You are walking through the forest when you hear the sound of soldiers. Quickly, you hide behind some bushes, just in case they are enemy soldiers. You are very glad you hid because they are the soldiers of the Evil King Wartain. A barred cart is in their midst and you are able to see a young girl is imprisoned inside. The girl meets your eyes and drops a note between the bars. Once the soldiers are gone you slip out and grab the note. The girl is Princess Fairblossom ! The evil King has kidnapped the daughter of the Good King of Ray. What should you do??
Luckily, you and Shadow, your faithful horse, are brave enough to travel through the unknown lands to the Kingdom of Ray to take the note to Princess Fairblossom's father. The travel will be hard and it will challenge your knowledge of math…
I also played the game. I really enjoyed the different stories as I tried each of the difficulty levels. As you complete a challenge you receive a prize that appears on your home page. I managed to save the princess twice (yay for me!) and received flags for my castle, jewel-lights for my bridge and lovely flowers to bloom in my field. I also liked that I could look at the Statistics chart for any player and see what problems were tripping them up. This will help the teacher know what facts to reinforce outside of the game as well.
I think the game is very effective and would definitely appeal to a wide range of students. If your child has an interest in Knights, Castles, Princesses or horses this game is a winner! Mastery of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division is well worth the $37.00 price tag, especially since you can use the game with multiple students. Our family really liked it!
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