Monday, May 2, 2011

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Math Blaster Online Learning Game by JumpStart

Math Blaster is a new award-winning game from the makers of JumpStart that teaches elementary school age kids to use math to solve problems for the characters. Featuring different types of math at all different math skill levels, Math Blaster turns computer time into a fun learning experience for kids in all grades.

We received a free subscription for Math Blaster and Avery, my 9 year old third grader, was very excited to try it out. Avery is a total math lover and a bit of a computer nerd, so he was in heaven playing this game.

He really couldn’t answer when I asked which game was his favorite, because he liked all the mini-games so much. I did, however, notice that he played one section a lot where he had to scale levels and answer math questions about tenths, hundredths, etc . . . to go forward. He played that particular section several times that I saw.
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You can learn more about Math Blaster at, the Math Blaster Blog, and the Math Blaster Facebook Page.   To find out more about the preschool learning games available through JumpStart at

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a 6 Month Membership to the Math Blaster online game AND (ARV $48).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me what type of math your child could use more practice with. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

4)  For 1 extra entry each, follow JumpStart on Twitter and/or "Like" Math Blaster on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

5)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

6)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

7)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

8)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!