This fun math game for ages 4-15 covers all basic skills. Its board game format has 7500 number fact and problem questions in numeration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentage and ratio at 26 graded levels. Varied question styles suit different learners.
The game scenario requires players to collect as many fuel canisters as they can to escape from a tropical island whose volcano is about to blow. The player collecting the most canisters flies away in the jet-powered escape pod. Everyone else rows in the inflatable life raft. Players collect fuel by answering math questions, using opportunities offered by chance in the game and by purchasing and using various gadgets.
Up to four players can participate, and every math category and level can be individually enabled or disabled, so math content is fully customizable for every player. This feature, combined with dice roll and game strategy, means that any player at any level (not necessarily the best at math) can win the game. The length of the game can be fixed, and games saved from session to session. Math content has been compiled after extensive research across many curriculum frameworks worldwide, and different versions are specifically tailored to different countries and systems (e.g. metric or Imperial measurement units, currency).
All the Numbers Up! games are ideal for both classroom and family use: perfect for small math groups in a class setting, or for use by individual students needing either remediation or extension; perfect too for the family, where siblings, parents and grandparents can play simultaneously.
The higher levels of the game offer mental math problems challenging enough even for advanced mathematicians. This is a well-researched, high-quality kid-friendly math product offering great value for money.