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Mathbreakers
by Imaginary Number
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / Freemium
PLATFORMS / Mac, Windows

Immersive 3D game world in which students intrinsically learn math fundamentals like fractions through the game mechanics

Overview

SUMMARY:

Mathbreakers is a 3D math game in which students learn concepts like fractions, integers and negative numbers intrinsically while exploring the virtual world. The game is available to download on laptops and PC’s for both Mac and Windows, as well as the Microsoft Surface. It is available for a one-time fee of $25 for individual use, as well as an annual license of $50 per student for schools and districts that also includes CCSS lesson plans and student progress tracking. As of July 11, 2014, MathBreakers was used by over 1,000 students in over 100 schools.

GOALS:

Mathbreakers is a 3D math game in which students learn concepts like fractions, integers and negative numbers intrinsically while exploring the virtual world. The product was designed to get students excited about learning math without even realizing it.

APPROACH:

Teachers can check out a series of pre-designed, CCSS-aligned lesson plans and assign them to students. As students navigate through the game, teachers can track their progress and comprehension as it relates to the concepts incorporated in the assigned lesson on a real-time dashboard. The game uses this data to continually adapt the puzzles and challenges, so the student is constantly challenged at or above their math ability.

IMPLEMENTATION:

The MathBreakers game is available to download on laptops and PC’s for both Mac and Windows, as well as the Microsoft Surface. Teachers can access the sample lessons and progress dashboard on any browser.

Once MathBreakers is downloaded onto the computers that students will be using, it’s easy for them to get started. The game and corresponding lessons are designed to be an engaging supplement to a teacher’s normal in-class instruction and assigned homework.

PRICING:

The MathBreakers game is available for teacher’s to try for free for 3 months without the additional features. Schools and districts can purchase a yearly license that costs $50 per student per year, which includes the Common Core Dashboard, lesson plans and student progress tracking. Students or parents can purchase an individual game license for one computer for a one-time fee of $25.

WHO IS USING IT:

As of July 11, 2014, MathBreakers was used by over 1,000 students in over 100 schools.

Product Brief

Mathbreakers is a math video game and level editor that lets students and teachers build and share their own math puzzles, gadgets, and monsters. It is currently under development by Imaginary Number Co., a Mountain View-based startup founded to disrupt STEM education with community-driven games. The first release will include topics covered in grades 1-6, including arithmetic, fractions, factoring, powers, multiples, negatives, and prime numbers.

Numbers are a tactile, interactive part of the game. Kids learn by battling number monsters and solving logic puzzles with gadgets and spells, and by creating and sharing their own math game levels. As players explore the 3D game world, they are presented with monsters and other obstacles, each of which has one number on it. One way to beat them is to pick up small spheres that also have numbers on them and throw or shoot them at the monster, adding each sphere’s value to the value on the monster and destroying it if it reaches 0. Players can change the values of the spheres in the same way by combining them. As the puzzles grow more difficult, players are introduced to more mathematical tools: gates that multiply all the numbers you’re carrying by a certain amount when you walk through them, a sword that splits numbers in two, a “multiply wave” that multiplies the value of everything in its path by the value of the sphere you give it, and a “factor hammer” that breaks objects into its prime factors, to name a few. Imaginary Number Co. plans to add a multiplayer mode and a level editor in the near future.

A free prototype version of the game is available on the Mathbreakers website, and teachers can pay a one-time fee to pre-order individual licenses, which will include the Alpha version of the game when it is released and all future in-house updates for the PC/Mac downloadable version.

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Educator. School Type: Middle School, High School, College Prep School

Make it so advanced math classes can also play. Different game modes. Use the same math games in the game to fight off monsters or s...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Edwin Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Educator. School Type: Middle School, High School, College Prep School

Make it so advanced math classes can also play. Different game modes. Use the same math games in the game to fight off monsters or s...

Jill Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Second Grade Team Leader. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, College Prep School, 1:1 Devices

It is more of a question, would it run on older devices? What is the minimum system requirements? I would want a game that would pinpoint the standards covered in a math topic, i.e. addition concept...

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned
State-Standards Aligned State-Standards Aligned

Audience

For Students For Students

Characteristics

Game-based Learning Game-based Learning

Subject Matter

Math Math