The logic of the levels is based on the different terms and concepts of the color system – monochromacity, addition and subtraction of colors etc. The player needs to be familiar with the color system to be able to attempt the game. He has to identify the logic behind each level and classify the board as TRUE or FALSE. If he succeeds in correctly identifying the board five times consecutively, then he’s promoted to the next level. Every wrong answer brings down the efficiency.
The basic idea behind Color Deducto was put forth by Walter Bender, founder of Sugar Labs, and former Executive Director at MIT Media Labs. It conforms to Sugar’s cardinal objective of teaching children and helping them grow intellectually. It does so by stimulating students’ logical thinking, and familiarising them with the concepts of color system.
Some of the key features of Color Deducto are as follows:-
1. The game is a great tool for sharpening children’s logical capabilities and increasing their knowledge about Munsell Color System.
2. Feedback Facility-
I. It also provides feedback to the user in terms of percentage efficiency.
II. It also provides statistics in terms of number of correct and incorrect answers.
3. User Friendly– Deducto has a number of user friendly widgets as follows:-
I. Save Game– Feature to save the game and resume it later from the point where it was left.
II. Help – Feature to help the users with the rules of the game and to get a better understanding.
III. Facts– Feature to provide the users with facts related to colors.
III. Color Theory– teaches basics of color theory to users .
Example of Levels:
True Board : 24 boxes in the board are coloured randomly by computer while the centre is always a fixed shade of red.
False Board: Centre square is never red while rest of the squares may be of any color.
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Teaching children Color Facts: