Amazon.com Product Description
Experience a thrilling Egyptian adventure with this award-winning software featuring A.D.A.P.T. Learning Technology! Join The ClueFinders on an archaeological dig and uncover a sinister plot to unleash an ancient force upon the world. Decipher ancient scrolls, collect clues, and rescue lost relics. The ClueFinders need your clever sleuthing and creative problem solving to stop the evil archaeologist's diabolical plan! ... Read more
Great in the classroom
I teach special education classes in a jr. high school. This program (and the 5th Grade Adventure) is terrific for my students who are 6th to 8th graders reading at 3rd to 5th grade level. they have the same interest as every other Jr. High student, but not the ability to process at the same level. My students play this game all the time -- It is not patronizing to the students like a Reader Rabbit game would be. I have purchased several copies so that more than one student can play at a time. I HIGHLY reccommend it.
Fun and challenging - my son loved it!
My son loves this game, and solving the exercises and problems was fun to earn clues to the mystery. It seemed the appropriate level of challenge, as he will be entering 4th grade in the fall, and he needed help with some of the exercises, especially fractions. That was a good opportunity to introduce him to the subject. With the ADAPT feature, if they get stuck, the software keeps the level easy enough so they don't get too frustrated, and hard enough that it is still challenging. I highly recommend this software.
Great fun! and Learning Too!
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 son showed off some of the math skills he had learned quite far in advance of his school classmates. And it wasn't just rote memorization. He had really learned the concepts. My hat is off to The Learning Company!
Kids love it
My daughter doesn't really like doing math and english, but when she plays this game, she forgets that she's practicing her school skills. My son loves the games too, even though he is a year behind her.
Most of the tasks start out easy, then get harder. The kids just seem to take it in stride, and by the end, they are doing difficult fraction-conversions (1/2 => 3/6 or vice versa), or unscrambling words, or playing "memory" with math facts!
IT BOMBS OUT!
I was very surprised to get this program home and find that it seems to have some major bugs. The concept seems great, the problem is the program keeps crashing if you play it too long.
The tech people say it has to do with the on-line registration, they report some people can register and some can not.
It is very frustrating to spend good money on a program and have it not work.
I hope they get the kinks worked out of an otherwise excellent game.
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