SOFTWARE CAPTIVATES STUDENTS, OFFERS EXCITING MATH
East Dorset, VT. April 23, 2002 - Ancient Egyptian culture and modern mathematics merge
in two of the most exciting and unique educational software programs
on the market. Chefren’s
Pyramid and Cheops’
Pyramid lure students into the mysterious chambers of ancient
pyramids where mathematical problems and cultural trivia await them. Stunning graphics and intriguing music throughout
both programs create an adventurous game environment for students
as they solve problems and climb towards the top of each pyramid.
Chefren’s Pyramid, elementary
and middle school students progress through the tunnels and rooms
of the pyramid, and can only escape through the exit at the top. As they ascend, students encounter problems
in categories such as geometry, percents, everyday math, mental arithmetic,
approximation, and diagrams, with trivia questions about Egyptian
culture scattered in for good measure.
In the “Addition Room”, correctly answer 10 basic addition
problems in order to move on. Crack
the walls of “The 4 Sided Room” and escape by determining the perimeter
and area of the room and naming geometric shapes.
Each room is a little more challenging than the next, and reaching
the top is no small feat! Fortunately, students can save their place
in the program, and return to it the next time they are ready to enter
school students will find plenty of challenging problems to engage
them in Cheops’ Pyramid.
Pieces of rope are the reward for correctly answered questions,
and when students have earned enough rope they can progress to the
next level. The “Bicycle Room”
requires you to answer a series of questions involving circumference,
radius, and diameter. The
“Angle Room” and “Binary Room” present you with diagrams and accompanying
problems to solve, while in another room you can play a game of Othello
with Cheops! In addition to
Help, Rules, and other options, students can click on Library in the
main menu to pull helpful encyclopedias off a bookshelf.
In each encyclopedia, an alphabetized list of topics will lead
students to information they may need to solve the problems in the
pyramid. Topics covered in Cheops’ Pyramid include: fractions
and percents, equations and functions, diagrams, probability, trigonometry,
geometry, number systems, and everyday math.
in Chefren’s Pyramid, the
graphics in this program are top-notch, and students won’t ever want
to leave, but if they have to they can always save their position
in the pyramid and return to it later.
entering Cheops’ Pyramid, you can choose to begin
solving problems immediately, or you can click through a brief history
chapter, in which you will learn about the actual Cheops’ Pyramid,
including information about when it was built and theories about how
it was constructed. The program then dares you to search for the
pyramid’s secret chamber by solving all the tasks in the program. It’s hard to resist the challenge, and students
of all abilities and interests will be truly captivated by the adventures
Cheops’ Pyramid has to offer.
A reviewer at The Guardian has high praises for the program,
writing, “The graphics are stunning.
The conclusion to Cheops’
Pyramid, where you escape in Leonardo’s Helicopter, is a minor
classic of animation—and a worthy reward for mathematical adventures.”
Both Chefren’s Pyramid
Pyramid are wonderful feats of software engineering that challenge
and reward each student who dares to enter their chambers.
Pyramid: PC: Win. 3.1+, 8Mb RAM, 4x CD, VGA
Pyramid: PC: Win 95+, Pentium PC, 16 Mb RAM, 4x CD, 16,000 colors
unit price for Chefren’s Pyramid and Cheops’ Pyramid is $79.95 (each). Multi-pack and site license pricing is available.
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