An Awesome Math Game
This is an simple but very fun math puzzle game. You get 5 numbered cards, and you have to arrange them and insert the four basic operations in order to form a target number. For those who enjoyed the 2007 game, you’re sure to enjoy this one as well. My only complaints about this game are (a) it only allows 1 level of parentheses, and (b) it doesn’t follow order-of-operations, but rather just computes left-to-right. Unfortunately, for those looking to share it with students, all of the sites I’ve found it on have potentially inappropriate banner ads displayed next to it. 😦 I did find one site that has it without ads, but you have to sign up (free) to be able to play, and the rest of that site is a discussion board that is inappropriate for children. But for us grown-ups at least, it’s a fun challenge. You could certainly play it offline with real playing cards in a school situation.
You can play in “solitaire mode” (untimed and unscored) or “arcade mode” where you have to race against the clock. My best score so far in arcade mode is
143,130 288,466 1,174,470 so I’ll challenge you to beat that while I work to improve it.