App review by Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Step-by-step solutions help kids master math, for a price.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 96 reviews

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age 11+

Mathspace is a very bad software and is not working for anyone.

My son Jonathan had been experiencing some troubles in mathspace. Mathspace is telling him that he is wrong due to tiny mistakes and is lowering is self-confidence. Although Mathspace allows teachers to assign kids work, the freedom and level of math that Jonathan needs is not included in Mathspace. Mathspace needs to have some individualised learning in order for kids to better learn and communicate their math knowledge
5 people found this helpful.
age 9+

Do not use as part of your curriculum. Terribly flawed.

My college courses use this as part of their curriculum. I will be putting in a request to my schools Math department to beg them to drop this system. Questions expect incredibly specific responses and immediately penalize you for an unaccepted answer. The questions are worded so badly that even grown adults have trouble with it and in some cases there are questions that expect an incorrect answer. I can't imagine a younger child having to navigate this program. If you are an administrator or faculty considering this program for your students please look elsewhere if you hope to save your students unnecessary frustration and better spent instruction and practice time, speaking for myself a better program would be Mathxl by pearson, which I've found to be a lot more intuitive in it's practice and instruction.
3 people found this helpful.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Math: algebra, arithmetic, division, equations, fractions, functions, geometry, graphing, measurement, probability, ratio
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($100/year)
  • Release date: August 3, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Mathspace Pty Ltd
  • Version: 2.6.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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