Parents' Guide to

Meteor Math

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Arcade game collides with math drills with mixed results.

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Especially for kids who like arcade-style collision games, METEOR MATH will likely be a fun way to practice basic math operations. The colorful screen and fast-paced drill is addictive and effective. It's great practice for kids to see there's more than one way to arrive at a number, whether adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

However, kids don't have to choose numbers in the correct order for subtraction or division -- so it's not clear whether a kid thinks 6 is 4-2 or 2-4, for example. It would be nice if there was a way to customize the starting point for students who are further along the path of math facts. Also, the high scores section is a bit confusing, and there's no way to turn off the sound, including the emergency horn honking that sounds as players reach the point of losing a "life" if they don't solve the problem.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: arithmetic, division, multiplication
  • Release date: September 22, 2011
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: Mindshapes
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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