space trash obstacles.

Math Blaster appeals to my daughter as a game, but I know she is getting math practice, commented one father. Therein lies an important observation about Math Blaster - this is more a math practice program, than a math teaching program.The math practice covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation, and number patterns, at six different grade levels (1-6).Switching between levels and subjects is simple from within the program at any point during use..

Math Blaster combines a video game approach and math practice to form a useful educational tool.For a child interested in video games, it will encourage the improvement of math skills.

For Windows (32-bit Systems) / Mac (Power Macintosh: OS 9 or Below) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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COMPATIBILITY:

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Macintosh Systems:
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