What's Snakey Math?
What do you get when you take several hungry snakes, lots
of arithmetic options, and combine them into an arcade game?
You end up with a fun and exciting way to build solid math
skills, and it's called Snakey Math.
Snakey Math is based on the belief that math really should
be a fun and interesting subject to learn. It's crucial for kids
to have a firm grip on the basic math facts, and Snakey Math
is an effective way to keep attention and make memorizing and
understanding the arithmetic basics an enjoyable endeavor.
To play snakey math, one to four players use the keyboard
to guide their snakes to the correct answers before other snakes
Outstanding game play
The idea is to have an educational game that's fully educational
and fully a game; you'll find that Snakey Math doesn't skimp
on either area. With engaging sounds and music, beautiful background
graphics, and full-fledged arcade action, learners can really
get into the game. Not to mention three types of power-ups, switches
to control electricity, and hungry competition from other snakes
that can be controlled by the computer or a friend! (Families
can play together, too.)
Sound educational principles
But Snakey Math also stands out head and shoulders above the
crowd in its innovative educational features. Students can see
incorrect answers eliminated and continue to find the correct
answer, creating a superior educational experience to aid memory.
(A nice change from the old buzz-and-flash-the-answer routine.)
The correct answers are thoroughly emphasized as the eaten number
enlarges and moves down to take its place beside the question,
completing the equation. Players receive positive feedback in
several ways for eating the right answers - affirmative sounds,
the shape of snake as it grows longer, the color of the arena
as it changes to the color of the successful snake, and the higher
numbers as the score increases. Wrong answers are met with feedback
in the form of motion as the snake temporarily comes to a stop,
as well as sound and decreased length and score.
With the computer screen crawling and thinking caps on, Snakey
Math combines education and play in its own unique way. All this
is not limited just to the basics, either. With no shortage of
extra math options (including negatives, mixed reviews, and various
number ranges for operands) there's plenty of room to grow for
inquisitive learners. The same game that helps teach youngsters
can even give adults and teens a fun challenge!