BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the release of Carmen Sandiego™ Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny – the first in an upcoming five-game series available for Wii™ and available for download through its WiiWare™ service. Focusing on the iconic Carmen Sandiego, The Lady Liberty Larceny takes players on a whirlwind trip through New York City, and other world-renown locations such as Shanghai and Berlin, to track down the thieves who have stolen The Statue of Liberty.
In The Lady Liberty Larceny, and in each subsequent title, the player assumes the role of an ACME Detective Agent who is hot on the trail of Carmen′s henchmen after they steal one of the world’s major landmarks. Game play is designed for children in grades three through five and is specifically aligned to the Mathematics Common Core State Standards for grades four and five. Topics covered include symmetry, identifying angles, graphing, logic puzzles, fractions, solving equations, tangrams and many more. Players can choose to tackle various puzzles on their own, or collaborate with friends to bring each villain to justice.
“For decades, Carmen Sandiego has remained one of the most beloved, engaging educational institutions – helping students to master key concepts in reading, math, history and geography,” said Bethlam Forsa, EVP Global Product Development for HMH. “This new slate of games for the Wii, starting with The Lady Liberty Larceny, will challenge students with fun new stories and characters.”
Carmen Sandiego, the criminal mastermind and head of an international crime syndicate known as Villains’ International League of Evil (V.I.L.E.), was made famous almost thirty years ago in the classic computer game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Since its debut the game has remained enormously successful and transformed itself across several other channels, including video games, television, and books.
The full slate of Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math games from The Learning Company and Nintendo® include:
- The Lady Liberty Larceny
- The Big Ben Burglary
- The Case of the Crumbling Cathedral
- The Great Gateway Grab
- The Island of Diamonds
For more information about Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math, please visit http://www.hmheducation.com/games.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. The world’s largest provider of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.