Math Game Creating Opportunities For Students With Special Needs

The Lost Function

Wesley encounters a character with a real-life mathematical problem. She must help Troy, the veterinarian, with his dilemma.

Hello!  For our post today, I would like to introduce you to Lauren Franza, Educational Designer from ATLT games.  Her team has created novel gaming experience to teach algebra.   “Pi and the Lost Function” by ATLT games helps engage 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in learning algebra using a fun virtual game experience while providing a smart “in-game” tutor.   From their game videos, I appreciate their effort to design the “in-game” tutor to support student mastery of concepts.    The game is designed to align to common core standards.

Lauren and the rest of the ATLT team need your help to take the game experience to another level with “voice over technology.”    On July 29th, they started a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise funds to add voice acting to the currently text-based storyline to help learners with special needs.

Thanks to the ATLT team, we will be giving one free license of “Pi and the Lost Function” to the reader with the most comments on the “Inspired To Educate” blog during the month of August.

I hope the ATLT team can reach their Kickstarter goal to support students with special needs.  Thanks “Inspired To Educate” readers.   You are the best!



by Lauren Franza

 Virginia Beach, Virginia – July 30, 2013 – ATLT Games, creator of the math educational game Pi and The Lost Function, has started a Kickstarter campaign to add voice acting to its currently text-based storyline to help learners with special needs. The campaign begins on July 29 and ends onAugust 27.

Pi and The Lost Function is a 3-D algebra readiness adventure game that intervenes when it detects students are struggling with specific math skills. Currently, the storyline is text-based, and ATLT Games would like to add voice acting to the 3-D characters to assist learners with disabilities.

To add voice over technology, the Kickstarter campaign will help raise the $41,223 needed for the technology addition. Kickstarter is an online funding platform that has funded many creative endeavors by allowing supporters and fans to financially back projects before the creation of the product, promising its investors rewards of varying levels. To support the Pi and The Lost Function Kickstartercampaign, visit

“The typical classroom includes general education students as well as students with special needs…the addition of voice over would truly make it a more differentiated experience and make the game more accessible to a variety of students.”- John Merritt, Special Education Inclusion Teacher
The addition of voice over will help students with vision impairments, emotional/behavior disorders, dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD, struggling readers, and English as a second language (ESL/ELL).

The game’s intriguing storyline is written by Lee Sheldon (writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Charlie’s Angels, and Cagney and Lacey) and two-time Telly Award winner and Emmy winner, Graham Sheldon.


About ATLT Games:
Advanced Training & Learning Technology (ATLT Games), LLC was started in 2010 with a mission to develop innovative educational technologies. Our current line of products enhances and improves student performance by combining the power of gaming technology with subject matter content that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Our educational games provide students with various learning modalities and include instructional support tools that reduce workload for professional educators and allow for better classroom differentiation. 

Primary Contact:
Lauren Franza
Educational Designer



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