Examples of good games on ABCya.com for fourth graders include “Must Pop Words” and “Letter Blocks,” from the Letters category, and “Base Ten Fun” and “Estimating” from the Number category. Other categories, including Holidays, Skills and Strategy, feature games such as “Ghost Typing,” “Melody Maker” and “Build the Bridge.” The Games section for fourth graders on ABCya.com features nearly 200 other titles, as of 2015.
Activities in these games vary depending on the category. For example, in “Must Pop Words,” the goal is to type words using the letters on balls that drop from the top of the screen and pop them before 50 accrue at the bottom. Similarly, in “Letter Blocks,” the goal is to create as many words as possible by selecting adjacent letter blocks before the screen fills up. “Estimating,” on the other hand, combines a soccer theme with basic math activities that require players to type a numerical estimate based on provided numbers and mathematical functions, and the player scores penalty shots for each correct guess.
Users can access these games by visiting ABCya.com, clicking on the Grade 4 button and selecting the desired game after navigating to the appropriate category. Players must use Web browsers that support Flash content. Each game loads in a separate window that features a short description explaining the objective of the game and an Exit button that brings users to the initial selection page.