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1. ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures:
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2. Clue Finders Grade 4 Advanced
$10.99 list($19.99)
3. ClueFinders Toy Store and Zoombinis
$5.50
4. Cluefinder's Math Ages 9-12
$5.95 list($9.99)
5. Grade 6 Advanced Planet Version
$6.95 list($24.99)
6. Clue Finders Math Adventures:
$2.89 list($19.99)
7. ClueFinders 3rd Grade
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8. ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures:
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9. ClueFinders 5th Grade
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10. Cluefinders Adventure Pack
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11. ClueFinders 6th Grade
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12. ClueFinders Reading Ages 9-12
$1.98 list($19.99)
13. ClueFinders 4th Grade
$8.90
14. LEARNING COMPANY ClueFinders:
$5.40
15. ClueFinders Math 9-12
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16. ClueFinders Search & Solve
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17. ClueFinders 5th Grade
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18. Cluefinders Adapt Math
$24.99 $6.90
19. KidsEdge
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20. ClueFinders 3rd Grade

1. ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: Secret of the Living Volcano
list price: $24.99
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Asin: B0000691KF
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 167
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Plunge into a volcanic island adventure, and prepare for an explosion of fun and mystery. Join those savvy super-sleuths, the ClueFinders, to solve a mystery and escape an uncharted island before its volcano blows them off the map. Kids will need all their smarts, spunk, and spirit to work their way out of this title's hot spots. From bold adventures that take kids across the island, under the sea, and into the volcano, every activity brings kids closer to solving this island mystery, while mastering essential fifth grade skills.

Explore 16 interactive games and exercises designed for kids, ages 9 to 11 and older. Build more than 85 key fifth grade skills in math, language, science, social studies, geography, and problem solving. Four levels of difficulty and a variety of tricky challenges keep ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures 2002: Secret of the Living Volcano fun and fresh. Detailed help features guide kids throughout, and built-in progress reports help parents navigate their child's learning fun.

In addition, an all-new for 2002 bonus CD-ROM doubles the mystery and clue-finding fun. In ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade, our adventurers are lured into a spooky mansion by an ingenious mastermind and his four villainous henchmen. Kids help the ClueFinders escape by choosing the best ClueFinder for each arcade-style hazard. Speed through the Ultimate Deep-Dish Pizza Skate Park, stay cool through the High-Voltage Circuit Zone, and much more. ... Read more

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars awsome!
This game is so cool!
It has tons of fun games, and there are 3 miniture levels,
including spelling, math,fractions, putting together words, geography
and others! I had so much fun playing this!!!
Throughout the whole game, a yellow laptop fallows you and the other cluefinders around. When you click on it, it acsesses many things, like how to change the level of difficulty on a game, and it has info about the fellow clue finders. I love this game, I play everyday! ... Read more


2. Clue Finders Grade 4 Advanced
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0000691KD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 202
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enter a pharaoh's tomb to solve an ancient Egyptian mystery. Join the ever-adventurous ClueFinders on an archaeological dig in exotic Egypt, and uncover a plot to unleash a sinister, age-old force on the world. Kids will need all their smarts, spunk, and spirit to work their way out of this title's tricky spots. From building a bridge to interpreting mysterious scrolls, every activity brings children closer to unraveling the astounding mystery, while mastering essential fourth grade skills.

Explore 21 interactive games and exercises designed for kids, ages 8 to 10 and older. Build more than 60 key fourth grade skills in math, language, science, geography, and problem solving. Four levels of difficulty and a variety of tricky challenges keep ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures 2002: Puzzle of the Pyramid fun and fresh. Detailed help features guide kids throughout, and built-in progress reports help parents navigate their child's learning fun.

In addition, an all-new for 2002 bonus CD-ROM doubles the mystery and clue-finding fun. In ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade, our adventurers are lured into a spooky mansion by an ingenious mastermind and his four villainous henchmen. Kids help the ClueFinders escape by choosing the best ClueFinder for each arcade-style hazard. Speed through the Ultimate Deep-Dish Pizza Skate Park, stay cool through the High-Voltage Circuit Zone, and much more. ... Read more

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Both kids loved it!
I have twins who just turned 9; I bought the first copy of this through their school about 8 months ago, and the boys were totally hooked. It's entertaining as well as educational. Some of the stuff is repetitive; but I think that helps them learn how to concentrate on completing tasks. I bought the second copy of this game when our CD drive cratered and destoyed the disk. BTW, these games are MUCH cheaper on Amazon and through office supply stores rather than through school!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
This was a great game. The tasks were repetitive like having to collect 12 cairoglyphys five times. The graphics and story lines were really good and I think this would be a great game for kids who already know how to read, so from grades 3-5.

