Help Six is a free online educational platform focused on kids between 6 and 10 years old. This consist in different games that will help the kids to learn math in a different, interactive and fun way.
To catch the attention of the kids there is a main character called Six, a little alien with six legs that needs the asístanse of the kids to get new parts to fix his spaceship and be able to travel all over the universe again. The way to get this parts is passing the different levels of the game. There is a total of 15 pieces from the spaceship, 100 games and 5 math units, such as logic, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, testing all their mathematical skills. Each one of this units have 3 different difficulty level: Beginner, Medium and Advanced.
The progress of each student will be measured with how many stars he can get (3 stars is the maximum for each level) and depending on this he’ll be able to get the pieces to fix the spaceship. All this information will be stored and can be checked by the teacher, the student and his parents. A monthly email will be sent to the parents with all the details about the results from the student.
To pass to the next level the student needs to reach at least a 75% of the games from the same level, but he can always play different levels at the same time without unlocking the previous stage. This is made to promote a multidisciplinary approach from math.
The game can be used from home and controlled by the parents, but it’s also a great tool to be used by a teacher during the school hours. That’s why Option developed a special version for teachers. In this one they can have complete access to the games, manage a students list and analyze the difficulties from each level.
The teacher can add or delete students, classes or lists. He can also see the results from the whole class. In this section he can also have access to the student’s emails, the subject and the class the they belong to. If the teacher delete a student from the list, he’ll still be able to play but the teacher won’t be able to see his results anymore.
The results from the students in each game are represented with number of achievements, mistakes and a approval percentage in the planet or level. This percentage is calculated having as a reference the 100% of right and wrong answers.