Math Circus (or Maths Circus - Australian title) is an educational game for children that teaches maths. All of the game's activities are based around setting up and managing a circus with twelve puzzles and activities in total. Each one introduces a new concept based around logic or maths with an adjustable difficulty level. Skills include spatial reasoning, perceiving patterns in size, order or time, or manipulating variables to influence the tricks of the circus acts.
The twelve activities are: moving around balls around a grid of seals to make the balls match their stands, a timing exercise for a trapeze artist to cross one or multiple gaps, rescuing a magician from a witch and a monster with different attack patterns, a time exercise around reaching the circus in a determined amount of time taking into account traffic lights, shooting a ball into a bucket by adjusting the angle and the force of the gunpowder, math riddles based on combining multiple clues, a balancing act based on the position and number of different people on a bar, calculating ticket sales, measuring the medicine for elephants, spatial reasoning by determining the coordinates of a missing bolt in the scaffolding, influencing the movement patterns of clowns into a set position, and arranging lions based on different variables.
The game saves progress for the solved puzzles automatically. Up to 200 circuses can be started as new profiles.
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This version of Math Circus was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Math Circus. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Math Circus are summarized in the following table:
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