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Treasure Galaxy! is an educational computer game published by The Learning Company, intended to teach children mathematical problem solving.
The Master of Mischief has wreaked havoc on Crystal City. To restore it, the player must collect crystals by solving letter code words.
Crystal City is divided into three levels. To advance to the next level, the player has to complete various challenges; the first is related to weighing and measuring, the second to geometric shapes, and the final to calendar dates.
The player can also earn points, called star bucks. They can spend these at a special shop for buying sunbeams to shoot good bright yellow shooting stars. By successfully answering math questions from these stars, the player also earns star bucks.
Disasteroids, evil flying asteroids, serve as the main antagonists.
Treasure Galaxy! is specifically designed to develop a broad range of math and critical-thinking skills within an environment of interactive and engaging game play. The program helps five-to nine-year-old children build real-world math skills, including identifying basic fractions, measuring length and weight, and locating calendar dates. Automatic educational leveling allows players to learn at appropriate and challenging rates for each individual activity. The program adjusts the level of difficulty, depending on the player's success.
Critical Thinking Skills
Treasure Galaxy! addresses higher order (critical) thinking skills-analyzing, comparing, inferring, and deducing-in the activities and program objectives. (text from Treasure Galaxy! Help menu, Educational Focus)