Last updated on: 22/01/2014 by Hema Bhandari
TuxMath is a meeting between mathematics and arcade. It is a shooting game where asteroids threaten friendly penguin Tux. There are flying moonrocks that are actually space division, subtraction and multiplication. You can destroy them by finding the answer, and by saving the penguin igloos from the ruining impact.
TuxMath is an educational game and an open source environment whose level of difficulty is appropriate for students from primary to college i.e. from 7 to 13 years. Also, it features a second which is a more advanced mode and where the asteroids are treated as fractions. You destroy them only by finding their common denominator.
TuxMath provides lots of missions that demand complicated calculations. Each mission is an exercise in mental arithmetic fun. Every calculation ends up with some actually tricky stuff, for instance division of negative numbers.
TuxMath helps kids practice their mathematical facts. The main objective is to make it fun and effective. Lessons are constructed as simple number typing through addition, subtraction, division and multiplication of positive and negative numbers.
Overall TuxMath is fun, well designed and entertainment. It bridges the blank space between education and fun.