Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PressExposure) September 30, 2008 -- In the era of Nintendoâs, Playstations and thousands of computer games, kids are continuing to get lost in a world of fantasy and violence, and experiencing disconnect from their families. One Pennsylvania father decided to do the unthinkable â design and develop an educational board game to make mathematicsâ¦fun?
Flashcar, the brainchild of Matthew Chalal - CEO of Banner Industries, provides math-learning for kids surrounded by the exciting concept of racing. Itâs no secret that keeping a childâs attention is crucial in the learning process. By marrying a racing concept with basic arithmetic, kids are required to answer mathematic problems correctly in order to advance within the game. Flashcar aims to make the mundane, traditional method of teaching mathematics more fun and engaging for children. In evaluating auto racing, many variables change - drivers, sponsors, car makes - but the car numbers remain constant. By utilizing car numbers in math equations, learning takes place and a child's mathematic skills increase. The object of Flashcar is to answer the arithmetic problem correctly in order to advance forward on the board. The person that reaches the last space first, wins. There are also bonus spaces that help players advance several spaces. âWe want to change childrenâs perception about math-learning,â said Banner Industries owner Matthew Chalal. âThereâs nothing quite like sitting at the table with your children, playing a game and knowing they are learning the same equations found in their school textbooks. And best of all â kids will be enthusiastic about math rather than groan about having to learn.â Children will gain the following benefits from playing Flashcar: Learning adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing Receiving immediate feedback through a creative positive response concept Help with retaining focus Promotion of group learning Encouraging interaction with other children . Flashcar is available for purchase on the companyâs website http://www.kids-learninggames.com. Individuals and educators are encouraged to visit the site to learn more about the game. The company will also launch an online version in early 2009.