Shuttle Mission Math
By Math Playground
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Shuttle Mission Math is a mathematical puzzle game that makes algebraic thinking both visual and interactive. The goal is to find the weight of each space creature and assemble a team for the next shuttle mission. Intended for ages 10+. Please visit our support page for a video introduction and walk through of some of the beginning levels.
What's New in Version 1.1
Fixed a coding error.
Removed the musical animation between levels to improve the flow of the game.
Made feedback more clear.
Great potential with minor improvements
This application has a variety of features that would be helpful to a student beginning to learn the ideas of algebra and balancing equations. It introduces students to the idea that something other than a number can represent a number (ex: the Zogs represent different weights/numbers that must be balances). While there are benefits, the lack of instructions and direction in how to complete the activities inhibits the usefullness of this application. It was difficult to determine how to play this game due to the fact there were no instructions and there were multiple buttons that needed to be pressed inorder to be successful. With a clearer tutorial, this game has great potential. Lastly, a student is able to pass a level by merely guessing their way to the right answer. Potentially having a specific number of guesses would help alleviate this potential pitfall. All in all, this is an application that has great potential with a ffew minor modifications.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 01, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 15.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Colleen King
- © 2013 Math Playground
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.