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Crackers and Goo is a math game designed by a math educator with the goal of teaching children critical thinking, a skill that elevates thinking beyond memorization into the realm of analysis and logic. Developing critical thinking skills in children is a major objective of the new Common Core standards. Crackers and Goo uses patterns to teach children how to think critically; they need to identify patterns and make decisions about how to complete those patterns. Education experts agree that patterning is an excellent tool to help young children develop and grow their critical thinking skills.
Over 6,000 different fun and challenging math games for K-6th graders! Crackers and Goo was designed specifically for the Common Core Standards of Mathematics. The game emphasizes three of the Standards for Mathematics:
•Reason abstractly and quantitatively
•Look for and make use of structure
•Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
CRITICAL LEARNING SKILLS
•Counting and skip-counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s
•Pattern recognition and sorting
•Addition within 10, 20, 100, and 1,000
•Mental arithmetic strategies, including grouping
•Repeat-addition, leading to multiplication
•Rounding and multiplying
•Expanding and multiplying
RECOMMENDED AGES AND SKILL LEVELS
•Grades K-1: game levels 1-4
•Grades 2-3: game levels 5 - 7
•Grades 4-5: game levels 8 - 11
•Grades 5 and up: game levels 12 - 16
•Over 6,000 different games and 100 hours of play
•Lots of action: players form patterns with flying crackers while dodging goo splats! A math problem must be solved to win the game once the correct patterns are completed.
•16 different levels of play, each with over 5 hours of play and focusing on increasingly complex math skills
•Demo mode showing how to play the game
•Multiple players with separate tracking of scores and stats: each player has a customized name, sneaker avatar, and game play progress.
•Hints for completing patterns in every game
•Clues for math strategies to use in more complex games.