Parents' Guide to

Mathmateer

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Practice math skills and launch a rocket ship into space.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

I want to give it 5 stars!!

I really like the app and our boys like this way to practice math. It is way too easy to reset!!! At our school Rocket math is assigned in 1st grade. When our oldest was In 1st they were told, "don't go into the parent zone and touch reset". This sends them back to the beginning with no way to get their hard work back. He did it at level V. Today one of our twins did the same thing from level Y back to the beginning. What 6 year old doesn't push buttons he shouldn't especially one that looks like a bright red bomb?! For Pete's sake make it a passcode!!
age 9+

Awesome Feedback

Definitely good for kids. I used it last year with my 5th graders, and they were fighting for it! Everybody should try to use it, kids experiment with many kinds of equipment to see which can make their point-earning rocket blast off to a higher altitude.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Mathmateer is a unique game with a variety of math concepts and skills to learn and some creative elements to play with. The many difficulty levels and topics make this app useful for a wide age range. Since there are medals and in-game money to earn, and a variety of rockets to build, this app can be played and replayed, providing a different experience each time. The interface is very attractive and futuristic. Before enjoying the game play and rocket building, however, learning how to use the app presents a challenge. There's no introduction explaining how the game works, so a bit of trial and error is required.

The general idea is to solve four types of arithmetic problems to earn money to build a rocket. The rocket must be designed to actually fly. One rocket booster asymmetrically placed, or an underpowered rocket, for example, won't launch the rocket into space, and the mission can't be performed. There are plenty of cosmetic and quirky options for rockets, including an English phone booth for a rocket body and a smiley face for a decoration. When a rocket is well designed, it can be launched into space to complete one of many math missions.

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