6/1/2021 UPDATE: The free version of the app now contains the first FOUR chapters of ProblemScape, each a self-contained unit that follows state standards!
*NOTE: This free version of the app only contains the first chapter of ProblemScape: a self-contained unit that covers expressions involving whole-number exponents and order of opertations. Visit RoundEd Learning’s website for updates on when the full version of the game will be released!
Welcome to the strange city of Arithma, where you have arrived in search of your lost sibling. You need help finding them, but who can help you? The inhabitants of Arithma, known as the Arithmen, are very helpful (that is, when they’re not playing paintball). The mayor of Arithma can be too… but you have to find him first and that is not always easy. He goes into hiding at the first sign of trouble.
It turns out, the Arithmen need your help too. The only ones who know how to do math in Arithma, called the Xperts, have completely vanished! Could this be connected to the disappearance of your sibling? And how will the city of Arithma function without anyone knowing math?
ProblemScape doubles as a problem-based learning course that puts a spotlight on applications of algebra to make math more relevant. The multimodal learning content is deeply rooted in research and designed to bring about robust learning that is retained over time, can transfer, and prepare for future learning.
ProblemScape for 6th grade algebra follows along with the "Expressions & Equations" strand of the Common Core State Standards for 6th grade, but can be used by anyone wanting to learn introductory Algebra. There are 8 chapters or levels in the game with each chapter focusing on just one or two concepts. The game is meant to be played sequentially from chapter 1. The current release has only the first chapter, but we will be adding the remaining chapters over the following weeks. Players can follow a pacing guide developed by RoundEd learning to maximize learning, or play through the game at their own pace. The pacing guide can be accessed at the RoundEd Learning website after signing up to create player accounts.
Thee next three chapters have been added.
Ratings and Reviews
Full of Problems
1. No way to exit the game. When you want to leave, you have to shut down the computer. When you turn the computer back on, you are still on the game. As a player you can do nothing else.
2. You cannot get past chapter 1. After successfully completing chapter 1, you are not allowed to continue. Your only option is to do chapter 1 again.
3. The game itself was educational and fun up to the end of chapter 1. However, after you are done with chapter one the nightmare begins.
4. My kids are now unable to do anything under their user name on the computer, because we cannot log out of problemscape.
5 This game is a nightmare.
Developer Response ,
Dear Pam, thanks so much for your review! We are glad that you found the first chapter educational and fun. We have currently released only the first chapter of the game, but are planning to release the full game with a total of 8 chapters soon. We are sorry to hear that it was difficult to quit the game after the chapter was complete - we are now adding an exit button and an update will be available shortly. Until then, players should be able to press ‘⌘’ + ‘q’ to quit the game so that they can continue using the computer. We hope that your kids will resume playing ProblemScape when other chapters become available. We appreciate your feedback and would love to hear what you think of the full game. Warm regards from the RoundEd Learning team.
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- 837.2 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 9–11
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