Math Monday here on Making It As A Middle School Teacher got a little facelift. Remember this?
I felt as though I needed something more inclusive for those weeks I want to share non-game related math ideas. Yes, I have some of those, too. Believe it or not.
However, this week is ALL about a great new 3-D math adventure game that I was recently introduced to. You are going to LOVE it! Stayed tuned till the end for the giveaway information.
So here it is! Pi and The Lost Function from AT< Games!
Pi and The Lost Function is a 3-D algebra readiness adventure game that intervenes when it detects students are struggling with specific math skills.
I absolutely love the fact that this is geared towards the students we teach! It's not a program that has been retrofitted in an attempt to appeal to middle schoolers. Even the graphics and the characters are age appropriate and will be easy for adolescents to identify with!
When you look at the press release a little further down in this post, you'll recognize some of the top-notch writers on this project. How cool is that?
But writing is where the story ends, unfortunately. That's where you come in! AT< Games is looking to add voice-over to the high quality video images. You'll hear about the educational advantages to that in just a bit.
Here's a video to help explain it all.
Just to recap...
Be sure to read all the way to the end to see lots of awesome screenshots from Pi and The Lost Function. They make me want to play NOW! You'll also see several quotes from teachers who have already had a chance to use the program.
If you are able to contribute, even at the $1 minimum level, you will be helping out a wonderful cause! We all want students to be more engaged, right? Many of the levels even include a free download of the game, t-shirts, and more!
We also want our students to have fun while learning.
Wesley enjoys the humorous storyline while playing The Lost Function. The game’s intriguing storyline is written by Lee Sheldon (writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Charlie’s Angels, and Cagney and Lacey) and two-time Telly Award winner and Emmy winner, Graham Sheldon.
Another high mark for this program is that students aren't just left to "play" at their computer station. Pi and The Lost Function allows teachers and tutors to assist students when needed.
Math Tutor, Ellen Clay, assists a student with graphing on the coordinate plane as he plays The Lost Function. Teachers and tutors often use The Lost Function as a supplemental classroom tool that goes along with their instruction.
Lastly, students will be presented with real-world, authentic math situations to solve as they take on the role of the main character, Pi.
Wesley encounters a character with a real-life mathematical problem. She must help Troy, the veterinarian, with his dilemma.
Take a look at the Press Release.
If you'd like to keep up with AT< Games and Pi and The Lost Function, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Now for the giveaway!
AT< Games has graciously provided me with a Validation Key Package which includes a license for the game download and single student use to pass along to one of my readers.
Could it be you???
Entering it super easy.
The contest will run through midnight on Wednesday, August 7th. I will post the winner here. You will have 3 days to contact me with your e-mail address or I will select another winner.
Thanks and good luck! Also, please spread the word to your friends who would be interested in winning the giveaway or in finding out more information about this program.