Get Inspiration from June’s Pod Tours!

“Greetings, Blasters! It is that special time of the month where GC and I go exploring through the halls of the I.S.P. to search for the best decorated rooms on ship! So many of you Blasters have such an excellent eye for design, it is very impressive. However, GC and I could only pick two Pods each… So we really had to give our decisions a ton of thought and choose the ones that showed off the personality of the Cadet that resides there. Are you ready to take a look?

GC’s Picks:

pod1On the left: Samantha SilverSky
When I first entered this Pod, I felt like I had been transported to a completely different planet! Samantha had turned her Pod into an underwater forest. I had so much fun exploring all of the fun decorations she hid between the purple trees. Samantha really knows how to turn a Pod into an adventure, and for that I had to feature hers in this month’s Pod Tours.

On the right: John GoldenSun
While Samantha made sure to fill her Pod with fun things to explore, John GoldenSun chose to go a more minimal route with decorating his Pod. Everything is so well displayed, John must know exactly where to find his favorite items when he heads back here after a long day of Red Alert missions. John, I applaud you for your excellent organization!

Max’s Picks:

pod2On the left: Holly FunnyJet
This Blaster gave their Pod a really awesome look by blending together two of their favorite things: hearts and nature. This luxurious bed really stands out amid the floral-print floor. Also, it is so great that Holly keeps the room tied together by matching her dresser and table with the pink bed!

On the right: Steve WarpNeptune
Looks like this Blaster is a bit of a history buff! Steve takes us away from our state-of-the-art Spaceport and transports us back to some much simpler times. While the entire look might not be totally consistent with the prehistoric era, we certainly enjoy that he blends some modern inventions (such as lights) with his makeshift dino bed. Excellent work, John!

Now that you have seen some really awesome Pods, are you excited to start re-decorating your own? Make sure to play your favorite Math Academy games while strengthening your math skills so you can earn Credits towards having the best Pod ever! Afterwards, take a screenshot and post it below so we can feature it in next month’s edition of Pod Tours!

Game of the Week: Galaxy Grand Prix

MB-GalaxyGrandPrixSometimes us Cadets at Spaceport like to blow off some steam. Galaxy Grand Prix is the perfect place to do that! It is a HUGE race track and you can enter it right from Spaceport’s central headquarters. With a variety of different race tracks and ships to choose from, you will have a difficult time getting bored here! And even if you do… You can always spice up your races by constructing your very own race track! Before we get too crazy with making our own twists, turns, and obstacles, why not try exploring Galaxy Grand Prix for yourself? Get a feel for the arena by practicing your racing skills with our Game of the Week Blaster Mission. Do not forget to let us know how well you did by writing in the comments below!

Worksheet of the Week: Slotting Numbers

slotting-numbersThe hardest part of counting things is that it is so easy to lose your train of thought! That is why these colorful building blocks are so great! With so many different colors, each number will stand apart from the rest. Can you help us count how many of these blocks we were able to stack using the BEST of your counting skills? Try now by downloading this Worksheet of the Week with the help of a parent!

Creating Crews with Max

“Greetings, Blasters! Did you know that today is Intergalactic Space Crew Day? This is a special day when all of the I.S.P.’s new recruits are encouraged to join their very first Crew! I think it is such an exciting time here in Math Blaster. All the new Cadets on board get to meet brand new friends and compete with other teams. Just so many memories to be had.
1This year, in particular, we had so many new Blasters that were eager to join the ranks of our Crews I am just having a little bit of trouble with crunching the numbers. I am going to need YOUR help finding out just how many new Crews must be formed. Since there are 522 Blasters looking to join a team, and only 20 empty spots on our existing Crews… Can you figure out how many new Crews we need to create? It is time to pull out your long division skills! Are you ready for this?

1. First we will need to do a bit of subtracting. Can you figure out what is 522 minus 2?

2. Now comes when we find out the answer. Just how many NEW Crews must be formed. We take the answer from our subtraction problem and then divide it by the amount of spots available for new Crews, which is 50 Cadets.

3. You might have noticed from your answer that there is a remainder. Do you know what this means? You will need to add one more Crew to the answer so all of those remaining Blasters have a team to compete with as well!

Have you found the answer? Let me know what it is in the comments so I can start helping these Cadets form their new Crews! Also, if you have not joined a Crew yet, make sure to do so today and show your Spaceport Spirit!”

Game of the Week: Nebula Knockout

MB-NebulaKnockoutOnce you have trained your Mutt to be the strongest and wisest it can be, it is time to head to the Nebula Knockout arena to put its special powers to the test. In this game, your Mutt gets to battle and play with other Mutts around Spaceport and develop their strengths. Just at the sound of the audience roaring and cheering, we bet your Mutt will start to grow a little bit more confidence right away! If you think your Mutt is ready to become a champion fighter, make sure to start playing our Game of the Week with some of your Blaster friends!

Send Dad a Stellar Message with Our Father’s Day Cards!

MB-Fathers-day-b“Max here! I know that Father’s Day is coming up and the Crew at the I.S.P. wanted to make sure you sent your dad the perfect transmission from Spaceport to planet Earth. We put together some special Father’s Day cards that include a special page for you to write a letter to the galaxy’s greatest dad. After getting some help to download and print these cards, think about a message your dad will truly appreciate, then write it down on a separate sheet of paper for an adult to look it over! Once you have checked for spelling and grammar errors, use your BEST penmanship and write down your message! Hope you and your family has an excellent Father’s Day!”

Worksheet of the Week: Shopping Spree

shopping-spree-1It is the end of the school year and we just received some extra cash from a parent for all of our hard work! Now that we have some money to spend for the summer, only one thing is stopping us from going on our shopping spree: we do not know how to much money we need for each item! Can you help us in this Worksheet of the Week by counting up the coins and dollars so we can purchase each item with the correct amount of money?