The Flying Carpet transports elementary students on a mathematical journey through Egypt as they accumulate gold coins for completing a variety of math activities while searching for a lost pet. To move from one level to the next, the gold coins must be collected by solving math puzzles involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, money calculations, time, dates, geometry, measuring and more. For teachers, the program provides a "Flying Manager" feature that lets them set student passwords; track individual progress; and customize network settings such as sound, animation, time allowed for each activity and levels of difficulty. Tool Factory Inc., (800) 220-8386, www.toolfactory.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.
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