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Calculation Nation?

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Has anyone used these games with grade 4 students? Are there any really useful ones for this age group?


Description: Review on Begum Jaan

MOVIE: Begum Jaan

Starring: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Gauhar Khan

Directed by: Srijit Mukherji

Producer: Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt

Music Director: Anu Malik

Released on : 17 Mar 17

The Radcliffe Line separated a nation into three parts: East Pakistan, West Pakistan and India. Director Srijit Mukherji’s Rajkahini a Bengali film featured men and women living in a house right in the center of West Bengal and East Pakistan.

Now, Mukherji shifts the same to the Punjab-Pakistan border in Begum Jaan¸ his debut Hindi film. Vidya Balan plays as a brothel owner and has her girls. Vidya is Begum Jaan in this film. The local king keeps them under his wings, while the locals fear Begum Jaan and though her mansion is crumbling, no one has the courage to talk to her about her kingdom, her mansion. However, Begum Jaan is a benevolent and mellowed person and she care to reveal the truth she knows about being a sex worker.

Review on Begum Jaan

A Russian, visiting India, went for an Eye check-up.

The Doctor shows him the letters on the board :


Doctor : Can you read this ?

Russian : Read ?? I even know the guy..., he's my cousin !!??????

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Ii will improve knowledge not in a huge amount but it will improve

I noticed on the Calculation Nation site it mentions that the games work best if you close all other applications on your computer. Perhaps time of day and number of users affect this too. It seems to work well for me this morning.

I've developed a game to improve basic mathematical operations, too. You can check it out at,

Give it a try.. Great for kids

I have tried to download a few of these games today and they are very slow. Is this typical? Other Web sites have not been a problem today, therefore i think it is Calculation Nation.

Some of the games on Calculation Nation could be used with students in Grade 3 and 4. Fraction Dazzle, Square Off, and Times Square all seem like good matches. Of course, students would need good directions and modeling of these activities prior to working on their own at computer stations. I could definitely see using these activities before or after a lesson for quick practice and review. Other activities, like Flip-and-Slide are definitely intended for 5th grade and above.