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MATH FOR THE REAL WORLD

Reviewed By: Carole Stewart McDonnell
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
GAME TECH INFO

Computer Platform: PC, MAC
Produced by: Davidson
Price Range: $9-35
Learning curve time: 30 min.
Age level: 9+

Genre: Instructional
Christian Rating: 5 of 5
   (nothing offensive)
Gameplay: 4 of 5
   (good)
Violence: 5 of 5
   (none)
Adult Content: 4 of 5
   (barely present)

Imagine you're a rock band on a cross-country tour. You and the guys are in your tour bus, stopping at cheap hotels, eating at greasy-spoon restaurants, buying guitar strings, and carefully budgeting one's money (How many hot dogs can we buy and still have money left to buy gas?) while getting paid small bucks by club managers. For those children who want to know what life in a rock band is like and for those kids who constantly ask, "But why do I need to understand algebra and geometry? I'll never use it in the real world", this is a great game. Game-players will understand fractions, decimals, time, weight, maps, volume, charts, graphs, measurement, logical thinking, musical beats and money. In addition, there is a math reference library and an animation studio in which to make a rock video. They will also understand proprieties: sometimes one just has to give up on the food and get gas because the piggy-bank is running short of funds.

The Christian parent will be comfortable with this game. The band doesn't do the wilder things the real-world rock bands do. The art is accessible, hip and friendly. The CD helps children understand how to be good stewards of their resources. And anything that helps a kid understand how to budget his allowance can't be all bad.



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Your game was so cool. It would be cool if you made a second one that is a more challenging than the first. Your game was the bomb! My Ratings: [5/5]
   —Vic


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