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Alien Arithmetic

Click here for an 800 × 600 version in another window.
Click here for an 1000 × 750 version in another window.
Click here for an 1200 × 900 version in another window.
Base 6 Number Chart
Click here for a printable alien number chart to open in another window.

Base 6 Counting Blocks
Click here for 2 dimensional counting blocks that you can print and cut out.

Last Update: May 23, 2010

This program is not complete. More improvements will be made in the future. Some planned improvements are:

  • Have more animated examples to show students how to solve the problems.
  • Add a larger variety of problems including multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.
  • Include counting blocks (appropriate for the base that the student is working in) in more scenes so the students can manipulate the blocks to figure out answers..
  • Continue to work on layout and design to make the program more user friendly (the Feb. 22 and May 23 updates focused on some design improvements).
  • Add more vocal instructions.
  • Have about 3 of most problem types instead of just single questions.
  • Create a related program targeted for younger players that focuses more on patterns than on bases, but is still related to the pattern of counting.

Here is a copy of the original program that has evolved into Alien Arithmetic. The original program was called Base Eight Arithmetic and was posted on August 23, 2005.