Research from Duke University shows that students lose an average of 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in computational ability over summer breaks. And 60-65 percent of all fourth through eighth graders fail to meet basic mathematical proficiency, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Star Force Heroes Math helps bridge the achievement gap by promoting the fun of continuous learning, creating a unique, powerful and productive learning opportunity.
ABOUT STAR FORCE HEROES MATH
The player helps four heroes (each of whom have unique abilities) collect cannon balls by solving math problems correctly. Once the arsenal is built, the heroes can shoot the cannonballs at encroaching pirate ships, led by the evil General Null. “Battle mode” is a reward for correct answers and offers a brief respite from answering math questions.
- Four games are included, and there are no in app ads
or purchases required. All expansion content is free.
- It is designed for children ages nine and up.
- No internet connection is needed to play.
- Cost is $7.99.
- The game is available for iPhones, iPads and for
Android phones and tablets, but larger devices are recommended.
“As a father of two children who struggle with math, my wife and I tried many programs. The apps were too predictable and monotonous and both my son and daughter became frustrated. We learned that variety and amusement are the way to keep them engaged and the longer a child is captivated, the better the chance he or she will retain the facts.” –Chris Cartledge, Poly Want A Pixel Studios CEO.
“The research demonstrates that game developers see a mismatch (in edugames) between the games dynamics and learning goals, but they often fail to take into account the necessity of having particular learning goals embedded. Star Force Heroes Math brings a gamers approach that includes attention to educational goals, and a team of educational experts to support this goal. –Dr. Herro, Assistant Professor Digital Media and Learning, Clemson University.
ABOUT POLY WANT A PIXEL STUDIOS
Poly Want A Pixel Studios started as a couple’s mission to create learning materials, desperately trying to teach their children the basics of education. Now, it is a full-service gaming and digital media studio bringing an innovative, creative vision to educational gaming. Poly Want A Pixel Studios specializes in creating, designing and building interactive media including apps, games, graphics, 2D and 3D illustrations, animation and music. Learn more at www.polywantapixel.com.