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                      |        Brain Age Express: Math        |
                      |           An FAQ/Walkthrough          |
                      |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                      |          Total Size: 20.7 KB          |
                      |         Current Version: Final        |
                      |  Previous Update: 10:50 PM 9/28/2011  |
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    0. Contents***********************************M0*****************************
                              CTRL+F System Format:  **M###**
    -1. Donations           | M-1
    0. Contents             | M0
    1. Intro                | M1
    2. Some Quick Stuff     | M2
    3. Training             | M3
     I- Calculations x20    | M31
      1- Basic Rules        | M311
      2- Sample Problems    | M312
     II- Calculations x100  | M32
      1- Basic Rules        | M321
      2- Hard Mode          | M322
      3- Sample Problems    | M323
     III- Sum Totaled       | M33
      1- Basic Rules        | M331
      2- Battle Mode        | M332
      3- Sample Problems    | M333
     IV- By The Numbers     | M34
      1- Basic Rules        | M341
      2- Sample Problems    | M342
     V- Change Maker        | M35
      1- Basic Rules        | M351
      2- Sample Problems    | M352
     VI- Triangle Math      | M36
      1- Basic Rules        | M361
      2- Hard Mode          | M362
      3- Sample Problems    | M363
     VII- Multi Tasker      | M37
      1- Basic Rules        | M371
      2- Hard Mode          | M372
      3- Sample Problems    | M373
     VIII- Virus Buster     | M38
    4. Themes               | M4
     I- Acting              | M41
     II- Drawing            | M42
     III- Talking           | M43
    5. Brain Age Check      | M5
     I- Basics              | M51
     II- Tests              | M52
      1- Speed Counting     | M521
      2- Number Cruncher    | M522
      3- Serial Subtraction | M523
      4- Math Recall        | M524
      5- Number Memory      | M525
      6- High Number        | M526
    6. Other Options        | M6
    7. Unlockables          | M7
    8. Cheating             | M8
    9. Version History      | M9
    10. Legalities          | M10
    
    
    
    1. Intro****************************************M1***************************
    Welcome to another FAQ. The subject of this one is the DSi Ware title, Brain
    Age Express: Math. The purpose - to teach mathematics and strengthen your
    brain. Well, it looks like you need a little help. Come on in.
    
    2. Some Quick Stuff****************************************M2****************
    Upon starting, you are asked to give a pic of yourself, your name, and
    birthday. Afterwards, you take a quick test to see your "Brain Age," or how
    strong your brain is. 20 is the best score. Hopefully, you will score within
    the 30s, at worst. This, if under 20 years old, is just a rough indicator, and
    likely will change as you age and learn.
    
    Afterwards, in the menu, you can do some Training, Themes, or another Brain Age
    Check. You do some Training/Brain Age Check and you will get a stamp for the
    day. Get enough of these and you'll unlock new modes, games, and options.
    
    All of these things are covered in the following sections.
    
    3. Training****************************************M3************************
     I- Calculations x20  **M31**
      1- Basic Rules  **M311**
    On the left screen, you'll see simple addition, subtraction, and mulitplication
    problems. Remember, SIMPLE. We aren't saying 13 x 23, but more like 0 x 1, and
    so on. On the right screen, you write your answer. If correct, you go on to the
    next one. If not, you are penalized and go to the next one. There are 20
    problems. You should aim to solve this in less than 30 sec.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Sample Problems  **M312**
    Here are some sample problems of what you may see during this mode. The answers
    are to their right.
    
    3 x 5                          15
    3 + 4                          12
    3 - 2                           1
    18 - 9                          9
    9 x 5                          45
    4 + 5                           9
    0 x 1                           0
    16 - 8                          8
    14 - 8                          6
    8 + 4                          12
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Calculations x100  **M32**
      1- Basic Rules  **M321**
    On the left screen, you'll see simple addition, subtraction, and mulitplication
    problems. Remember, SIMPLE. We aren't saying 13 x 23, but more like 0 x 1, and
    so on. On the right screen, you write your answer. If correct, you go on to the
    next one. If not, you are penalized and go to the next one. There are 100
    problems. You should aim to solve this in less than 2 min, 30 sec.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **M322**
    (Need to get 23 stamps)
    
    This mode also puts in a few division problems. These problems will also be
    simple and HAVE NO REMAINDER. Therefore, do not have something like 5r2, 5.2,
    or 5 1/5 as your answer, as these WILL be incorrect.
    
    You also will not see a problem like 5/0 or 0/0, so do not have "infinity" or
    "any number" as your answers. Those are the answers to those problems
    respectively, but those problems will not appear; therefore, those answers
    will not, either.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Sample Problems  **M323**
    Here are some sample problems of what you may see during this mode. The answers
    are to their right.
    
