A new math game gets kids excited about math.
Local Dev Debuts a Rare Non-Lame Math Game for iOS, 'Counting Kingdom' written by Kyle Alspach discusses Jenna Hoffstein's game, The Counting Kingdom.
Hoffstein created a fun math game unlike any other game on the market.
The Counting Kingdom stemmed from Hoffstein’s disappointment that there are not any fun but educational games anymore. This is particularly the case for games targeted at kids past the age of 6.
The Counting Kingdom develops a child's math skills without them realizing it.
Most math games are flashcards enhanced to look like games. “Educational games have an awful reputation,” Hoffstein said. “It’s very hard to convince people this is actually a fun game.” The game serves as an engaging way to learn addition.
Counting Kingdom is designed for children to work on their math skills.
In the game, children:
- Take on the role of a young wizard apprentice.
- Journey through a game world practicing their math skills.
- Playing the game must use their math skills to save the kingdom and fight monsters.
This learning game is special because it was developed with help from parents, teachers, and children. This is an educational game. But it is also fun because the kids are going on an adventure. They can see their progress first hand by making it through the virtual kingdom. This is an award winning game. It is a great tool for younger users.
Through her successes and failures, Hoffstein has created a truly innovative product. “The Counting Kingdom” should be a recommended game in every household and school across the country. Now math and fun do not have to be mutually exclusive.
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