I designed and programmed this game for Dr. Barbara Ekelman of Bolster Learning Systems, incorporating Bolster’s dolphin mascot to teach children to count groups of items quickly at a glance. I also did the programming behind Bolster’s WELL Screening web app, designed by Dr. Ekelman to help educators, parents, and health professionals assess multiple skill areas in one interactive activity.
- Teaches rapid counting
- Fun progression of different treasures and patterns
- For desktop and mobile platforms
The player is asked to find the one treasure chest containing a specific number of treasures. Increasingly difficult patterns are used to teach “subitizing,” a fundamental math skill for young children. Download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad
Different types of coins and gems pile up, giving the player a sense of progression and accomplishment. I designed and programmed the game and built the graphics, while Bolster supplied the audio cues and dolphin character.