    3 x 5                          15
    3 + 4                          12
    3 - 2                           1
    18 - 9                          9
    9 x 5                          45
    4 + 5                           9
    0 x 1                           0
    16 - 8                          8
    14 - 8                          6
    8 + 4                          12
    
    These are some in hard mode: ( / means the division symbol)
    
    5 / 1                           5
    10 / 5                          2
    18 / 9                          2
    16 / 2                          8
    0 / 5                           0
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     III- Sum Totaled  **M33**
      1- Basic Rules  **M331**
    Sum up all of the numbers on the left screen. After adding them, put the sum
    on the right screen. If incorrect, you go to the next one. If correct, you do
    anyways. Aim to do this in less than 60 sec.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Battle Mode  **M332**
    (Get 5 stamps)
    
    Enemies appear on the left with numbers attached to them. Sum up these numbers
    and write your answer on the right screen. If correct, the enemy is destroyed.
    If you take too long, you lose one of three HP. Try to win before losing all
    three HP. Try to get at least 100 points your first try.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Sample Problems  **M333**
    (Normal) On the left is a set of numbers. On the right is their sum.
    6
         7                             Answer: 13
    
    4      6
     4  8 3                            Answer: 25
    
     7   4  3
    3  3  6                            Answer: 26
    
    (Battle) Same as before.
    
    (6)
    (8)                                Answer: 14
    
    (5)(2)
      (3)                              Answer: 10
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     IV- By The Numbers  **M34**
      1- Basic Rules  **M341**
    (Get 1 stamp)
    
    On the left, you'll see two conditions and a number. If the number matches
    either one, hit YES on the right screen. If the number doesn't match either
    of them, hit NO on the right screen.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Sample Problems  **M342**
    A) Multiple of 6
    B) Contains 4
    
    24                     YES
    12                     YES
    100                     NO
    14                     YES
    112                     NO
    33                      NO
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     V- Change Maker  **M35**
      1- Basic Rules  **M351**
    (Get 10 stamps)
    
    On the left screen, you'll a dollar amount as a digital number. Below it, you
    will some bills, which total to be larger than the digital number. You have to
    figure the difference between the two numbers, and on the right screen, pick
    the bills and coins that make that EXACT amount.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Sample Problems  **M352**
    I will show you the cost (digital number), the bills given, the difference,
    and one possible coin solution for each problem.
    
    COST       : $8.00
    BILLS      : $10.00
    DIFFERENCE : $2.00
    COINS/BILLS: two $1 bills
    
    COST       : $8.75
    BILLS      : $10.00
    DIFFERENCE : $1.25
    COINS/BILLS: one $1 bill, one quarter
    
    COST       : $8.46
    BILLS      : $9.00
    DIFFERENCE : $0.54
    COINS/BILLS: two quarters, four pennies
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     VI- Triangle Math  **M36**
      1- Basic Rules  **M361**
    (Get 20 stamps)
    
    During this mode, you see three numbers at the top of a triangle. Between two
    numbers, you'll see a + or -. That means you have to add (+) or subtract (-)
    the numbers that have this symbol between them. Afterwards, you'll have one
    more +/- to do to get your answer.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **M362**
    (Get 28 stamps)
    
    Same as normal mode, but you start with four numbers, not three.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Sample Problems  **M363**
    (Normal) Below are some problems you may see, and to their right is the correct
    answer.
    
    6 2 1
     + +
     O O
      +
     [ ]                 Answer: 11
    
    2 4 3                (2 - 4 = -2)
     - +
     O O                 (7 + (-2) = 7 - 2 = 5)
      +
     [ ]                 Answer: 3
    
    3 4 5
     - -
     O O
      +
    -[ ]                 Answer: -2 (don't write the -)
    
    (Hard) Below are some problems you may see, and to their right is the correct
    answer.
    
    1 2 5 1
     + + +
     O O O
      + +
      O O
       +
      [ ]                Answer: 23
    
    3 7 6 3
     + - +
     O O O
      - +
      O O
       +
      [ ]                Answer: 28
    
    3 4 3 2
     - - -
     O O O
      + +
      O O
       -
     -[ ]                Answer: -2 (don't write the -)
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     VII- Multi Tasker  **M37**
      1- Basic Rules  **M371**
    (Get 25 stamps)
    
    During this, you'll some people in a house. Some may leave and enter. But you
    also have to solve some problems. Write math calculations' answers on the
    right screen WHILE keeping track of how many people are in the house.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Hard Mode  **M372**
    (Get 30 stamps)
    
    I see no difference between the two, except that this mode goes faster.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Sample Problems  **M373**
    I will say the number of people, and then make the problems. As the answers
    come up, people will go in/out. Keep track of this. Only one example.
    
    AT START: 3 people.
    
    7 x 7 = 49 (One person leaves)
    4 + 4 =  8 (Two people leave)
    1 + 2 =  3 (Nothing)
    3 - 3 =  0 (Five people enter)
    3 x 0 =  0 (Four people leave, three enter)
    
    There are 4 people in the house.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     VIII- Virus Buster  **M38**
    (Get 12 stamps)
    (Receive a stamp for the day)
    
    This is just like Dr. Mario. You take the pills and line up the appropiate
    colors with the corresponding viruses. If there is a line of four of the same
    color vertically (up & down) and/or horizontal (left & right) then the pill
    pieces and viruses (if any) disappear. Destroy all of the viruses to complete
    that level.
    
