Can you save the MADSters? MADSters are personalized math cubes, with different face designs and different colors. The MADSters have been trapped in the math dungeon by the evil King. The MADSters have not only been trapped, but have been disguised as math blocks. Players can save the MADSters by solving math problems. Each time a player matches math blocks with the same value, the MADSter is freed and restored to life.
Value is determined by solving the problem on the cube. Current levels/tasks include matching: addition problems, subtraction problems, addition and/or subtraction problems, fractions and odd/even numbers. To match the math blocks the player tilts and rotates the Android device. Throughout the game, the Wizard is a constant guide, providing instruction and reminders. The game includes shifting bars, portals, Ferris wheels, and more. There is also an unexpected, engaging “Boss” level.
The math concepts that can be reinforced through the game are limitless. The game can be expanded to include multiplication and division cubes, coins and money value cubes, and more.
Players are asked to choose a difficulty level, so players can practice at appropriate levels. Problems are randomly generated, so that players are constantly presented with new problems. Content can be continuously updated and/or modified to provide opportunities for repetition and practice of key concepts, desired by any school, teacher, or country.
Feedback is provided on an ongoing basis. Instructions are visual and detailed explanations for all problems are provided.
Players earn points for each pairing and medals for completing levels. Players are continuously incentivized to keep working. Each time an incorrect match is made on any level, the player begins the level again.
MADSters is an educational video game application for Android devices. This mobile application can be played on any Android-based device. The app appeals to learners of many different learning styles and provides continuous opportunities for practice.