A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can practice their math facts, including multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions, and shapes.
Ease of Play
The math drills are straightforward, but kids can't edit answers. The flying game has frustrating controls and starts out at a high difficulty.
Violence & Scariness
The game portion has a fox in a space suit with a jet pack. If he hits anything (and he will), he explodes.
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Is It Any Good?
This app provides solid math drills, but the lack of editing and a potentially frustrating "reward" game make it less appealing. The screen in Math Ace 3rd Grade is uncluttered and allows kids to simply focus on finding the right answers, and the timer is unobtrusive. Kids who want to push themselves to earn better scores and more upgrades can do so, while kids who are moving a bit more slowly can simply ignore the countdown. Some kids may be frustrated by the fact that they can't edit their answers before entering them, especially if typing is difficult for them. There's some annoying music playing in the background, but it can easily be muted. Unfortunately, the game portion -- which ideally would be combined with the math itself -- is potentially frustrating. From the very first moment, the sky is littered with obstacles, and it's not at all easy to avoid them using your finger to drift the jet pack back and forth. While some kids will enjoy it, some will be completely turned off by the mechanics and the difficulty. So while it's a good choice for just drilling math facts, the game element is disconnected and disappointing.
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