Parents' Guide to

Mystery Math Museum

By Brett Morrow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun math-practice app engages with several museum themes.

App iPad Paid Education
Mystery Math Museum Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

Mystery Math Museum is fun. Each museum has a different theme, and, within each museum, each room has a different theme. The complexity of the math increases with each level, and the different themes keep the game interesting. Every room is full of surprises. For example, many items in each room make funny sound effects when tapped.

One of the best features is that parents can customize the math covered in the game to select which operations and ranges of numbers will be covered. Questions frequently have more than one possible correct answer, which helps kids see different forms of equations that are equivalent to each other. The math covered in the game is good for practice and mastery, but the game doesn't provide any feedback or help if you answer a question incorrectly. In theory, a kid could answer the same question incorrectly an infinite number of times without receiving any support to learn how to answer it correctly. You do get three "lifelines" so you can skip a question, but that only advances you to the next room and doesn't help you find or understand a correct answer. Kids who struggle may do better with apps that offer more feedback.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math : arithmetic
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : problem solving, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 24, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: History
  • Publisher: Artgig Studio
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate