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▸ Editor's Choice Award! - Children's Technology Review
Math can be fun! Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Mathmateer®!
While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.
56 DIFFERENT MATH MISSIONS:
▸ Numbers / Fractions / Decimals
▸ Telling Time
▸ U.S. Money
▸ Shapes (2D and 3D)
▸ Square Roots
...and many more!
▸ 56 fun math missions that are different every time
▸ Over 90 colorful rocket parts
▸ Lively sound effects and music
▸ Fun arithmetic game with 3 difficulty levels
▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app
▸ Choose from over 15 space-themed avatars
▸ Create up to five player profiles
▸ Rocket simulator is powered by a realistic physics engine
▸ Adjust music and sound settings
▸ Provides hours and hours of learning fun!
Mathmateer® is an educational app for all ages that's actually FUN to play!
- Does not contain ads.
- Does not contain in-app purchases.
- Does not contain integration with social networks.
- Does not use analytics / data collection tools.
- Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes.
Added 64-bit support.
Ratings and Reviews
I'm a third grade teacher and had my students use this app (along with the many other awesome Dan Russel-Pinson apps) to extend their learning in math. I love how you can have students practice their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts, and can even do the extended 2 by 2 facts while writing on the pad to help you figure problems out! I also love the ability to choose different "missions" to practice different areas of math varying in level of difficulty.
The only thing that could make this better has to do with how students are able to solve the different missions when their rocket is in space and they need to click on the different stars for correct answers. I have noticed several students just quickly tapping every number, shape etc. in sight rather than carefully clicking the correct answers. I thought when they clicked wrong answers their rocket would descend more quickly than when you answer only correctly, however when I tried it I was able to get a gold medal on counting by 10s even though I clicked every star in sight. So the one thing that would make this app perfect is to make the rocket descend back to earth more quickly whenever a student clicks a wrong answer, and maybe after three wrong answers descend to earth until the next launch.
This application seems like it would be enjoyable for students and young kids. It would be appropriate to use at home. However, it is inconsistent and does not always work. The rocket that is supposed to launch sometimes fails to do so. In addition, it focuses mainly on factual information as opposed to mathematical skills. Young students might simply click on as many stars as possible as opposed to clicking on the right stars since there is no consequence for wrong answers. This way, they are not learning, they are just playing. I would not recommend it for teachers for classroom use. I would not recommend it otherwise because it is spotty and doesn’t always work.
Also having issues
I see the awesome potential in this, and reading the reviews from many years ago it looks awesome. But what happened? Did they stop supporting it? There are no math problems when you launch the rocket, it just goes up and then crashes. ??!! Please respond.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.