Not exactly a game but I guess it depends on your attitude (lol). I consider myself fairly intelligent (average any way) but guess I do not pass 3rd grade. Had no idea I had forgot so much! http://www.pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf
I can't wait till my friend brings her grandkids over tonight...Ones 9 the other is 12...I'll let you know how they scored!!!I did mine again still can't get passed 6th grade...LOL...Betcha the school bus is gonna be crowed!!!
I found the problem. If you don't put the end of the red arrow directly on the state you will get X'd out. It happened to me a couple of times even though I knew I had the correct state. I was so bad at aiming the arrow the first time I did it that I didn't get past the 3rd grade!
How many do you have to pass before you pass 3rd grade? I got 40/48, but I also got 3 X's for fumbling around with the names before I even got to the map. I also put 2 in the wrong place, but then corrected them.
The funny thing is that I TAUGHT 3rd grade many years ago. lol
My 5th grade teacher told me to remember that Vermont is shaped like a "V"
So I would know which one was Vermont - but couldn't remember if it was to the right or left of New Hampshire. I got around that by remembering that they were NOT in alphabetical order.
That's how I learned the order of Illinois & Indiana - only in this case they ARE in order.
How do I remember which is & which isn't?
Well... I figure the V for Vermont is a nifty way to tell which one is Vermont, so the alphabet thing ISN'T needed.
Hi Nancy, Finding ways to recall is always good (not strange at all!) I had never thought of the V shape so it is very helpful to me. Heaven knows the older I get the more little "tricks" I need to remember stuff. thank you for sharing :)
I didn't realize it was timed the first time I did it. Then when I was almost thru the 2nd time I realized that if I held down the mouse button and moved the state name it was a lot quicker and smoother. When I was a kid my mother made my brother and I write down all the states, then we had to learn all the capitals. This was always done during a thunderstorm, she was so afraid of them. We had to sit on the couch during every one. After I grew up I have lived in several different states and that has helped me know what was around what.
Isn't it funny how some of us retain the things we learned in school
and others (like myself) couldn't point out Vermont unless we were
given three guesses. Or four. LOL.
The states I've lived in or visited, no problem. Those with distinct
shapes or locations, dandy. But there are some areas I have zip
for knowledge of, and thus don't retain the information. Too much
gardening on the brain.