5-0 out of 5 stars A winner in our household
My third grader just received this. He loves it and has already spent several days solving the puzzles. What a great way to get him ready for 4th grade. This is the second year we have gottne Clue Finders to work on over the summer and both have been a real hit in our household. ... Read more


3. ClueFinders Toy Store and Zoombinis Logical Journey
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00008IOWY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 287
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (65)

4-0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love this game...
I was introduced to this game while helping out in an elementary school computer class (yeah, I'm technically a grown-up). It's an engaging way to teach logic skills, and the puzzles are a lot of fun. I agree that there are a LOT of Zoombinis to save (the purpose of the game)and that once you've mastered the higher levels it's a bit tedious to keep playing the harder versions of the puzzles, especially if there are any you don't like to begin with.

On the other hand, this game is wonderful for a variety of age groups (some of the younger kids may need some help figuring out the logic behind the puzzles), for different ethnicities (the Zoombinis are blue), and genders (most of the characters are somewhat ambiguous on gender, and the Zoombinis are all equal). I've seen it played solo, and in groups, with equally enjoyable results. And there are a number of resources available for educators, parents, etc. to help your kids make meaning from the games they are playing.

All in all, this is a must for any elementary/middle school computer educator, and a highly recommended for parents who want their kids to use computers as a tool as well as a toy.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best logic games, all in a fun package
I'm a 13-year-old boy, I loved Zoombinis ever since it came out about 7 years ago, and I still love it now. Zoombinis is a great education game, it teaches logic and mathematical skills essential to learn, and also lets children (and adults) have fun while doing it.

Zoombinis is set apart from so many other logic games by adding characters that are enjoyable and funny to a 2nd grader, while not being so annoying or childish that a 7th grader cannot enjoy or laugh at them as well.

Another way Zoombinis excels is in the way it adjusts to the user's ability. The game will start out easy and teach more simplistic concepts, and after the user is comfortable with that, it will move on to more complex problems.

A nice thing about this game is that it will encourage someone to learn and keep going. It can all happen because the game is both educational and fun, and the child will get a sort of self-satisfaction when they accomplish something. Whenever a puzzle is completed, the user gets a little bit closer to the goal of saving all the Zoombinis, and this gives them something to work for.

Zoombinis consists of 12 different puzzles for the user to go thru, and one of the factors that have made it so successful is how it makes the user actually think. Instead of letting you just guess the answers, Zoombinis has you think about why a certain answer does or doesn't work, then lets you come up with some sort of practical method to solve such problems, which can later be applied to more advanced levels of education (I am currently taking geometry, and I still use many of the methods I learned here to help me solve problems).

In all, Zoombinis is one of the most valuable and fun game (educational or not) that I have ever used. It is a great product, and I would certainly recommend it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice Game, but just a little hard
I got this game with a multipack and it rocks!!! But just kind of a little hard but I like it.

5-0 out of 5 stars My kids loved it!
Not only fun but a great logic builder! The best peice of software I've bought for my kids!

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great surprise!
We love this game! When I was searching for new games for my girls, 8 & 11, I came across this game, but made the mistake of not ordering it. One day, my daughter came home from her computer class and raved about this game - I ordered the Logical Journey and Mountain Rescue...I am so glad that I did. My 8 year old and I enjoy playing Logical Journey together - its a little more basic and easier for her to understand. My older daughter prefers the Mountain Rescue - the graphics are a little more advanced and she enjoys the games more. I would recommend these games to anyone looking for fun, safe, and mentally challenging entertainment! ... Read more


4. Cluefinder's Math Ages 9-12

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Asin: B00003IELS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 352
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cluefinder's Math (Ages 9-12)
Cluefinder's Math : Ages 9-12
• Grades 3-12
• Mathematics
COMMENTS:
Students can build math skills as they solve mysteries. There are 15 games at 10 different skill levels, which build more than 25 key math skills, including number computation, fractions and decimals, tables and graphs, and early geometry. Logic and problem solving skills are used as the student attempts to piece together clues to deduce the answers to the mystery.

ClueFinder's Math includes exceptional graphics and animation and a great storyline. I would not recommended ClueFinder's Math for the struggling student who needs instruction and practice with math skills, but for an average or above-average math student who enjoys fast-switching games and wants to work at quick-thinking and multi-tasking. I also do not feel that the three levels of play cover all basic math concepts for children ages 9-12 and at some levels there are both extremely easy as well as extremely difficult problems. Additionally some students may become frustrated with the speed at which they are required to respond as they solve problems.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION:
I would have students work individually to work their way through the village, solving math puzzles in the eight activity locations, and earning clues in an attempt to discover what treasure was stolen, where it is hidden, and who stole it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A fun and intresting game
The Cluefinders' have all sort's of games out. Some of the games are a little easier to figure out but the math game is still really fun. It teaches all sort's of math that gears you up for 5th grade. It is fun and intresting. ... Read more


5. Grade 6 Advanced Planet Version 1.4
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0000691KG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 768
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Dig deep into sixth grade skills on a mystery-solving adventure in the empire of the plant people. Go underground to find the missing ClueFinders, and take on an army of mutant plant warriors to save the town above from certain doom. Kids will need all their smarts to tackle this title's tricky challenges. From cleaning up toxic pollutants to building bridges, every activity brings kids closer to solving this underground mystery, while mastering essential sixth grade skills.

