the Golden Calculator
- a Free
Online Adventure Game
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The game begins when you join up with a group of
students who, with an able guide named Tia, must
follow a map, face dangers, overcome obstacles,
collect three magical jewels, and try to locate the
missing magical Golden Calculator. You, along with the
students, are vying to become the apprentices of a
famous master craftsman.
Solve math puzzles, secret
codes, hidden messages, mazes, and word search
The adventure, patterned after the novels of C.S.Lewis, is rich
with symbols and allegory.
Can you complete the Quest? Can you find the missing Golden Calculator? Will you win one of the prizes to be given away to a lucky winner?
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The story, which is divided into 25 short episodes,
has a problem that must be solved in order to advance to the
next level. As you progress toward your final goal,
there is an option for saving what you have done at
the start of each episode. Teachers: this is an excellent SMART Board activity.
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Ultimate Math Puzzle Adventure
Secrets of the Wizard
is a fantasy adventure for anyone (age 12
and up) who loves solving math puzzles. It
tells the story of the good wizard,
Galimedes, and his two faithful helpers as
they try to recover the lost scrolls of
time and seasons that were stolen by the
evil magician, Zarvildar. The story is
packed full of action and suspense.
The pages of the story are scrambled and
renumbered (so only the worthy will gain
access to the secrets). Indeed, only by
solving the math puzzle on each page will
you know the number of the page to read
next. There are 99 math puzzles
There is also a hidden secret message
which you can spell out by stringing
together the first letters on each of the
pages when they are read in the correct
order. This message will reveal the
wizard’s greatest secret.
There is an appendix with hints and a
second appendix with the answers written
in a simple substitution code so that a
quick peek is not likely to reveal the
The author's goal is to combine math
puzzles with a great story that will keep
you on the “edge of your seat.” There are
frequent "cliff-hangers." Only by solving
the math puzzles will you find out what
Secrets of the Wizard should
be of tremendous interest to anyone who
enjoys fantasy stories and/or the
challenge of solving math puzzles.
Teachers and tutors who need enrichment
materials as well as parents who want to
encourage their children's interest in
math will find this book to be a great
Jim Bennett, AKA “Integer Jim,” is
a semi-retired middle school math teacher.
In addition to being an award-winning math
teacher with 36 years experience, he is an
acclaimed artist and writer. He previously
wrote Calligraphy For Dummies,
Calligraphy for Creative Kids, and
The Algebra Journal.
Jim grew up in Virginia during the civil rights era when the schools were first integrated. His new book, To Catch a Tiger, describes the conflicts involving racism and other forms of prejudice.
2003 he was named Educator of the Year by
the Southeastern Ohio Art Education
Association. He has also developed a number
of math lessons based on the Bible. His
website is mathsquad.com.
Secrets of the Wizard by
Jim Bennett is available at Lulu.com