Robert Hansen posted Dec 23, 2012 7:21 PM: > On Dec 22, 2012, at 7:55 AM, Richard Strausz > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > >> Anything to pretend to need computers even if it > >> means making easy > >> stuff harder. They are good (or can be) for > >> improving necessary > >> "drill and kill" (better read, "drill for skill") > but > >> not much else. > >> > >> Wayne > >> > > Or, maybe, if an 8-year-old plays with this, it > might it easier for him/her to master algebra in > school later? > > I downloaded the game and played it (and had my 9 > year old son play it) through all 5 chapters, 20 > levels per chapter. That sounds more involved than it > was. For me 30 minutes of time, my son, an hour. > > Good news first... > > 1. Decently made puzzle-app. > 2. Does require puzzle reasoning. > 3. The puzzle has enough draw (for a kid) but it is > short lasting. > > Bad News... > > 1. Very few of the puzzles actually involve (faux) > expressions (see later). > 2. Isn't mathematical or algebraic other than it > being a puzzle. > 3. Suffers from the "ants doing trig" issue. > 4. Rather brief puzzle factor (~30 minutes) > ... <snip> Thanks for your detailed review. In the above, should not your "Good News" No. 3 be a point in the "Bad News"?
(I was not able to view the video, or to open the download page. I do not intend to purchase it).