Explore 15 interactive games and exercises designed for kids, ages 10 to 12 and older. Build more than 150 key sixth grade skills in math, language, science, social studies, and problem solving. Four levels of difficulty and a variety of tricky challenges keep ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures 2002: Empire of the Plant People fun and fresh. Detailed help features guide kids throughout, and built-in progress reports help parents navigate their child's learning fun.

In addition, an all-new for 2002 bonus CD-ROM doubles the mystery and clue-finding fun. In ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade, our adventurers are lured into a spooky mansion by an ingenious mastermind and his four villainous henchmen. Kids help the ClueFinders escape by choosing the best ClueFinder for each arcade-style hazard. Speed through the Ultimate Deep-Dish Pizza Skate Park, stay cool through the High-Voltage Circuit Zone, and much more. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars The Clue to Making Learning Fun
I purchased Cluefindes 3rd Grade Adventures about 6 weeks ago, and since have watched my child use it to completion. She has played it 4 times and will probably play it again in the future. In the meantime, she has moved onto the 4th grade game.

Setting up the game is pretty easy, and the directions are clear. Starting up is a cinch as well. You have the options of taking the test drive which is a placement test. It is not as much fun as the actual game, but it is not too boring either and it gets the child started at a challenging level. The first time my child "played" it she started at the beginners level, and finished it in two days. The second time, I set it to level two and it took her a week to complete. The third time I had her do the test drive. This is where the real value came in.

When she started the game on the lowest levels she was basically reviewing what she had learned the previous year, which is a good thing. But, when she played the game after the placement test, she was truly challenged to learn more. I never imagined in a million years that a child would follow me around begging to be taught long division. She could not cross a bridge in the game without being able to divide. So I taught her and she practiced and cemented the skill by playing the game.

As a homeschooler leaning towards self directed learning, I found this game to be invaluable. It gives me the freedom to wait for a child to be ready to learn a skill while at the same time ensuring that such comes quickly through constant challenges. After all, the best time to teach a child a skill is when they want to learn it. This game provided that want for me.

This game does not teach skills your child must know, but provides challenges. The way I use it is to wait for a challenge to be presented, and then teach that child whatever they need to succeed and overcome that challenge.

The only problems I had with this software is that each time the child finished the game, they had to start again with a new member name, it would not let us back into the game as the same person. This did allow me to compare the membernames records to check for progress which was evident.

If you purchase the 2 cdrom version of this game, with the personalized learning center, you will be able to print worksheets according to your childs strengths and weaknesses and to see where the child needs more practice. You will also be able to spot where your child may be gifted.

The personalized learning center disc, however is not formulated to give a child a "grade" based on how well the child did in the program, but to show progress over time. Therefore, If you are a homeschooler and grades are important to you, you will want to "test" the child separately perhaps using the worksheets or making up your own exams.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great teaching game
We are a homeschooling family. I bought this game along with the fourth grade and fifth grade versions for my nine year old. She sailed through the other two, but found this one challenging. It is great for reinforcing math, introduces chemistry, addresses the pollution problem, history, spelling, vocabulary and reading comprehension. There is a level selection area in which you can choose how hard or easy the game is, but this is also handy for letting parents know where your child may need some help in or where they excel. It has a practice mode where the child can just do the activities without having to play the game. I found this great for reinforcing some of those areas my daughter needed more help in.
Even though my daughter has finished all three games, she still plays these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Never Too Old To Play!!
It's great I'm 14 going on 15 in a month but I don't care
because that doesn't stop me from having fun. It's the greatest game. I've only played the 3rd and 4th grade one but they're still and always be my favorite software. If you've never played any of these games and you love computer games; buy this then even if you're older then me. Who cares? Just remember HAVE FUN!!! You won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Could you make one for 10th graders or do you already?

Thank You

5-0 out of 5 stars Cluefinders 6th Grade Adventures
This product provides an excellent source for preparation or reinforcement of what a 6th grader is expected to know. Players are put into a mystery situation where they have to solve clues in order to figure out the answers. Various aspects of the 6th grade curriculum are covered, and the computer adjusts for the skill level of the player, making the games increasingly more challenging. Areas covered include logical thinking, mathematics, science, geography, social science, and language arts. The games are fun, and since they get progressively harder as the student masters a skill, they do not get boring. At times the transition time from one activity to the next can be a bit long, and instructions are repetitive, but this seemed to bother adults more than children; this should not deter the buyer, however, as the positive aspects of this game far outweigh the negatives. Graphics and sound are excellent, and help includes a map and a reference section. Levels can be set manually, or the program can be adjusted to automatically determine when to advance to the next level as a skill is mastered. On the whole this is an excellent product, and a great way to make learning fun. Highly Recommended. Reviewer is a teacher and a librarian.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool
This game is fun and VERY educational... I even forgot I was
learning while playing it! The games are fun and have different levels, so if one level is too easy you may make is
harder and more challenging. It explains the mini-game
and how to play. The charactors are click-able and they seem to talk and help you throughout the whole game.
You meet cool alien type things, and in order to survive, you must figure out the answer to the mini-games.
The backround music is pretty cool, but it may get annoying
you can turn off the music, too! before you begin the game, it shows a mini movie of what's happening and it tells about
your mission.I love this game! ... Read more


