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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Short, fun game has kids practicing fractions and symmetry.

Game Nintendo Wii 2012
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The Great Gateway Grab is a fine learning game for kids. Its math problems are well balanced, suitable for its target age group (middle-elementary school kids), and make sense within the context of the investigation. Plus, its story has some interesting twists and turns, not least of which is a dilemma concerning the containment of a solvent that can dissolve any container. (We'd still like to know whether the novel solution used in the game has any basis in reality!)

You get what you pay for -- the production values are decidedly low, and it's no longer than an after-school special -- but the educational value is good and the mystery is compelling. The math problems are fun, and kids can replay them over and over again.

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