Math, History and ELA for Grades 3 to 8
Four things that make us different
All of our games teach math in the context of Native American or Latin American history and culture. Games need a story, so we made that story historically accurate. See below for grade level and topics
MORE THAN A GAME, MORE THAN JUST PROBLEMS
We make games that teach as well as toss out problems. Our games include hundreds of animated videos and web pages to explain concepts.
HIGH-QUALITY STANDARDS-ALIGNED GAMES
Students can play augmented reality apps in multiple languages. They’ll learn fractions in a virtual world with Ojibwe avatars. Or, learn division using our platform with casual games where students earn points to make their own camp. We make games that students want to play.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
We have videos, PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans on our Teacher Resources site that we update daily. We have teacher reports that show how long students have played and how many questions they answered correctly. Here’s one example, from Making Camp Premium. Teachers, sign up for our weekly newsletter of free lesson plans, tips and other resources.
Software by Grade and Topic
We’ve categorized the software by the grades where it’s predominantly used. We offer broad ranges because schools and students vary. (Some schools teach fractions in Grade 5 to 6.) Multiplication may still be reviewed in fourth grade at some schools.
Note: Even if you don’t have the devices to run a particular game, you are still free to use the videos and other supplemental resources.
Grades 3- 5: Multiplication, Division, ELA and Native American History
Making Camp Premium – iPad, Android, web
Players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. Earn points by solving math problems, learning about synonyms, antonyms or parts of speech and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game.
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Teacher resources with Making Camp , in Spanish and English
Bilingual Spanish/ English version of Making Camp
Spirit Lake – Mac & Windows only
Players learn how to solve multiplication, division and basic geometry through word problems set in the context of a stories based on the history and culture of the Dakota people.
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Teacher resources with Spirit Lake
Making Camp Lakota – iPad, Android, web
Players practice multiplication and division skills. They’ll also be introduced to Lakota history and culture. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game as you earn items to customize your tipi.
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Math: The Universal Language AR – Lakota – iOS only
Tradition meets tech in this engaging new way to learn. Numbers spring up on screen for multiplication and counting practice in two languages! Available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) as well as Android. Forget about boring flashcards. Simply hold the app over the game cards (provided via a free link within the game). See the numbers and problem solutions appear as 3D images.
Play in English and Lakota
Grades 5-8: Software to Teach Fractions, Statistics, Measurement and Native American History
Fish Lake – Runs on Mac, Windows or iPad
In Fish Lake, players practice with fractions while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Ojibwe history.
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Teacher resources to supplement Fish Lake
Forgotten Trail – Runs in the browser on Mac, Windows or Chromebook
Follow two teenagers who apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals, measurement and statistics to retrace the Ojibwe migration through the U.S. and Canada. We fit in the cultural part through stories and flashbacks. No download required.
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Teacher resources to supplement Forgotten Trail
Grades 5-8: Software to Teach Fractions, Statistics, English and Latin American History
AzTech: The Story Begins – Runs on iPad and in the browser on Mac, Windows or Chromebook
AzTech: The Story Begins teaches fractions and statistics as well as incorporates social studies and language arts – because real life isn’t broken down by subject. Making it twice as nice, it can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience. Language of instruction is controlled by the player on every single page within the game, including text, audio and video content.
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Teacher resources to supplement AzTech: The Story Begins, in English and Spanish
AzTech: Meet the Maya – Runs on iPad and in the browser on Mac, Windows or Chromebook
Use your knowledge of statistics and history to survive. AzTech: Meet the Maya can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience.
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Teacher resources to supplement AzTech: Meet the Maya, in English and Spanish
Our free games and resources are just that. Free. These were developed through federal and private grants and we’re thrilled to have you use them. You can get all of our games for all your classes or for the whole school with a license, access to assessment data and reports included. A standard school license is $750 per year for everything for everyone in your school. We do offer adjusted pricing for very small rural schools. Email email@example.com, call (310) 804-9553 or use this contact form for more information.