7 Generation Games – a Making Camp Premium Product Review

Games That Make You Smarter

7 Generation Games makes immersive, educational adventure video games and apps that teach math, while also integrating social studies and language arts. The games target players ages 8-14, and are available in English and Spanish.

And guess what?  7 Generation math games have a positive effect on math scores! Kids who play 7 Generation Games see math scores improve 30% in just 10 weeks – a 3x improvement over a control group of their peers.  (For more info regarding this, click here.)

7 Generation Games offers LOTS of game options.

We’re reviewing their Making Camp Premium game.

 

Making Camp Premium

Recommended Grades 3- 5 – My son is in 4th grade so this is a perfect fit.
Math: Multiplication and Division – He needs to practice his Math facts.
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa), Plains Indians – This is a new subject for us.
English: Idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, homophones – Good info to know.

There’s a lot to the Making Camp Premium game.  Players:

  • Practice multiplication and division facts
  • Learn math problem-solving strategies
  • Learn about language arts
  • Learn about social studies
  • Are introduced to Native American history

All while playing a village-building simulation game.

 

Below are some screenshots from the Making Camp Premium game.  I asked my son to take them today as he was playing.

7 Generation Games Product Review – What do we like about the Making Camp Premium game?

  • It works! Kids who play 7 Generation Games see math scores improve 30% in just 10 weeks – a 3x improvement over a peer/control group.
  • My son enjoys the interactive nature of the game – that’s a plus!
  • And he learns Native American facts that he finds interesting (he really liked the fishing info).  In fact, after watching the fishing video, he googled for more info about dipnets and using light to attract fish.  Now, that’s a plus  🙂  He even wants to put this new-found info to the test next weekend when he goes fishing with his Dad.

I love when learning something ignites a passion in my child, don’t you?

  • Plus, my son mentioned that a Red River cart looks similar to a Mormon handcart – so he is integrating new info with previous info he’s studied.  BTW – I told him he should research both and get back to me about the similarities/differences.  🙂

Again, one piece of information goes a long way with this product – it opens up a child’s curiosity.  My son wants to know more and more and more – about a variety of subjects.

  • My son enjoys the matching games, videos and using his points to purchase items for his wigwam.  In fact, after every buying spree, he immediately wants to play some more – so he can earn more points for more purchases.  Here is just one of his wigwams, all decked-out.

  • He also really likes the native American photos.  My son actually said, “I want to know more about each of these people.”  That opened up numerous conversations about what their lives might have been like before and after the photos were taken (which of course required more Googling).
  • We both enjoy the music.  I listen to similar music to relax during the day – we love flute music!
  • I’m a fan of free resources/extra info and the site offers teacher resources to go along with the games. Here are the Making Camp resources.
  • The price – just $0.99 on iTunes and $1.99 on Google Play.

Oh, and there are other Making Camp versions as well.  There’s a free version and there’s a bilingual version. Bilingual – how cool is that!

Making Camp

Recommended Grades 3-5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa), Plains Indians

As with the premium version, in Making Camp, players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies and Native American history. Players earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions while playing the village-building simulation game.

You can play the game here.  BUT, since the premium version is inexpensive and it has three times the content of the free online Making Camp game, I’d go with the premium version.

 

 

Making Camp Bilingual

Recommended Grades 3- 5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) , Plains Indians
In Spanish and English

 

 

Whether you are teaching English language learners or want a fun app to expand your Spanish vocabulary, Making Camp Bilingual fits the bill.  As with the other Making Camp games, the bilingual game is packed with videos and activities, and players practice multiplication and division skills while learning about Native American history.

You can purchase the bilingual version here.

 

Want to learn about other 7 Generation games?  Info regarding their other games follows.

 

Aztech: The Story Begins

Recommended Grades 5-7
Math: Fractions and Statistics
History: Latin America, Maya

AzTech: The Story Begins teaches math, social  studies and language arts – in English and in Spanish. Language of instruction is controlled by the player on every single page within the game, including text, audio and video content.

Kids can play it on the web on their desktop.  Or download it from the App Store.

 

Aztech: Meet the Maya

Recommended Grades 5-8
Math: Statistics
History: Latin America, Maya

Again, this game can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience.

You can download from the App Store.

 

 

 

Fish Lake

Recommended Grades 4-6
Math: Fractions
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) History, Plains Indians

In Fish Lake, players practice fractions while learning math problem-solving strategies -and Native American history.

You can purchase this game here.

 

 

Forgotten Trail

Recommended Grades 5-7
Math: Fractions, Multistep Problem-Solving
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) History, Plains Indians

This game follows two teenagers who apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals, measurement and statistics to retrace the Ojibwe migration through the U.S. and Canada.

This game sounds REALLY INTERESTING and will probably be our next purchase.  My son has already started Googling!  🙂

You can buy Forgotten Trail here.

 

Spirit Lake

Recommended Grades 3-5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Dakota (Sioux) History, Plains Indians

 

In Spirit Lake, players practice multiplication, division, and geometry while learning about the history of the Dakota people.

You can purchase here.

 

And guess what? You can find free demos of all the games here.

 

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