This new first year algebra title is only available in a teachers’ version. The software presents five different activities. Students can play the activities in an “adventure mode” or they can explore four of the activities in a “practice mode.”
The activities cover many algebra concepts including: linear equations, substitution, comparing like terms, interpreting statements about algebraic relationships, solving simultaneous equations, and translating word problems into mathematical sentences
While in the adventure mode, students win clues each time they successfully complete an algebraic challenge. Students use the clues to uncover the treasure inside the pyramid.
The software comes with a great set of resources to help students. There are clues and explanations on how to solve the problems and a special “Equation Tablet” on which to record information.
The graphics, setting, and interesting music all contribute to creating an engaging way to explore algebra. Kid-testers actually enjoyed the activities.
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