This is a math elearning website for elementary school kids that will be something like the Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/. Except that it’s for kids and the focus is on math. The website has a Sci-fi / futuristic theme where 5 characters travel the galaxy, solve problems, and fight bad guys with math. The general design should be:
1. Colorful, Lively, Appealing to Elementary school kids.
2. Futuristic / Sci-fi Theme
3. Mostly static pictures and little animation to ensure fast loading times.
The final product will be a Chinese/English bilingual website, but this contest will focus on the English part. The pages to be designed will be the Homepage and the Profiles page.
These are the 5 main characters that appear in the textbooks. Please include them in the design of the website.
Magic – Leader of the team
Athena – Specializes in logic / word problems
Shine – Specializes in geometry
Two – Specializes in math games such as rubic cubes, puzzles etc.
The Professor – Specializes in basic skills and math stories
<The Homepage> (Homepage.png)
The Homepage will contain the functions in the picture shown in the attached Homepage.png. Homepage.png is a rough sketch of the website. Please IGNORE THE LAYOUT; it is NOT a preferred layout, but rather just a conceptual guide to the features needed. You may arrange the features as you see fit. The aesthetic design is up to you. The main features:
1. Learn – Watch teacher videos.
2. Practice – Do practice problems.
3. Fun – Play math games
4. Me – Go to My Profiles page.
5. Featured Video and Scrollbar of Featured videos
There are 6 math abilities that will be measured. Clicking on each ability will take the viewer to a Ranking page for that ability. i.e., clicking on "Logic" will go to a page with showing the highest ranking Logic students. The 6 abilities are the following:
<The Profiles Page> (Profiles.png)
This page will contain the functions in the picture shown in the attached Profiles.png. Again this is a rough sketch of the website. Please IGNORE THE LAYOUT.
Please create a futuristic, Sci-fi themed "Profile" page for each student. Each student is a member aboard the Starship and works with the 5 main characters. Their profile can be compared to a game status screen, except instead of gaming stats like attack or defense, students get recorded on their math skills.
Included on this page is a Knowledge map similar to that on the Khan Academy. But this knowledge map must be more "fun looking" than the minimalist design on Khan Academy. Each knowledge point has three states: Pass, Needs Improvement, and Weak (represented by icons).