**Anguilla Library Computer Club**

Resources
# Build Math Skills

## Activity: Googol Math Arcade

We have these classic arcade games on every computer,
**but** you
have to solve math problems too!
**GoogolClimber.** Find the answer to the math
problem at the bottom of the screen. You must climb the levels using
the Cursor keys without hitting your head or a bouncing ball or
the wrong answer. *Hint: it is possible to go down a level.*
**Googolpede.** You are a centipede who moves with the cursor
keys. Look at the equation at the bottom of the screen. Hit the `T`

on the screen if the equation is TRUE, otherwise the `F`

.
Don't hit the wall or the wrong answer or yourself. *Warning: every
time you get the correct answer, you get longer!*
**Googolvaders.** This is the classic Space Invaders game
with math problems dropping from the sky. Shift under them
with the cursor keys and shoot the correct
answer to kill them. If your number you shot is wrong,
it will tell you whether it is too high or too low.
If the invaders reach you, you lose! **Important: if
the answer is 10, press the "0" key ("-" for 11, "=" for 12).**

If you are stuck on a math problem,
type `X`

and Googol will explain it. This is very helpful.
The Googol games start at a very easy level, but
you can increase the difficulty using the config screen
for each game.
## Activity: Math Rescue

**Math Rescue** is a fun game that is very similar to
Word Rescue.
The shareware version
can be downloaded, but the
inexpensive
registered version
has many more levels.
The **Gruzzles**
are stealing all the numbers in the world and putting
them in robot **garbage trucks.**
Your job is to is to reunite the numbers with
their answers by exploring levels and solving math problems,
and finding the garbage truck
with the answer to the problem at bottom of each screen.
Use the **cursor keys** to move left and right and to climb
up and down ladders. Use the **CTRL key** to jump--press CTRL
and a cursor key at the same time to jump over any danger.
You will find **slime** very helpful - pour it on
a gruzzle with the **SPACEBAR** or the ALT key. To get
more slime, jump up and hit a number icon, then solve the problem
by hitting the correct answer. Once you have collected enough
number icons on a level, a door opens and you enter the next level.

- To end the program, press ESC, then Q and Q again.
- Pick up garbage can lids to protect against Gruzzles.
- Earn extra points if you grab all the bonus goodies on a level,
solve the problems in order 0 to 9, don't miss any problems,
or don't lose a garbage can lid.
- Speed up or slow down the animation with + and -.
- Watch for secret passages.
- To make the game harder, choose
**Difficulty** from the Game Options menu.