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Timez Attack

Posted by freeschool on January 17, 2008

Timez Attack is a great math game for kids to help them learn their multiplication.  What’s different about Timez Attack is that it’s fun enough that kids might not notice that they are playing an “educational game.”  This is because the interface is built like a FPS (first person shooter) style game, like Doom, Halo, or Half-Life.  Instead of shooting the bad guys, you’re shooting monsters a solving multiplication problems.

There is a free version or full version for $39.99.

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Online Physics Games

Posted by freeschool on January 9, 2008

“Xavier Enigma’s Next Physics Game. Draw your own shapes and let gravity take its toll. Circles are near impossible, but levers are easy.”

My 9-year-old loves these. The one we are most familiar with is Crayon Physics, a freeware game.

“You play with crayons and physics. The goal of the game is to move the red ball so that it collects the stars. You can cause the red ball to move by drawing physical objects. “

via MentalFloss

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14 Educational Games to Teach Your Kids About Business

Posted by freeschool on December 24, 2007

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eMoms at home lists fourteen educational games you can use to teach your kids about business.  Here’s a summary:

Board Games

  • Monopoly – “the grandfather of all money & investment games”
  • KidsWealth Money Kit – “teach kids to manage real money in a safe, structured, and supported manner”
  • Stock Rush Game – “all the basic principles of trading used in the real world”

Computer Games

Also included in the post are a couple Pretend and Play items for younger kids, and a lemonade stand and lemonade maker to put your kid’s skills to use.

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