Brain Racer - Math Flash Game

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Brain Racer
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This Brain Racer math flash game makes reviewing math facts fun!

Get to the finish line first by solving basic math problems quickly.

click the Small, Medium, or Large link under the picture of the game. This opens the game in a pop-up window.

Brain Racer Math Flash Game - Instructions

This game provides excellent practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Compete with fellow racers "Bob" and "Jack" (computer players) to see who can solve basic math problems the fastest. The mental math is challenging for kids and adults alike.

The winner of each race is the player with the most correct answers in the alloted time. You are penalized for wrong answers.

If you like this game, you might also enjoy the Multiplication Speed Test that I made. I'm rather proud of it. Smilie

HOW TO PLAY. This math flash game actually provides a very good review of basic math facts. You really need to be able to calculate the answers in your head quickly to win races at the higher levels.

After the game loads and you click the Play button, you'll need to select a name for your racer. The default name is Chicken, but you can change it to whatever you want. Click "Confirm" to save your name choice.

Next you need to decide which math facts you want to race for. There are three types of math challenges that you can choose:

  • Multiplication

  • Addition & Subtraction

  • Division

There are six races for each challenge type, and the difficulty increases after each race completed. You can re-run any of the races as many times as you want.

Brain Racer - Select Challenge

As you can see in the picture above, there is a "Go" button above each type of challenge. Click the Go button for the race you want to run. This opens the list of six possible races for that math facts challenge type.

The first time you play this Brain Racer math flash game, only Level 1 is unlocked on each challenge. To race the higher (harder) challenges, you need to unlock (complete) the lower level challenges first.

The beginning levels are pretty easy and don't require much strategy. The fastest way to input your answer is to type the numeric answer then press the Enter key. It is very important to enter correct answers, though. A wrong answer actually slows down your racer.

You may find it difficult to stay ahead of your competitors at the higher levels, because the competitors run faster and the math equations are harder. One trick that helped me is to not look at the racetrack. Focus only on solving each math problem as it appears. Don't worry about whether your racer is ahead or behind.

Sometimes you'll get math equations with more than two numbers. In those cases, look to see whether the Associative Property can be of assistance in helping you calculate the answer faster.

For example, suppose the math equation is: 17 - 9 - 5 = ?. You may find it faster to solve 9 - 5 = 4, then subtract 4 from 17.

Published: 12/08/2011
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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