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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
this game is like Scrabble with numbers
First, this game is like Scrabble with numbers. We got this game for our first grade granddaughter, who said she likes math. We figured that we could play with her just using the addition and subtraction functions. Her reaction was sort of "meh." I think she will get to like it. But our second-grade grandson loved it! He can do the multiplication and division with whole numbers, so we took out the fraction pieces. He couldn't get enough of it. One recommendation though, if you are not using the fractions, but using all the functions, take out about three of each function piece (+, -. x, /) or you will end up with too many function pieces and not enough numbers. It is flimsier than the old Scrabble games, but everything today is. We played with either two players or two teams, to make the game go faster.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Not that great
By Possum Trot
I don't know that it's a BAD game, but it is certainly not a good game. I got this for my son, who loves math. I supposed it was going to be like scrabble, but with numbers and equations. It kind of is, but honestly, the scrabble formula just doesn't translate well into this format. Found it impossible to get rid of all the pluses, minuses, fractions... etc. Not sure what rules were when touching existing numbers. Took FOREVER to complete a game (plan on giving up one to two hours of your life for this game). All in all, I would not purchase again.
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Fantastic For Teaching Math Skills
I am a special education teacher who not only supports all high school subjects in a girls' high school, but I also teach self-contained classes when students cannot attend a mainstream class. I have several of these students right now, and teach a 2 student modified self-contained practical math class. We are presently working on the many different aspects of fractions and have already gone through equations, so this game seemed like a perfect way to reinforce what my students were learning and to also let them have a little fun in the learning process as well. The game is a hit! It not only has whole numbers, but fractions as well and my students work very hard, with an assist from me, to use those fractions, a difficult thing for them because of their learning disabilities. After we do our work for the day, we play a game of Equate, keeping score and learning even more. I join in on the game as well, which my students like very much. I do have to help them from time to time because they don't always see the possibilities, but all in all, it's a confidence-building game and my students are learning a lot from it. I recommend this game for anyone at all, not just students with learning disabilities. It's challenging and interesting. I also suggest it for home-schooling as a reinforcement for what is being taught. Great game and well worth the money spent on it.