Rent Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade for Wii
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Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade

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GF Rating
5.1

725 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Educational Tool

posted by MsMommyMam (MEMPHIS, TN) Aug 4, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

I like to think of the Wii as more than a mind numbing boob tube enhancement device. As a parent and teacher I have to find ways to "trick" my kids into thinking that they are playing a game when they are actually learning. This game helps with general knowledge and has a great spelling quiz too. Something I have been struggling with myself is how to keep my spelling skills sharp. (Spell check and txting have spoiled me. Get it. The game is fun even if you dont win any REAL money!

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Game has incorrect answers

posted by jimberg98 (ROGERS, MN) May 5, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

There's no amount of flash that can make up for the game having wrong answers. "What do you multiply with the height of a right triangle to get the area?" Their answer: Base. This was asked as a million dollar question and the answer has to be entered free form. We tried to figure out the way it expected us to answer. Is it base divided by two, base/2, base X one half, etc. We went with the first and it told us the "correct" answer.

I thought this would be entertaining and fun for my kids since they are 3rd and 4th graders, but instead it turned out to be a game that I couldn't trust my kids to play by themselves since it would teach them incorrectly.

The visuals, BTW, are poor, and the dialog is repetitive and annoying.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

smarter than a 5th grader

posted by jaywayne (MOUTH OF WILSON, VA) Apr 3, 2009

Member since Mar 2009

game was scratched

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