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Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

Solar Skate asks students in grades 4-8 to use geometry concepts to rebuild a skate park destroyed by an alien bully.Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has partnered with Grom Social to create Solar Skate, an iOS math game designed to reinforce geometry concepts for students in grades 4-8.

"In the game, players skateboard on a quest to rescue Zach, who has been taken by the alien bully Noswad who wrecked the skate course," according to a news release. "Gamers solve geometry puzzles to fix their broken skate track and skate to the next level while reviewing Common Core Math Standards. The fast-paced action takes place in the Gromorama 5 Solar System where pulling off awesome tricks means players collect coins and power-ups."

"A lot of kids may not describe math as 'fun,' but they like skateboarding and games. Math is the pull through the game, as opposed to traditional math memorization games," said Cecilia Lopez, senior vice president of business development for FLVS, in a prepared statement. "It's a legitimately fun game that also happens to be educational."

Solar Skate is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99. View a trailer for the game at YouTube.

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