6. Clue Finders Math Adventures: Mystery of the Himalayas
list price: $24.99
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Asin: B00006484P
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 986
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Kids sharpen their math skills as they trek high in the Himalayas with the ClueFinders. Join the ever-adventurous ClueFinders on a quest to find missing ancient treasures. Kids will need all their wits to hunt for clues. From purchasing supplies in the village store to building a yak corral, every activity integrates a math learning challenge. Solve the mystery and kids will bring home the greatest treasure of all--math confidence.

Explore 15 interactive games and exercises designed for kids ages 9 to 12 and older. Build more than 25 key math skills, including number computation, fractions and decimals, tables and graphs, and early geometry. Ten levels of difficulty and a variety of tricky challenges keep Mystery of the Himalayas fun and fresh. Detailed help features guide kids throughout, and built-in progress reports help parents navigate their child's math accomplishments.

A bonus CD-ROM doubles the mystery and clue-finding fun. In ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade our adventurers are lured into a spooky mansion by an ingenious mastermind and his four villainous henchmen. Kids help the ClueFinders escape by choosing the best ClueFinder for each arcade-style hazard. Speed through the Ultimate Deep-Dish Pizza Skate Park, stay cool through the High-Voltage Circuit Zone, and much more. ... Read more

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars cheap disks, cheap software
1) Broderbund appears to use consistently cheap disks: there appear to be visible defects on the surface. My cd-rom drive (which is finicky) does not like their disks.

2) My eight-year old did not find the game challenging.

3) The software did not interact well with other hardware and software on my system. CleanSweep thinks that the software is installing when trying to play the game; after changing my cd-rom drive, this program no longer starts up on my computer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game For Math Lovers
Nice game but the bad guy gets away. I would have rated it 5 stars if the avalanche had destroyed the guy in the yeti suit or at least been arrested. This is the only complaint I have, the math is challenging and it is fun to solve the mystery.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent help fot math
Is a very good game that help the children to make mental calculations and solve very differente puzzles.

They can practice with decimal numbers, and fractions and they use logical thinking to solve the clues and find the suspects.

I really recommend this software that will work for at least three years. ... Read more


7. ClueFinders 3rd Grade
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004UB5G
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 440
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The ClueFinders series of educational games takes children throughseveral years of development, so they can learn as they get older following theadventures of familiar characters. ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures isaimed at the youngest age group, and is suitable for children aged 7 to 9years.

The game scenario is easy to follow. Dr. Pythagoras, the uncle of one of theClueFinders, has disappeared from the rain forest. Animals are going missing,too. The young adventurers need to find the keys to an ancient city to work outwhat is going on, and to free Dr. Pythagoras. The keys are hidden in puzzles intwo corners of the rain forest.

As our adventurers progress through the rain forest, they encounter thesepuzzles and more, which they must solve if they are to be successful.ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures teaches skills in math, logic, languagearts, science, and geography, though it firmly wraps its educational content inthese puzzles so you hardly notice that you are learning while you play.

There are four difficulty levels, and a document for parents explains how eachof the puzzles works at each difficulty level. As an added bonus, a second CD,the Adventure Kit, provides a range of additional software, including a kit forsetting up your own friends' adventuring club. --Sandra Vogel ... Read more

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Didn't Pay Attention To The Details
My daughter - 2nd grade - enjoys playing this game, but when watching and helping her through some of it I am really surprised by the errors in the game.

One example - the child must solve a math riddle involving the calendar in order to get supplies to solve the next riddle... the calendars are all 31 one days regardless of what the Month is. Um, hello? February does not have 31 days and yet there it is. It's little things like that make me not recommend this game. If this is supposed to be a teaching tool for kids then they should be paying attention to all the details in the game and not just the specific ones for the math puzzles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
Last week my son announced that he "hated" math. This week, his school sent this software home for summer use. My son's last words as I put him to bed tonight were "Can I play Cluefinders as soon as I get up in the morning?" AND he thinks the math section is the greatest! We've tried a variety of educational software over the past 4-5 years and I can't remember any that my sons have enjoyed more!! This is a keeper. I would highly recommend it!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mathra Mystery
My children all enjoyed this game.
The puzzles are well designed and have a wide skill range and a wide variety. There are 22 different puzzles which cover a wide subject range.
The only fault I could find was the fact that when you completed a puzzle you had to move to the next screen and then back again to be able to play it again, especially as you need to complete each puzzle two or three times.
The other fault was that when you completed a game unless you started a new game immediately you would find the levels were set back at easy.
It is an excellent game which the children enjoy, the highest levels are hard enough for an adult to enjoy, while younger children can cope well with the easy levels.
Children do need to be able to read reasonably well to play.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cluefinders 3rd Grade Adventures
Our daughter's school recommended this program for children entering 3rd grade. My child and I spent all summer working on this together. It was great quality time for her and me. More importantly, it was something she looked forward to doing (which is a tall order for an 8-year old on summer vacation). It focused on sharpening thinking and problem solving skills. I was pleased with the simplicity of the graphics as it kept the computer speeding along and time was not wasted loading glitz and glitter. I can't recommend this enough to parents concerned with their child's education. ... Read more


8. ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures: Mystery of Mathra
list price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000691KC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 400
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Exotic animals disappear. A world-famous scientist vanishes. Something fishy is afoot! Join the ClueFinders on a clue-searching trek into the depths of the rain forest. From reading maps to building bridges, every activity brings kids closer to unraveling this astounding mystery, while mastering essential third grade skills.

Explore 30 interactive games and exercises designed for kids, ages 7 to 9 and older. Build more than 75 key third grade skills in math, language, science, geography, and problem solving. Four levels of difficulty and a variety of tricky challenges keep ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures 2002: Mystery of Mathra fun and fresh. Detailed help features guide kids throughout, and built-in progress reports help parents navigate their child's learning fun.

In addition, an all-new for 2002 bonus CD-ROM doubles the mystery and clue-finding fun. In ClueFinders: Mystery Mansion Arcade, our adventurers are lured into a spooky mansion by an ingenious mastermind and his four villainous henchmen. Kids help the ClueFinders escape by choosing the best ClueFinder for each arcade-style hazard. Speed through the Ultimate Deep-Dish Pizza Skate Park, stay cool through the High-Voltage Circuit Zone, and much more. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars The Clue to Making Learning Fun
I purchased Cluefindes 3rd Grade Adventures about 6 weeks ago, and since have watched my child use it to completion. She has played it 4 times and will probably play it again in the future. In the meantime, she has moved onto the 4th grade game.

Setting up the game is pretty easy, and the directions are clear. Starting up is a cinch as well. You have the options of taking the test drive which is a placement test. It is not as much fun as the actual game, but it is not too boring either and it gets the child started at a challenging level. The first time my child "played" it she started at the beginners level, and finished it in two days. The second time, I set it to level two and it took her a week to complete. The third time I had her do the test drive. This is where the real value came in.

When she started the game on the lowest levels she was basically reviewing what she had learned the previous year, which is a good thing. But, when she played the game after the placement test, she was truly challenged to learn more. I never imagined in a million years that a child would follow me around begging to be taught long division. She could not cross a bridge in the game without being able to divide. So I taught her and she practiced and cemented the skill by playing the game.

As a homeschooler leaning towards self directed learning, I found this game to be invaluable. It gives me the freedom to wait for a child to be ready to learn a skill while at the same time ensuring that such comes quickly through constant challenges. After all, the best time to teach a child a skill is when they want to learn it. This game provided that want for me.

This game does not teach skills your child must know, but provides challenges. The way I use it is to wait for a challenge to be presented, and then teach that child whatever they need to succeed and overcome that challenge.

The only problems I had with this software is that each time the child finished the game, they had to start again with a new member name, it would not let us back into the game as the same person. This did allow me to compare the membernames records to check for progress which was evident.

If you purchase the 2 cdrom version of this game, with the personalized learning center, you will be able to print worksheets according to your childs strengths and weaknesses and to see where the child needs more practice. You will also be able to spot where your child may be gifted.

The personalized learning center disc, however is not formulated to give a child a "grade" based on how well the child did in the program, but to show progress over time. Therefore, If you are a homeschooler and grades are important to you, you will want to "test" the child separately perhaps using the worksheets or making up your own exams.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great teaching game
We are a homeschooling family. I bought this game along with the fourth grade and fifth grade versions for my nine year old. She sailed through the other two, but found this one challenging. It is great for reinforcing math, introduces chemistry, addresses the pollution problem, history, spelling, vocabulary and reading comprehension. There is a level selection area in which you can choose how hard or easy the game is, but this is also handy for letting parents know where your child may need some help in or where they excel. It has a practice mode where the child can just do the activities without having to play the game. I found this great for reinforcing some of those areas my daughter needed more help in.
Even though my daughter has finished all three games, she still plays these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Never Too Old To Play!!
It's great I'm 14 going on 15 in a month but I don't care
because that doesn't stop me from having fun. It's the greatest game. I've only played the 3rd and 4th grade one but they're still and always be my favorite software. If you've never played any of these games and you love computer games; buy this then even if you're older then me. Who cares? Just remember HAVE FUN!!! You won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Could you make one for 10th graders or do you already?

