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Old 11-06-2008, 10:11 AM
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Flashcar Math Board Game


Kids can 'race to the head of the class' with racecar inspired flashcard game

In the era of Nintendo's, Playstations and thousands of computer games, kids are continuing to get lost in a world of fantasy and violence, and experiencing disconnect from their families. One Pennsylvania father decided to do the unthinkable - design and develop an educational board game to make mathematics fun?

Flashcar, the brainchild of Matthew Chalal - CEO of Banner Industries, provides math-learning for kids surrounded by the exciting concept of racing. It's no secret that keeping a child's attention is crucial in the learning process. By marrying a racing concept with basic arithmetic, kids are required to answer mathematic problems correctly in order to advance within the game. Flashcar aims to make the mundane, traditional method of teaching mathematics more fun and engaging for children.
In evaluating auto racing, many variables change - drivers, sponsors, car makes - but the car numbers remain constant. By utilizing car numbers in math equations, learning takes place and a child's mathematic skills increase.

The object of Flashcar is to answer the arithmetic problem correctly in order to advance forward on the board. The person that reaches the last space first, wins. There are also bonus spaces that help players advance several spaces.

"We want to change children's perception about math-learning," said Banner Industries owner Matthew Chalal. "There's nothing quite like sitting at the table with your children, playing a game and knowing they are learning the same equations found in their school textbooks. And best of all - kids will be enthusiastic about math rather than groan about having to learn."

Children will gain the following benefits from playing Flashcar:
Learning adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing
Receiving immediate feedback through a creative positive response concept
Help with retaining focus
Promotion of group learning
Encouraging interaction with other children
Flashcar is available for purchase on the company's website Individuals and educators are encouraged to visit the site to learn more about the game. The company will also launch an online version in early 2009.

About Banner Industries
Banner Industries was founded in 2007 and specializes in industry-leading learning games for kids. With Flashcar being our flagship product, we have learned and listened to parents and educators to provide challenging, interesting, fun, and educational games for kids of all ages.

"It's an amazing time to be an educator. There are so many different tools out there to reach every student on his or her own learning level and it makes teaching very exciting. Banner Industries is part of that amazing process. Their learning games foster true learning through cognitive and deductive reasoning, competition and cooperation, and positive reinforcement. From a child's eyes, the games are just fun!" - K. Newman, Educator

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