4099229 Features: -Equation Thinking Game. -Fun creating equations crossword-style game. -Include a laminated playing board, 190 tiles, and 4 racks behind which players hide their tiles. -Ages 8 through adult, 2 to 4 players. -Great for the family or classroom. -Easy to learn. -Overall Dimensions: 10'' H x 10'' W x 2'' D.
Equate looks a bit like Scrabble--for aspiring mathematicians, that is. Designed by a real mathematician, it works like this: You put down tiles on a board and make points by correctly completing simple equations. Your nine tiles include both numbers and mathematical symbols; you can add on to previous plays both vertically and horizontally. Learn simple stuff (like what division is) and more sophisticated ideas (like the order of precedence among arithmetic operations). It all adds up. --Richard Farr