TuxMath, lets kids hone their arithmetic skills while they defend penguins from incoming comets, or offers them a chance to explore the asteroid belt with only their factoring abilities to bring them through safely!
Mathematics is not the most exciting subject for most children. But, without knowing it, it is impossible to become a full member of modern society. A way out of this situation is to change the approach to the study of the Queen of the Sciences, to interest the children. It is this purpose and asked the developers of Tux Math. In fact, this app is a child's game. That's just at the heart of the gameplay lies the knowledge of arithmetic. So, let's look at the gameplay directly. First of all, it should be noted that the game has three main modes: single player, multiplayer and cooperative. Perhaps the most interesting will be the first of them. He also offers the player four choices. The first is a training Academy. Its passage is divided into 60 steps, sorted in ascending order of difficulty. This list of levels corresponds to the General education program for elementary school students and includes a variety of tasks — from entering the display digits to dividing numbers with different signs. I.e., a full cycle of these mini-lessons allows you to master the four basic arithmetic operations.
The second mode single player — campaign mission fleet mathematical command. Its main difference from training at the Academy after completing the current mission You move on to the next with the remaining reserve lives. This creates a kind of cards that can be used for educational purposes. For example, the system of rewards and punishments on the similarity of "Get to the tenth mission — go to the street". The third type of game — arcade. It is more complex, because it has come across examples of all the lessons interspersed. The goal here is not to pass a certain number of levels and survive as long as possible. The fourth and last one, is designed for one player mode — user. Its essence is clear from the title — You can set the basic options by editing the appropriate file in the game directory.
In addition to the above variations of the usual single game Tux Math you can play with friends over the Internet or from a single computer. In the Internet game You can choose to create a server or join an existing one. While the cooperative may participate up to four people, which will in turn earn points by correctly carrying out program tasks. The latest variation of the game — the battle with asteroids. This is the most dynamic and complex variant, the essence of which is as follows: at the center of the screen is Your space ship and fly around the asteroids. Each of them is written a number. You type on the keyboard the divisor on the asteroid, aim the gun at him with the arrow keys and press Enter. If You hit and the divisor is chosen correctly — the asteroid will break into two smaller. One of them will be written in Your divider, and the second — private elementary and the entered numbers. Thus, the asteroids can be split in half before the formation of Prime numbers that explode when hit. There is also a variation of the same gameplay, which include not only whole, but also fractional numbers. For fractions you need to find a number such that they were reduced.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get install tuxmath
TuxMath is one of the few games that not only develops the child, but at the same time is interesting. And if you are 30 years old, to sit in it after work may be appropriate. Mathematical success for You and Your children!