Speeding Through Galaxy Grand Prix

Our Blaster friend Sara CyberSatellite is practicing today for a BIG race this upcoming weekend. To help make sure she is ready to excel tomorrow, Sara needs to time herself and see how long it will take her to complete the race. Normally, Sara only races one lap when she goes on the Shooting Star Strip. For this huge Racer rally, however, she will have to go for a solid THREE laps!

Sara’s target time for this race is to reach the finish line in under 3:30. To see if she needs to practice looping through the course, let’s help Sara predict her estimated finish time tomorrow using speed, distance, and time.

The first thing we need to do is calculate how long it takes Sara to complete one lap of the Shooting Star Strip. Are you ready to start your timers? Ready… Set… Go!
mbgalaxySara sure is one speedy driver! She finished the course in a time of 1:20. First, let us convert her time to seconds so that it will be much easier for us to use. Since a minute is 60 seconds long, that means she came in at a total of 80 seconds.

Now we can calculate her rate! This is actually very easy. Think of rates as a type of ratio, where we have distance on the left side and time on the right side. This gives Sara a rate of 1 loop per every 80 seconds (or 1:80).

Next, let us find out her predicted time! To do this, we multiply both sides of the fraction by 3, which gives us 3 loops per every 240 seconds.

Now it is time for us to convert our 240 seconds into minutes, which we can do by using our long division skills. Take 240 and divide it by 60 to get our final answer.

So did Sara beat her target time of 3 minutes and 30 seconds? Comment below with the answer and tell us what her predicted time is!

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! http://budurl.me/MBGoTW

Designing Your Galaxy Grand Prix Tracks

“Max here, signing in to talk about one of my favorite games: Galaxy Grand Prix! While I certainly love cruising through space, nothing beats the feeling of a great day at the SpacePort’s most famous race track. The greatest part of Galaxy Grand Prix is that you get to create your own courses, which lets me build my critical thinking skills for saving the universe.

I am competing in a HUGE race this weekend and wanted to build a brand new track to challenge my friends… Would you care to assist me? I could use a fresh mind and you can learn how to build one crazy and exciting Galaxy Grand Prix race track!
1When thinking about how to design your course, think of it like a puzzle. We want it to be challenging and complicated so Blasters do not know what to expect when racing. Use the intersecting tracks to make your course extra tricky!
2We finished our course outline! Now it is time to decorate our race tracks with some extra obstacles. We do not want to make the track impossible to race. Keep your barriers spaced out from each other. Also be very careful where you add your boosts! You do not want to place them right when a track is about to curve or before a barrier, find spots where you can really speed down the track.
3Excellent idea placing that booster there! It seems like you have the hang of this!
4Well, it looks like my racetrack is ready for the weekend! After naming my track, I always take it for one test spin to make sure the course is smooth, yet challenging!”

Monster Morph is Here!

Update: Monster Morph is now called Morph Madness.

Calling all creative Blasters! Have your kids ever wanted to create something of their own to share in the Intergalactic world? If so, then they will enjoy our newest addition, Monster Morph! In this game, cadets will become Math Blaster scientists by mixing the right chemicals to create morphs!

Blasters can enter the Morph Lab to learn more about how to create a morph.

Learn more about Monster Morph!

Playing with Friends is More Fun!

Do your kids like learning and playing with friends? Two of Math Blaster’s fun games, Galaxy Grand Prix and B-Force Blaster, can be played head-to-head! Your kids can challenge their friends to the highest score or fastest time in these exciting games.

In Galaxy Grand Prix, your kids can join a race against other players, start their own race, or race against BFFs! Your kids can choose the car they want and then are off racing through the galaxy! Whoever finishes with the shortest time wins the match!

Your kids can choose their favorite spaceship to race with!

Read more about playing head-to-head!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!!! Galaxy Grand Prix is Officially Here!

Blasters can find Galaxy Grand Prix in Math Blaster's Space Port!

Galaxy Grand Prix has officially launched on MathBlaster.com! Do your kids have the need for speed? Have them check out our new racing game located in the Math Blaster Space Port! If you’re searching for a fun creative outlet for your kids, look no further! With Galaxy Grand Prix, kids not only choose the whole look and feel of their race pod, but they can also create their very own tracks to race on!

Learn more about Galaxy Grand Prix!

Galaxy Grand Prix Sneak Peek

Greetings! The Intergalactic Space Control has received word that a new, exciting game is coming to Math Blaster! Soon, your kids will be able to head on over to the race track for Galaxy Grand Prix! Blasters will have the opportunity to not only race other cadets, but also to build their own tracks!

Galaxy Grand Prix will tap into your child’s creative and analytical skills as they challenge themselves with various opportunities to save the galaxy!

Your kids are sure to have a blast while racing other cadets around space. There are three popular activities that your kids are sure to enjoy!

Race alone or against other cadets.

Cadets will have a chance to choose a track and then race other cadets to the finish line! They will also have the chance to select the boat they want to ride in.

Choose a track to race on that a fellow cadet personally designed!

Your kids will also have the opportunity to race other cadets on tracks that were built by cadets!

The track builder offers a simple, effective way for your child to build their own track!

Lastly, your kids will have the opportunity to explore their own imaginations by creating a race track of their own. Afterward, they can even invite their friends onto the track to race. Pretty awesome!

We are very excited about the upcoming release of Galaxy Grand Prix. Are your kids excited to hop in the driver’s seat?