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cluefinders 6th Grade Adventures
This product provides an excellent source for preparation or reinforcement of what a 6th grader is expected to know. Players are put into a mystery situation where they have to solve clues in order to figure out the answers. Various aspects of the 6th grade curriculum are covered, and the computer adjusts for the skill level of the player, making the games increasingly more challenging. Areas covered include logical thinking, mathematics, science, geography, social science, and language arts. The games are fun, and since they get progressively harder as the student masters a skill, they do not get boring. At times the transition time from one activity to the next can be a bit long, and instructions are repetitive, but this seemed to bother adults more than children; this should not deter the buyer, however, as the positive aspects of this game far outweigh the negatives. Graphics and sound are excellent, and help includes a map and a reference section. Levels can be set manually, or the program can be adjusted to automatically determine when to advance to the next level as a skill is mastered. On the whole this is an excellent product, and a great way to make learning fun. Highly Recommended. Reviewer is a teacher and a librarian.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool
This game is fun and VERY educational... I even forgot I was
learning while playing it! The games are fun and have different levels, so if one level is too easy you may make is
harder and more challenging. It explains the mini-game
and how to play. The charactors are click-able and they seem to talk and help you throughout the whole game.
You meet cool alien type things, and in order to survive, you must figure out the answer to the mini-games.
The backround music is pretty cool, but it may get annoying
you can turn off the music, too! before you begin the game, it shows a mini movie of what's happening and it tells about
your mission.I love this game! ... Read more


9. ClueFinders 5th Grade

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Asin: B00003069T
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 945
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great combination of fun and learning!
Both of my children have thoroughly enjoyed the Cluefinder Series, especially this 3rd Grade Edition. I have tried many similar products but have found them to be either to heavy on the education, thereby losing the kids interest, or too heavy on the fun and they don't really learn much. In this product, the children get to work with a small group of kids (whom they may know already from other Cluefinders adventures)as they seek to solve the story/mysteries. I love the way the kids get rewarded for progress during their journey, providing even more incentive to continue. And the best part of all: they really do learn! During dinner one evening, my daughter showed off some of the math skills she had learned quite far in advance of her school classmates. And it wasn't just rote memorization. She had really learned the concepts. My hat is off to The Learning Company!

5-0 out of 5 stars You're the ClueFinder in this game
The ClueFinders' are four kids who as a team gather clues and solve a mystery. They solve fractions, solve English problems, and many more educational games. It is a fun way of learning, and it is intresting, easy, and awsome. I highly recommend any ClueFinder's game there is, because they teach you and let you have fun at the same time. This product is defienitly worth its' money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
Probably most important with any educational software is finding something you're child really likes. My son loves to play this game!

He especially likes playing geography and maps. He loves choosing were in the world to send one of the characters. If he sends the character to the correct place, then he wins a "crypt tile". Crypt tiles are important because they are used to solve the games overall puzzle.

The math section makes doing fractions fun. Cylindrical tubes are aligned on the ocean floor by putting fractions in their proper place. If all the tubes are correct, then a "tube worm" coughs up a "crypt tile."

Navigation in the game is easy. Playing is fun - yet challenging. We recommend this one highly. ... Read more


10. Cluefinders Adventure Pack
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Asin: B00009VRFD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 1513
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11. ClueFinders 6th Grade
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004UF30
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 246
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures is a great way for children aged10 to 12 years to consolidate their school learning while having fun. In thisgame, the ClueFinders are in an underground world populated by a mutant plantarmy that is planning to destroy the town above them. To make matters worse, twoof the ClueFinders have been kidnapped: to stop the plants and rescue theirfriends, the remaining two ClueFinders have some problems to solve.

The puzzles in this adventure game give math, language, science, andproblem-solving skills a workout through 15 different activities. Parents can set theskill levels to suit their children's ability, and can do this separately fordifferent skills. As a bonus, ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures comes withan Adventure Kit CD offering various fun activities, such as a map maker so youcan plot treasure hunts or other map-based activities. --Sandra Vogel ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars It's a great game!
The cluefinders 6th Grade is about two of the cluefinders have gone missing! So it's the other two's job to find them.They find themselves underground and have ended up in the plant peoples lair.It's the cluefinders job to find their friends and stop the plant people from destroying earth! I recomend this game to kids who are in 5th or to kids who are going into 6th. ... Read more


12. ClueFinders Reading Ages 9-12 (Jewel Case)
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B00006WS1N
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 456
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for your kids
My kids love this game and fight over the computer to play it.Nor do they know how much they are geting from the game. ... Read more


13. ClueFinders 4th Grade
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004UF32
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 1525
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Younger children can find learning through multimedia softwaredifficult, but ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures wraps its educationalmaterial up in an adventure game, the idea being that you hardly notice theeducational parts. To that end, our clue-finding heroes get into all sorts ofscrapes during their adventures. In this CD-ROM they--and Socrates the dog--findthemselves on an archaeological dig in Egypt. While there, they discover an evilarchaeologist's plot to unleash chaos on the world. Needless to say, theClueFinders set out to foil his plans.

ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures incorporates challenges that test skillsin logical thinking, math, science, geography, and language. There is a documentfor parents explaining how these skills are addressed in each of the activities,and the effects achieved by switching between the four difficulty levels in eachof them.

