Math Mate

Educational Value:
Fun Factor:
Skills:Subtraction, Addition, Multiplication, Division

What we like best:

This new take on math drills reinforces number properties without threatening kids with boredom.

What you should know:

Tight time trials may put added pressure on struggling math students.
Full Review:

On your mark, get set … math! Tired number drills get the boot with Math Mate, an app that breathes fresh air into solving math equations. Instead of entering the answer to each equation, kids must have to look at a solved equation, and choose whether the answer provided is right or wrong.

This mental math may sound simple, but there’s a twist—only speedy answers will beat the clock! Little learners are challenged to answer 20 questions in 20 seconds, meaning they’ll need a firm grasp on their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts in this race to first place. To begin, players must choose a mix of different kinds of problems they’ll tackle in the settings menu. Once kids finish a drill, they can replay to try and beat their score or post their points to the app’s leader board. Multiplayer settings foster a friendly competition between friends or classmates—without the requirement of logging into a social site or exchanging any personal information.

This fresh approach to math problems helps kids memorize their math facts in a way that’s much more fun and engaging than flash cards. Every child—from reluctant math students to future matheletes—will improve their mental math skills with this fast-paced app.

Teacher Features:
The app allows all students to share and compare their scores after each level without sharing personal information.
Reviewed 2013-01-23 on Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 by Meg Butler

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