Title: Math Missions: The Race to Spectacle City Arcade K-2
Overall Rating: B+
Source: http://www.scholastic.com/kids/downloads2go/productDetail.asp?productid=23&speed=broad
Playing Time: 15-30 minutes depending on number of activities
Software Release Date: 1998
Cost: $13.95 at Amazon .com
Operating System: PC or Mac
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:speakers
Subject Area: Mathematics for grades K-2
Objectives: To teach math skills like sorting, measuring, weighing, and addition and subtraction.
Brief Description: Player clicks on storefronts until activities and puzzled store clerks are found. Activities range from sorting animals by their physical characteristics (spots, legs, colors), to measuring the length of fruits, to weighing combinations of seafood.
Entry Capabilities Required: basic math concepts, use of a computer, mouse, and keyboard. Non-readers should have adult guidance.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: This game focused on real life situations that students could use for example in a store, or in other situations in real life. I liked that this game taught a wide variety of different math concepts for this age level, it really makes it fun to learn concepts that could otherwise be difficult to learn.
Weak Points: The only thing that I would consider a weak point is the fact that this could be played by non-readers yet they will need assistance. The other thing is the fact there was not any debriefing, this sort of leaves the students hanging.
Reviewer: Angela carney
Position: Grad Student
Date Reviewed: 6-4-04
Computer System Reviewed on: Windows XP