Max’s Space Search: Day Two

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After yesterday’s riddle, have you warmed up your detective skills? Time to get out that magnifying glass and search throughout Math Blaster for today’s item! Any Blaster that has spent time on the I.S.P. performing mischievous science experiments might know what special place on the ship that this riddle is referring to. Comment below once you think you figured out the answer, and those who get it right will receive 200 Credits! Budurl.me/SearchMorphMadness

Boost Your Angle Attack Score with these Geometry Tips

Angle Attack might be one of the most challenging games in Math Blaster. It requires a sharp eye for geometry and the ability to think on your toes. Despite all the challenges that face our budding mathematicians in getting a high score in Angle Attack, there are some easy lessons you can teach them that will give them an advantage in the game.AA

  • Know your angle types: Do the words “acute”, “obtuse”, and “right” sound familiar to you? These concepts will be very useful in Angle Attack. Firstly, right angles are those that make a perpendicular “L” shape and equal to exactly 90 degrees. All angles that are smaller than right angles are called “acute” angles and all angles that are larger than right angles are called “obtuse angles”. Just by eyeing the angles made in Angle Attack, your Blaster can easily get a sense of what size the angle might be.
  • Understand circles: Having a grasp on circles can also really help your child’s Angle Attack score. A circle adds up to 360 degrees and half a circle adds up to 180 degrees. Particularly for those larger angle problems, this will help your kid calculate those pesky aliens’ locations in the Angle Attack ring.
  • Count individual angles: When all else fails, counting the individual angles in the ring will help guide you to your answer. If you notice, the mini-blue angles in the game are all 10 degrees each. In the image above, you will notice that there are five angles on that add up to the between our last position and the alien. Have your Blaster use their handy multiplication skills and multiply five times ten to get the correct answer!

These are just a couple ways for your Blaster to get stronger at Angle Attack AND their geometry skills. If you or your kid have any other helpful tips, make sure to let us know in the comments!

Max’s Space Search: Day One

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“Greetings Blasters, it is Max! Today marks the very first day in our week-long event: Max’s Space Search. Every day, we will post a mysterious transmission that you need to decode. Each transmission describes a special item in Math Blaster. Once you figure out which object we are talking about, comment on the post with your answer and you can earn 200 extra Credits! Think you can solve today’s riddle? Head into Math Blaster NOW to start searching!” Budurl.me/SearchTheScrubber

Worksheet of the Week: Dividing by 10

dividing-by-10Have you started learning long division yet? We understand that it can be a really tricky subject to master. Thankfully, 10 is a GREAT and easy number to help us start learning division by double-digit numbers. Ask your parents to help you download and print this free worksheet by clicking on the image, then begin practicing your division skills!

Making the Most of Your Math Blaster Credits

“Greetings, Blasters! Max here. I have been working hard to organize my Pod in the spirit of Spring Cleaning. I realized, however, that I actually gave away too many items! My Pod is a blank canvas and I need to do some shopping to re-decorate it. Unfortunately, I do not have any Credits right now. Oops! Guess I should not have bought all those new outfits! Not to worry! This is a great challenge to earn some extra Credits and use my math skills to make the most of my money.

There are two great ways to earn Credits. The first one you might already know about, which is to play Math Academy games. Try to select a couple games that you are really strong at and can also play a couple times without getting bored. That way, you can rake in some Credits while the time flies past you! The second way to earn some Credits is to help out some of your fellow Blasters clean their Mutt pods! Let us head to my friend Alejandro’s Pod.

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Worksheet of the Week: Picture Addition

picture-additionThis week’s worksheet has tons of adorable animals and we need your help counting them all! Can you use your addition skills to complete this free Worksheet of the Week? Try your best at: budurl.me/MBWorksheet112

A Walk in The Park

“Greetings Blasters! Max, here. Although we may not have seasons in space, we still enjoy pretending like we do. We occasionally get a bit homesick of Earth and just want to have a nice day in the great outdoors. Thankfully, our top scientists and the I.S.P. designed a special place for us just so we can do this. We like to call it The Park. The Park is a simulated environment at Spaceport that is perfect for any craving to hit the outdoors.

Since our sources indicate that it is Spring in the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, we thought we might celebrate by having a nice picnic in the Park. There are so many great activities in the Park for the Blaster that loves exploring the rugged moon rocks and cyber grass that space has to offer! Let us check them all out!Park1 Continue reading