TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS 1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
SYNOPSIS/GAMEPLAY Players solve basic addition problems in a Space Invaders-style gameplay. They are given an answer and must shoot the invading UFO with the math problem that best corresponds to it.
THOUGHTS The gameplay is very straightforward and the UFOs don't advance so quickly that solving the math problem is stressful for young players. The fact that they are first given the answer is a neat way to get students thinking about math problems in a different way than they usually do, and it would be a good supplemental tool as they learn basic addition skills. At the end of the game, players get a report showing their accuracy and any questions that they got wrong, which can help them study.