A bonus CD, the ClueFinders Adventure Kit, comes with ClueFinders 4th GradeAdventures, offering various fun activities, such as an adventure logbookwith which to record your own escapades. --Sandra Vogel ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great software
This is a great software! I bought this in June 2000. I didn't get some of it. Now I got older and smarter. And understand this better! The location is better. Egypt is very ancient. I also did these other ClueFinders software, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Math, Reading, Search & Solve, Incredible Toy Store Adventure!, and the second CD-Rom Mystery Mansion Arcade!
And I'm not even in 4th, 5th or 6th.

5-0 out of 5 stars So much fun you forget you're learning!
This is a great program. I got it for my 3rd grade daughter and we both thought it was a lot of fun. It covers areas such as fractions, logic, sentence structure and geography. You have to collect different items that let you progress through the games. This is all done by completing the various puzzles and activities. The game progresses like an adventure story. You have to complete one activity before having the option to go on to others. She used the various JumpStart and Reader Rabbit programs when she was younger, and I wanted something fun to teach those basic skills now that she's older. This is JUST what I was looking for. We both highly recommend this series!

5-0 out of 5 stars COOL GAME
I loved this game. I already won it 1 million times and I still play it. You will love this game. It really helps you learn. I have this game, 5th grade adventures,my friend playes 6th grade adventures with me, and my teacher has the math one which I play at school. This game rocks !! So do the rest !!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Learning Tool
My 4th grader loves this cd-rom. It is not only educational but great fun! Setting the child out on an adventure to solve a mystery. My son has improved in his understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and his reading comprehension lessons. The best part is that he loves it. ... Read more


14. LEARNING COMPANY ClueFinders: Mystery of the Himalayas ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Asin: B0002Z5YPE
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Learning Company
Sales Rank: 11169
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Features

  • Explore 15 interactive learning games from number computation to geometry -- 10 different possible skill levels
  • Get to know each of the ClueFinders with challenging personal quests that reflect their personalities
  • Progress reports track your skills and offer motivation
  • Over 150,000 math problems to be solved
  • Ages 9 and up

15. ClueFinders Math 9-12

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Asin: B00004XQP1
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 841
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Features

  • Build 25+ key math skills; solve 150,000+ math problems
  • 15 learning games and exercises; 10 different skill levels
  • Detailed built-in help; motivating progress reports
  • Second CD, Mystery of the Missing Amulet, included
  • For ages 9 to 12+

16. ClueFinders Search & Solve
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004U9T2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 548
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

There's something suspicious in the dark night sky: flashing lights from an old, abandoned amusement park. Thrills, chills, and problem-solving skills await you in this haunted amusement park adventure. Join the ClueFinders as they venture into a haunted carnival on a mystery-solving quest. You'll need all the nerve, wits, and problem-solving smarts you can muster to crack this creepy case.

Keep the learning excitement alive after the computer's turned off with thereal-world adventure kit, included in the program. You can create cool maps to guide your friends on treasure hunts, and use the logbook and calendar to plan activities, keep on schedule, and record your daily thoughts and achievements. You can also create, encode, and print top-secret messages with the encoder/decoder, and make good dollars-and-cents sense with the money tracker. The sound transformer lets you change the sound of your voice, your dog's bark, or any sound you can record. The club kit has everything you need to help you start your own club, host activities, solve mysteries, and dream up new adventures. (Ages 9 and up) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars It's a great adventure
The game has great skill and its very fun. You get to find find an undergroud cave. I have played this about 30 times cause its so fun. I think you should buy it if you like adventures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cool!
This is a really cool game! It raised my math grade to an A!

3-0 out of 5 stars interesting
I think that this game was very poorly made, but the concept was very innovative, so if you really like this genre of games, then run and order it today! But if you think that graphics and sound effects are an important feature of computer games, then I would not suggest this graphically inferior game. Hope I helped you. ... Read more


17. ClueFinders 5th Grade
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Asin: B00004UF31
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 1855
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures is designed to make learning funby presenting a series of educational activities wrapped up in an adventuregame. Suitable for ages 9 to 11 years, this adventure finds the heroes washedashore on an uncharted volcanic island by a tsunami. When they awaken on theisland, they find that two of the ClueFinders have disappeared along withGrandpa. You have to help the remaining ClueFinders unravel the mysteries of theisland and rescue their lost friends before a volcano blows.

The mysteries are very varied, and getting to the bottom of them requires skillsin math, language, science, and problem solving. There are more than 86 skillscovered in all, across 16 interactive activities. You are plunged in right awayby the need to devise a way across a river using variously marked stones tocreate a bridge. Thinking caps definitely need to be on to solve this, and theother puzzles in the game.

There are four difficulty levels, and parents can use these to ensure the gamematches the abilities of their children. ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventuresis a challenging but fun game, and you'll learn without even knowing it. As abonus, there is an Adventure Kit CD offering various fun activities, such as acode maker for sharing secret messages. --Sandra Vogel ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy from this company
If you have to order this software, don't buy it through cyberdeals. The software arrived in a flimsy bubblewrap envelope. The box is damaged. What a nice thing to do one week before Christmas. I'm not sure what I paid to have this item shipped, but I was ripped off big time. Thanks for making them one of your dealers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect computer game for kids.
.... Cluefinders is a wonderful, mysterious computer game kids can do while learning. There's little bit of everything: Maths, English, Science, Basic Logic etc etc etc. There's a big mystery for every CD-ROM fan, and I'm sure everybody will like it alot. Cluefinders is a wonderful guide to every kid's education, and has proved very beneficial program as a fun learning method...

