Title: Math Ace CD
Source: Sanctuary Woods, Inc.
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $39.99 (http://turboguide.com/cdprod1/cdhrec/010/293.shtml)
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom
; 8Mb free RAM; 8Mb free disk space to install
Subject Area: Mathematics
Objectives: Develop and improve math skills
through games and understanding of math concepts through Smart Lab videobytes
and Reference sections.
Brief Description: Trap the Virus before
it can chew to the edge of the circuit board. With each correct answer
to a math problem you build a shield that blocks paths to the edge.
Entry Capabilities Required: Reading Ability
- Grade 3 and up; Mathematical Ability - Grade 3 and up
Relevance to objectives: 4 (Covers many
topics and levels)
Strong Points: Covers
a broad range of math topics on varying levels; easy to move between games,
levels, lab, and main menu; maintains interest; real world examples of
uses for math shown.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 4
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 3 (Need
to use Help button)
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 4
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 3 (No points deducted for incorrect
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 3
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
Clear directions for play:
4 (Help button gives clear directions)
Effectiveness of debriefing:3
(Some incorrect answers are corrected in Lab)
Weak Points: Background
music is annoying, but may be turned down or off; minimal debriefing.
Reviewer: Nora Crowe
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.