Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Game Time Achievement Guide

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There are 30 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Win $1,000,000 in Homeroom mode (local game only)

    First select new game, then homeroom, and press to change the difficulty to easy, medium, or hard. The achievements can be gotten on any difficulty, so it doesn't matter which one you us. Once selected, press to join, to select your character, then when you are all set hit .

    If you have seen the TV show, the homeroom made is setup exactly like the TV show, however, if you have not seen it here is an overview on what to expect. You start out by customizing your character or picking one of the preset characters, however, it does not give you any type of advantage if you pick the male or the female.

    You will start off by choosing a 5th grader to help you with your first two questions. This is important as if you look at the bottom of the kids desk it will show their strongest subjects. The best strategy is to match them up with the categories on the game board. This will help you later on if you need them. However, REMEMBER, you only get the child for two questions then you have to pick a new one. You CANNOT pick the same child twice. The child's strengths seem to change per game, therefore, you have to keep an eye out on who is strong with what subjects. If you forget, you can always press before picking the category, and the child will repeat their strong subjects.

    Once you choose a category from the ten on the board, you will be asked a question. There is no timer, and all the questions are multiple choice. If you are not sure, you can go and look it up on Google if you are just going for the achievement. The ten questions will have two from each grade, so that means that there are two questions from the 1st grade, two from 2nd grade, two from 3rd grade, two from 4th grade, two from 5th grade. You can answer these in any order, but it is recommend to go for the 5th grade questions first, as they are the hardest. If you are not sure on the question here are you are given these three options.

    PEEK: This allows you to look at the students answer. Remember its not ALWAYS right, however, if you picked the child strength to match with the question then it is more likely to be right than a shot in the dark. You can decide to agree or disagree with the child.

    COPY: This is similar to peek, however, this time you HAVE to take the child's answer.

    SAVE: If you get the question wrong you have the opportunity to get saved. This feature will save you if the child you have picked has gotten the question right, but you have gotten it wrong.

    Everything listed here can only be used once per game. If you are unsure of the question and none of the cheats have helped, you can drop out by hitting back, this will allow you to keep your money. If you do not drop out and get the question wrong you will go home with either $0 or $25,000 depending on how far you have progressed.

    Once you get all ten questions correct you have two options:
    1. Walk away with 500,000(you will not get the achievement)
    2. Go for the million dollar question. You will get the achievement if you get this right. The difference between this question and the other questions is this question is a write in. You have to have the answer EXACTLY correct and spelled right or it will not count. If you are unsure of the exact spelling, consult Google to look up spellings or definitions of words. Once, you get this question right you will receive the achievement.

    Refer to this thread HERE for $1,000,000 Q&A's if you are stuck.
  • Play a perfect game in Homeroom (Win $1 Million with an A+ and no cheats)

    Follow the same strategy as Golden Apple, however, this mode requires that you get zero questions wrong and also do not use any cheats. The third requirement is one that can be a bit confusing. To get the A+ grade, if the extra credit option is checked you will get an Extra Credit question sometime randomly in the game. This question will usually be something such as put the numbers in order, or put something in alphabetical order. If you get this right it will boost your grade up to an A+, and you will receive the achievement for a perfect game as long as the other questions are answered correctly without cheats.
  • Correctly answer 5 questions in a row (Xbox LIVE only)

    See 50 Question Streak.
  • Correctly answer 15 questions in a row (Xbox LIVE only)

    See 50 Question Streak.
  • Correctly answer 25 questions in a row (Xbox LIVE only)

    See 50 Question Streak.
  • Correctly answer 50 questions in a row (Xbox LIVE only)

    This is best done in the "Spelling Showdown" mode. To get to this mode, select Xbox Live, Showdown, then change the options at the bottom so it is at spelling only. You will simply be asked what word is spelled correctly or what word is spelled incorrectly. You should be able to get 50 in a row here easily.
  • Earn a total of 25 points across all Extra Credit games played

    Extra Credit questions appear randomly throughout the game, and they consist usually of ordering a number or letter. You need to get 25 of these right throughout your history of games to get the achievement. You WILL NOT receive these unless "extra credit" is checked off in the game options. The fastest way to get them is to play home room and you usually get them after two or three questions. I also found if i flunked out the extra credit would appear after flunking about 50% of the time.
  • Answer 6,000 questions correctly

    Simple enough, just answer 6000 questions correctly. This counts across all game modes including Xbox Live. You can view your progress by selecting report card on the main menu.

    Turbo controller method: If you have a turbo controller, such as the Street Fighter IV controller, you can get this quite easily. Setup a Battle of the Wits Match on easy vs the cpu. Set the Controller to Turbo the A button, or if you don't have a turbo controller, put a piece of scotch tape on the A button. You will answer about 800 questions an hour right, and it will auto rematch as well.
  • Answer 1,000 questions correctly

    See Walking Encyclopedia.
  • $5,000,000 total winnings

    See Platinum Protractor.
  • $10,000,000 total winnings

    See Platinum Protractor.
  • $25,000,000 total winnings

    See Platinum Protractor.
  • $50,000,000 total winnings

    For this achievement, you will need to accumulate $50,000,000 in total winnings. This can be done by doing any of the offline game modes (Quick Play, Homeroom, Battle of Wits, Schoolroom Showdown, Three and Out). Xbox Live winnings do count towards this as well. There are a few methods to get fast money:

    1. Spelling Showdown on Easy. Setup a spelling showdown on easy. The winner of this will get over $200,000k if you get the most of the questions correct. Either play against the computer or on Xbox Live. The best part about Xbox Live is that all the participants keep all the money you make. Therefore, it is possible for all four players to get $200k or so in one boosting match.

