problem solving fun for all ages, from preschool to adult!
This package is ideal for the times when you want to reward your children
with an educational computer activity that's also wonderfully entertaining.
The Land of UM provides a positive challenge and has
a range of difficulty to suit every age group.
is an UM?
The UM is a woolly-headed little creature
whose task is to explore each of many worlds. To do this, the UM must
find out what each object in the world actually does - and some of them
do quite unexpected things! Players need (and will develop) reasoning
and clear thinking skills, rather than the fast reactions and trial-and-error
needed in many games.
after the Baby UMs!
One of the challenges is to protect the
baby UMs that inhabit some worlds. These babies have the unfortunate
habit of wandering off and getting into trouble unless the UM keeps
a careful eye on them.
An additional feature of great educational
value is the UM Editor, included in the package. It allows children
to design their own worlds. Older students find it a very rewarding
challenge to create problems, learning even more as they watch others
try to solve problems they have created.
The Land of UM package includes a special
teacher's guide by Norah Colvin (author of Kraken and
Clockwise) which details an easy approach to making problem-solving
a high point of your students' learning.