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ZOOM Carmen Sandiego Math Detective
$9.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP/Vista/Mac7.1-9.2) (Jewel Case) (CARMATHDJ)


Children / Math

Ages: 8-14

Supports math standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Conquer Essential Math and Problem Solving

The world is in desperate need of your clever mathematical mind! Carmen Sandiego has developed a sinister shrinking device that has already taken the Mount out of Everest and the Grand out of the world's most famous Canyon! To restore these and other cherished landmarks to their rightful size, you must embark on 12 strategic adventures to solve hundreds of skill-building word problems and equations.


  • Over 250 different activities
  • 3 levels of difficulty
  • Thousands of math problems
  • Over 400 word problems
  • Customizable problem sets
  • On-Screen Progress Report
  • Strategy Guide with hints and tips
  • Glossary of math terms
  • Practice mode

34 Math Strategies for Math Success:

Learn, apply and practice the following skills and concepts that will help you succeed at numerous types of math problems:

  • Use ESTIMATION to find correct solutions
  • Use MODELING to visualize and solve problems
  • Use CONVERSION to compare fractions, decimals and percents
  • Use SIMPLIFICATION to break down complex equations
  • Use PATTERN RECOGNITION to solve attribute puzzles
  • Use MATH FACTS to calculate with speed and accuracy
  • Use NUMBER SENSE to improve mental math skills
  • ....... and many more

Essential Math:

Master essential math skills in a variety of fun-filled computation activities. In Practice Mode, customize and play your own problem sets.

  • Practice: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Convert: Decimals, fractions and percents
  • Learn critical math skills and concepts, including: Integer, Length, Width, Denominator, Numerator, Place Value
  • Gain Number Sense by understanding the relationships between: Whole Numbers, Integers, Positive & Negative Numbers
  • Plus over 60 more!

Word Problems:

Develop critical thinking skills by practicing over 400 word problems.

  • Analyze word problems
  • Extract important data
  • Convert word problems into equations
  • Sharpen problem-solving skills
  • Choose mathematical operations

Learn Geometry:

Develop core geometry skills as you explore two-dimensional shapes, angles and spatial relationships.

  • Study shapes, angles and spatial relationships
  • Construct geometric models
  • Calculate Area and Perimeter
  • Learn and apply over 40 geometric figures and concepts, including: Circumference, Line Segment, Acute and Obtuse Angles, Trapezoid, Polygon and Radius

Calling All Math Detectives!

You're just in time! If our calculations are correct, you haven't a moment to lose! Carmen Sandiego's Quantum Crystallizer is shrinking world treasures faster than you can count them. To save Mount Everest, the Great Wall of China, and other cherished landmarks from Carmen's menacing machine, you must engage in 12 critical missions packed with hundreds of skill-building math challenges. Otherwise, all the world's treasures will soon fit into the palm of Carmen's hand!

The Atom Smasher - Exercise essential math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through drill and practice.

CrimeWave Sensor - Determine the missing numbers in each equation by estimating and working backwards.

Molecular Scope - Use your analytical thinking skills to transform word problems into equations.

Microchip Decoder - Create and use geometric shapes to illustrate problems and find solutions.

Light Spectrometer - Fine-tune your number sense by ordering whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, integers and monetary values.


Windows: Windows 95 or higher, 66 MHz 486 processor or Pentium recommended, 16MB RAM, minimum 25MB Hard Drive space, 4x CD-ROM drive or faster (a 2x speed drive is supported by 100MHz Pentium or faster), 640x480 display, 256 colors, Windows compatible sound card.

Macintosh: System 7.5.1-9.2, 100 MHz PowerPC or faster (603e processor), 16MB RAM, minimum 20 MB Hard Drive space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 640 x 480 display with 256 colors.



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