With firing cannons, sinking ships, and a zombie pirate theme, Zombie Math Force helps kids ages 9-13 develop confidence converting between fractions, decimals, and percents in an approachable game-like setting.
The game concept is simple: players use the touchscreen to match up equivalent values. The fraction 1/4, for example, must be correctly paired with the percentage 25%. Each correct pairing clears some cloud cover, further revealing an enemy vessel. When all the clouds are cleared, players fire an animated cannon to sink the ship.
Scores are provided following each round of five ships. Both speed and accuracy are combine to determine a fictional cash reward for each round. A running tally of earnings allows students to work towards a specific monetary goal and improve as they play.
To provide additional incentive, any player scoring a perfect round (i.e. 15 correct pairings with no errors) unlocks the significantly upgraded Mega Cannon! The louder and more dramatic explosions are sure to catch the attention of fellow students who will then be motivated to score their own perfect rounds.
Three game modes are included: converting fractions to decimals, fractions to percents, and decimals to percents. Problem sets are randomly generated and kept simple enough to be solved mentally ... without the aid of pencil and paper.
Zombie Math Force is designed to function equally well for both home and classroom use. An optional reset feature zeroes the earnings tally and re-locks the Mega Cannon allowing each student to work towards an individual achievement goal.