From the Developer
Ooops stands for "Order of Operations". It is the addictive game that will have you practicing the order of maths equations and problem-solving for hours. The creator is a teacher who used to play the game with her pupils and they were enthralled!
|Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)|
|Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)|
|Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)|
Ooops presents a series of such problems that are solved by placing one or more sets of parentheses on the right side of the equation to make it equal to the number on the left. At any point the player can check their work by pressing the check button to see how their parentheses have changed the result. This will show them the steps of the problem as the operations are performed in order.
There is also a button to reveal how the computer solved the problem, although, that is not always the only solution. This provides feedback and encouragement so as to further the learning process.
The program also allows children to work through different levels in order to continue improving and working on harder problems.
The game is aimed at middle school and above, but younger children might be able to use it if they have been exposed to equations, or have an adult to guide them .