    4. Themes****************************************M4**************************
     I- Acting  **M41**
    In this theme, you use the DSi Camera to take picture of your face of how you
    would act in various situations.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Drawing  **M42**
    Using the stylus, draw a picture of what is described on the left side.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     III- Talking  **M43**
    Using the Mic, talk into and say, with feeling, what you are told to say. Try
    to say it as if it is really happening.
    
    5. Brain Age Check****************************************M5*****************
     I- Basics  **M51**
    You will take three tests. Depending on how fast and accurately you finish
    these tests, you may get a good or bad Brain Age score. Doing this will also
    give you a stamp for the day, if you have not gotten one yet. The scores are
    only saved ONCE per day. From 12:00.00 AM to 11:59.59 PM is the time range for
    a Brain Age check.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     II- Tests  **M52**
      1- Speed Counting  **M521**
    During this, count from 1 to 120 as fast you freaking can. Pronounce each sound
    distinctly. Aim to do this in less than two minutes, thirty seconds.
    
    =============================================================================
      2- Number Cruncher  **M522**
    On the left, you see some numbers or varying numbers, colors, and animations.
    Above them, you see something to count. For example, the yellow numbers or the
    pulsing numbers. Write the answer on the left side.
    
    =============================================================================
      3- Serial Subtraction  **M523**
    On the left, you see a number. Above it, you see that you have to keep
    subtracting this number from that number. For example, if you have 85 and have
    to keep subtracting 7 from it, the answers, in order, would be
    
    85
    78
    71
    64
    57
    50
    43
    36
    29
    22
    15
     8
     1
    
    Just keep subtracting until another subtraction would take you into the below
    zero/negative numbers.
    
    =============================================================================
      4- Math Recall  **M524**
    At the start, you see a number. Then, it is marked out and another number and
    operation symbol comes up. Complete the answer. As you do, the unmarked number
    becomes marked over. Another operation and number comes up. This cycle will
    continue until you have answered all of the problems.
    
    =============================================================================
      5- Number Memory  **M525**
    You get two minutes to remember as many numbers and their locations as you
    possible can. After that, you tap a box and put the appropriate number in it
    by writing it. You get, I think, two or three minutes.
    
    =============================================================================
      6- High Number  **M526**
    All you must do is tap the highest number of the set. As you go, numbers get
    closer together and may move. You will not (seemingly) get penalized for
    picking the wrong number, but you do have to do that set again.
    
    6. Other Options****************************************M6*******************
    Create Souvenir Photo
    Makes a picture of everyone and their Brain Age scores that were taken most
    recently.
    
    Graph
    Check the graph and your progress in each Training program and Brain Age.
    
    Top 3
    See your top three scores in each Training program or Brain Age Check game.
    
    Theme Album
    See what everyone has done in each theme.
    
    Compare Brain Age
    Ryuta Kawashima - "Zzzzzzzzz..."
    
    Slideshow (Complete 3 themes)
    See all of the drawing themes as a slideshow.
    
    Tips (Get 7 stamps)
    See all of the tips Ryuta has given you.
    
    Retake Portrait
    Re-take your profile photo.
    
    Redo Signature
    Rewrite your profile signature.
    
    Stamp Design (Get 3 stamps)
    Create your own stamp.
    
    Change Pen Tip (Get 17 stamps)
    Make the pen tip a brush-like, pen-like, or let it change depending on the
    game.
    
    Comment Settings (Get 15 stamps)
    Change how much Ryuta talks.
    
    Change Reading Font Size
    Change how big the font is.
    
    Chabnge Handedness
    Do write with your left or right hand?
    
    Delete My Data
    Obvious.
    
    Delete Guest Data
    Again, obvious.
    
    Delete All Data
    AGAIN, obvious.
    
    (three people)
    Credits.
    
    7. Unlockables****************************************M7*********************
    *thanks to georgethecow4*
    
    Battle Mode for Sum Totaled Minigame - Get 5 Stamps 
    By the Numbers Minigame              - Get 1 Stamp 
    Calculations X 100 Hard Mode         - Get 23 Stamps 
    Challenge Mode                       - Get a Brain Age Score of 20
    Change Maker Minigame                - Get 10 Stamps 
    Change Pin Tip Mode                  - Get 17 Stamps 
    Comment Settings                     - Get 15 Stamps 
    Multi Tasker Hard Mode               - Get 30 Stamps 
    Multi Tasker Minigame                - Get 25 Stamps 
    Slideshow Mode                       - Complete any 3 Themes 
    Stamp Design Mode                    - Get 3 Stamps 
    Tips Mode                            - Get 7 Stamps 
    Triangle Math Hard Mode              - Get 28 Stamps 
    Triangle Minigame                    - Get 20 Stamps 
    Virus Buster Minigame                - Get 12 Stamps 
    
    8. Cheating****************************************M8************************
    -Speed Counting
    Just rapidly tap DONE. Should work in 15 sec.
    
    -General
    Use a calculator. Press fast!
    
    9. Version History****************************************M9*****************
    Final - Done.  4/18/2010
          - Changed intro ASCII and Legal.  9/28/2011
    
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