Chopper Challenge Forest Fire - Addition

Chopper Challenge - Forest Fire - Addition

Content Skill: Addition        
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2 - Fluently add within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.


The forest service has called Chopper Charlie to help put out fires that have been popping up in the mountains! Charlie's helicopter has been equipped with a large water bucket. Help Charlie fly his helicopter to the fire and lower the water bucket to extinguish the flames. Hurry, you must dump the water on the fire before the helicopter runs out of fuel! Watch out for the mountains and birds!  


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Step 1
After the game loads, select "LEVEL 1" (As you complete each level, the next level will be unlocked). The difficulty increases with each new level.
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Step 2
Choose the fact families you would like to practice by clicking on the switches. A red light will light up for the fact families you have chosen. You can choose as many fact families as you like.

Click on "INSTRUCTIONS" to see the instruction page.

Click on "TAKE OFF" to begin the game.  

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Step 3
Instructions - The Preflight Checklist has detailed instructions for playing the game.

- Use the arrow keys to control the helicopter. (Up, down, left, right)
- Lower the bucket over the fire with the correct answer to the question.

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Step 4
You begin at the fire station. In just a few seconds, the auto-pilot will lift the helicopter off the ground. As soon as you are hovering above the fire station, start flying to the right.
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Step 5
As you are flying, the helicopter heads-up display is shown.
- Top display (Left to Right)
   - Your score
   - Pause button
   - Sound ON or OFF
   - Next problems
   - Helicopter lives left (You start with 3)
- Lower Display (Left to Right)
   - Current problem (enlarged)
   - Radar of your location and fires
   - Fuel gauge  
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Step 6
To put out a fire, position the helicopter and bucket directly over the fire with the correct answer to the addition problem. Lower the helicopter until you are very near the flames. The auto-pilot will take over when you are in the correct position and the water will dump on the fire. The next problem will be shown on the bucket and you fly to the next fire.
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Step 7
If you hit the mountains or birds, the helicopter will auto-rotate to the ground. Charlie will be OK, but the helicopter will be damaged! You'll lose a life and continue the game with a new helicopter.   
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Step 8
When you answer all of the addition problems on a level, you can select another level to play. Each level gets harder. Practicing the addition facts with this math game makes learning fun!