Space10

Space Base-10 is an Air Control-style micro management game. The player must balance their fuel limits, their own time limits, and the mathematical objectives of the game to succeed.

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You take the role of a quartermaster aboard a crowded supply station on the edge of known space. Tasked with coordinating the large amount of goods traffic that comes into the station, the quartermaster must guide transports with differing amounts of cargo to port in the correct order to reach his target quota.


Each dock performs a unique operation on the ships’ cargo, causing the mass to contribute in different ways to the target quota. The quartermaster can order ships to orbit nearby "singularities" which affect cargo mass over time. In addition to managing flight paths to docking bays and singularities the quartermaster must make sure no ship runs out of fuel as this will reduce the amount of time he has to reach his quota. It might also be difficult to reach the target quota within the delivery time limit. The student will have to think fast to balance multiple constraints while reaching the target goal.

Learning Targets

MA.11.811.08.03 - Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times a whole-number power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. (CAS: 8.1.1.g) (CCSS: 8.EE.3)


MA.11.811.05.03 - Apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. (CAS: 8.1.1.d) (CCSS: 8.EE.1)


MA.11.811.10.03 - Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology. (CAS: 8.1.1.h.ii) (CCSS: 8.EE.4)

Earning Badges...

Badges in Space10 are awarded after the completion of a set number of operations from each of the four tiers of difficulty:

  1. Bronze is awarded after the player completes a set number of operations with mantissae of one.
  2. Silver is awarded after the player completes a set number of operations with mantissae greater than one.
  3. Gold is awarded after the player completes a set number of operations with mantissae with digits in the tenths place.
  4. Platinum is awarded after the player demonstrates a mastery of scientific notation operations by completing a set number of operations with mantissae with digits in the hundredths place.