5-0 out of 5 stars The ClueFinder's adventure
The ClueFinder's always produce exellent computer games that help you learn. I recommend any ClueFinders' game that there is. Some of the other games are ClueFinder's 6th grade adventure, ClueFinders' Math and Reading, and the ClueFinders' 5th grade adventure. All the games are fun, intresting, and they are easy. They teach different games and help you learn. ... Read more


18. Cluefinders Adapt Math

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Asin: B00003IE88
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Riverdeep - Learning company
Sales Rank: 2067
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19. KidsEdge
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Asin: B00008IO6M
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 2543
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Now kids can play and learn with their favorite Learning Company characters online at KidsEdge, the safe, family-friendly Web site with over 170 educational games and growing. Parents receive detailed progress reports, as well as recommendations for helping their children excel. One membership covers the entire family. This package contains the KidsEdge travel CD-ROM, which allows kids to play games even when they’re not connected to the Internet, and the ClueFinders Mystery Adventure CD-ROM. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Junk!
If you are a computer expert, enjoy constant crashes and unavailable servers and your child has patience beyond belief then this is the product for you. This product does not work! We spent a week trying to log on to the server which was down, then when we finally got on and registered the games and activites (which are no very good at all) take about 10 minutes to come up before you can play them. If you are hoping that you will be able to let your child play independently with this product, you better think again. You will be the one trying to navigate the instructions and reading the rules. Your child will be able to click every once in a while when you tell them to click on a certain item, but that is about it. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart Choice
So glad to see you finally added this product. I have been hooked on the Kidsedge website for a year now. It is the best all around educational "magazine" I have found. I get great ideas for my third graders -- the ones who need motivation and the GATE kids. We used it today during science and ended up at a virtual museum tour on bugs. I couldn't get the kids to stop for lunch! The articles are interesting, and I am always downloading them for the teacher's room. My husband teaches computers in high school and liked the recent article on cheating in America. ... Read more


20. ClueFinders 3rd Grade

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Asin: B00003065G
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 1664
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Playing 3rd Grade Adventures is a lot like falling intothe middle of a Saturday morning cartoon adventure. On the first CD- ROM, "The Mystery of Mathra," Uncle Horace is lost in a South Americanrain forest said to be the home of Mathra, an evil mythical bird. Youhave to join with a team of young rescuers to find Horace and learnwhat's destroying the jungle. But get ready to practice a lot of math,reading, science, geography, and problem-solving skills along theway.

Following this long and twisted tale takes players through "The MonkeyKingdom and the Goo Forest," where problems are presented by a colorfulcast of apes, spiders, and even a quartet of talking flowers that sounda bit like the Beatles. Each problem solved earns you whimsical itemsfor bartering--sneezeberries, goo beetles, or snagnets--that laterbecome your ticket to the keys to the Lost City, where Mathra resides.

Solving "The Mystery of Mathra" takes a lot of perseverance. Althoughthe game is rated for children aged 7 to 9, and is equipped with asystem that adjusts the program to different ability levels, it'sreally too difficult for 7- and 8-year-olds to play alone. But 3rdGrade Adventures' games are clever, and kids will love playingalong with the animated characters. The package also offers a secondCD-ROM full of printable workbooks and activity sheets--just in caseparents feel their kids are having too much fun. (Ages 7 to 9) -- Sharon Griggins ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Few Math problems that can be solved by trial and error
In this game the two characters travel down a trail that takes them to places where they have to solve "ONE" math problem. Therefore, children playing this game don't get much practice and do not learn anything. Even worse, you can solve this multple choice problem by trial and error and then proceed down the trail to the next math problem. My four year old that does not know any math is able to complete the game just by trying every answer at every math station. My two daughters do like this game, but it does not teach them any math. The Jump Start Math for Second Graders is actually much more challenging. There at every stage chidren have to solve many problems and sometimes they have little time to do this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and challenging for a 3rd grader
Cluefinders 3rd grade is terrific. It has provided hours of fun for my daughter and her friends. I like to play it with her, too. I'd highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cluefinders 3rd Grade
I've played a lot of different educational games and this one is the best so far! I'm seven and love it. I especially like the geography. I like the story and the graphics too. It's easy to understand and also challenging.

4-0 out of 5 stars Getting Better
Even though I'm getting a little too old,my like of this game is high.It gets scarier and better the farther you go,and it is very fun.I suggest that it is a good way to learn and have fun at the same time.

5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves it!
My son loves this game. His approval means a lot, because he has practically every educational game for his skill level and can really compare. He is now asking me to buy him the 4th, 5th and 6th grade version of Clue Finders, so that when he is ready he could start playing them right away. ... Read more


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