    2. Homeroom on easy, however this is a little harder. Just answer all 10 questions in the homeroom mode correctly to win a million dollars. Use the strategy listed in Golden Apple, and after winning fifty times, the achievement is yours.

    3. Three and Out Method, which will be referred to as the TOM method in the rest of the guide. To set this, go onto Xbox Live or with a second controller offline. DO NOT PLAY AGAINST THE COMPUTER. The loophole in this mode is the only time you are penalized is for a wrong answer. You are not forced to answer any of the questions, so wait until you see a question you definitely know the answer to and answer it. Repeat this for all ten questions and you will have one million dollars. Repeat fifty times for the achievement.
  • Complete 12th grade

    To get this achievement, you must complete 12th grade, but you must first attain 32,000 career points across all of your games before you can even try. The way you obtain these points is by answering a number of questions correctly, or winning games offline or on Xbox Live. To view your progress, select report card from the main menu. There really is no set strategy for this, as it will unlock along the way when going for all the other achievements in the game.
  • $1,000,000 in Showdown spelling games

    A fairly simple achievement. From the main menu, select New Game, then School Room Showdown. From there, hit and change the subject to Spelling. You can also choose difficulty, so use whichever you want, as you can unlock this on any difficulty. You can then either play against the AI or another controller. It does not matter what you do here, because each player will get the chance to answer. The faster you answer the question, the more points you receive for a correct answer. The question in this category will simply ask you if a word is spelled right or not, so pay close attention to what they are asking. You can accumulate around $200k per game of fifteen questions, so it should only take about five games.
  • $1,000,000 in Showdown math games

    Another simple achievement. From the main menu, select new game, followed by School Room Showdown. From there hit the button, and change the subject to math, as well as choosing whatever difficulty you want like the Copper Worm achievement. You can then either play against the AI or another controller like Copper Worm, and answering questions faster yield more points. The questions in this category will simply ask you to do a simple math problem such as "50+750=?" or "700-100=?". Pay close attention to what they are asking, and the questions should be pretty easy. Some of them might be hard to do in your head, so don't be afraid to write it out if it helps. This can be somewhat harder than the spelling, because you only get 10 seconds to answer the question. However, the questions are multiple choice, so you can guess if you don't know. You can accumulate around $200k per game of fifteen questions, therefore about five games of this will get you the achievement.
  • Correctly answer one question from all categories

    Simply answer one question from each category in the game correctly. Homeroom is the easiest mode to get this, as it includes questions from every category. You can check your progress on the report card feature on the main menu, as it will tell you in the report card how many questions you got right and wrong from each category.
  • Correctly answer 100 Science questions (all variations)

    Homeroom is yet again the best mode to get this, due to it's large variety of questions. You can check your progress on the report card feature on the main menu. It will tell you in the report card how many questions you got right and wrong from each science category. The following categories all count as science: Animal Science, Astronomy, Earth Science, Life Sciences, Health, Physical Science, Space Science.
  • Correctly answer 100 History questions (all variations)

    Homeroom againis the best mode to get all your questions in, due to it's variety. You can check your progress on the report card feature on the main menu, and it will tell you in the report card how many questions you got right and wrong from each history category. The following categories count as history: U.S. History, World History.
  • Play 100 complete games (combined)

    This counts for offline and Xbox Live, so simply play 100 games. The fastest game mode is Battle of the Wits, as you can just continuously press the button. Even if you lose the game and miss every question, you will still get the achievement, so long as you finish each game.
  • Win $1,000,000 in Homeroom (Xbox LIVE only)

    See Golden Apple.

    The only difference is the achievement has to be done online, so you can use the same strategy outlined in the Golden Apple achievement description.
  • Win one Xbox LIVE game (any non-Homeroom mode)

    This can be done in any game mode, it doesn't matter. So long as you win one match, you will unlock the achievement.

    IT DOES NOT count as winning unless you come out with money. For example, if you and your opponent both finish a Battle of the Wits at $0 each, that is NOT a win.
  • Win an Xbox LIVE match consisting of 4 players (any mode)

    See Brass Bell.

    This achievement is the exact same as Brass Ball, however you need four people in the Live game when you win. Please check the Achievement Trading Thread for other people to boost this achievement with. You can find the Achievement Trading thread right HERE.
  • Win one game in each mode over Xbox LIVE

    See Brass Bell.

    You must win one match in each game mode. That means, you must win one match of Showdown, Homeroom, Battle of the Wits, and Three and Out.
  • Win 25 Xbox LIVE games (combined)

    You must win 25 games over Xbox live. It does not matter what game mode this done in, as every win you make across all the game modes count toward this achievement.
  • Win 50 Xbox LIVE games (combined)

    See Honor Society.
  • $1 million total winnings on Xbox LIVE

    See Superintendent.
  • $5 million total winnings on Xbox LIVE

    See Superintendent.
  • $10 million total winnings on Xbox LIVE

    See Superintendent.
  • $25 million total winnings on Xbox LIVE

    You will need to amass over $25 million across all of your Xbox LIVE games played. This can be done by going into Homeroom and winning the $1 million 25 times. However, if you are not good at Homeroom, then try playing the spelling mode. Spelling is very easy, so use the TOM method detailed in the Platinum Protractor achievement. It takes a while to grind out this much money, so be prepared to play at least six hours for the achievement. However, it is possible that you might be able to finish even quicker using the TOM method.

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