Chopper Challenge Forest Fire - Multiplication

Chopper Challenge - Forest Fire - Multiplication

Content Skill: Multiplication        
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7 - Fluently multiply within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products 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. You must dump the water on the fire before the helicopter runs out of fuel and watch out for the mountains and birds!
Practice the multiplication facts while having fun playing Charlie's Chopper Challenge, Forest Fire! Working on the times tables is fun with this new math game.


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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 on the keyboard to control the helicopter. (Up, down, left, right)
- Lower the bucket over the fire with the correct answer to the problem. 

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Step 4
You will begin at the fire station. The helicopter will lift off the ground and hover above the station. Use the keyboard arrow keys to control the helicopter (Begin by 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 questions
   - Helicopter lives left (You have 3)
- Lower Display (Left to Right)
   - Current question (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 and then lower the helicopter until you are very near the flames. The bucket will dump the water and the fire will be put out. The helicopter will return to the top of the screen. 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 only have three helicopters, so be careful!
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Step 8
When you answer all of the multiplication facts on a level, you can select another level to play. Practicing the times tables with this math game makes learning fun!