personal computers become more and more part of our everyday life,
they assist us with a variety of facets from education to
entertainment and of course work. Computers are also thoroughly
integrated within schools and what better medium to use when
assisting your children with their education.
With this in mind,
developers EdAlive have created Baggin’ the Dragon which features a
variety of impressive graphically tools and games to assist children
of all ages and levels with their mathematics. All the content
within Baggin’ the Dragon corresponds to Australian State Curricula
and covers the following 14 syllabus strands:
- Measurement: Mass;
Length; Area; Volume and Time.
- Chance and Data:
Organising and Interpreting Data; Probability.
- Space: 2D and 3D Shape,
Angle and Spatial Reasoning; Position and Coordinate
Geometry; Transformations and Symmetry.
- Algebra: Patterns,
Relationships and Reasoning; Formulae and equations.
- Functions and Graphs
installation! The installation process of Baggin’ the Dragon was a
straightforward process that simply auto-installed once the CD was
detected in our test machine and once installed, we were greeted to
an impressive graphical interface that has undertones of the
medieval era which includes knights, castles and of course dragons.
The designers have successfully linked the interactive world with
education and for those students who have difficultly comprehending
in the more traditional sense may find the visual experience not
only enjoyable but helpful in their understanding of
Targeting preschool children to teenagers, the program
virtually contains thousands of questions linked to all 14 syllabus
strands. Best of all, everyone that uses this programs plays at
their own level which is great for both teachers and families.
The board game theme is great for this edutainment genre as players
role their dice, answer the appropriate mathematical questions in
order to boost their strength and courage so they can “bag” the
Dragon at the end of the game. The questions and puzzles also teach children a variety of
real-world use of mathematics from shapes to measurements.
Graphically, as mentioned briefly, the game features a medieval
theme which contains all the stereotypes from this genre to assist
in the entertainment experience. The graphics are quite colourful
and have this “Cartoon” aspect to them which suits the premise of
this title perfectly. There are also a variety of sound effects to
go hand-in-hand with the gameplay which is perfect for the younger
conclusion, my 11-year old nephew Ben found Baggin’ the Dragon a treat
which considerably assisted his mathematical capabilities. The game
featured enough “fun” to keep him entertained and enough puzzles and
challenges to be educational and at the end of the day, this amalgam
of fun and work is the perfect combination. You can also play against
other people which teaches valuable life lessons and team worm and this
is one edutainment game that all parents and teachers should explore
with their children.
Baggin’ the Dragon:
impressive multiplayer option means the whole family can
play at the same time, each at their own maths level!
3000 questions formulated for all ages and learning
styles across a broad range of interesting and essential
Activities are designed to establish foundational
concepts, then test understanding and application.
level of integration between maths and language outcomes
will appeal to language-oriented learners as well as
motivate learners whose language skills are not as
Baggin’ the Dragon:
medieval board game environment will ensure every
learner’s involvement, while increasing their conceptual
understanding of mathematics.
is presented in an enjoyable game format appealing to
learners of all ages and stages – for younger children
it's highly visual and interactive, while students who
may normally have difficulty learning will find the
concepts interesting and inviting.
versatile game format provides sufficient variation and
flexibility to maintain all learners’ interest and
motivation to develop their mathematical understanding.
players can compete at their own level, involving
elements of chance and strategy, and experience a sense
of achievement and success. This will foster positive
mathematical attitudes required in motivating future
Interesting and varied content will ensure even the
least motivated students will engage in developing their
mathematical knowledge and understanding.
content is consistent with the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards,
assuring school based learning is supported and