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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Math Rider - TOS Review


Looking for a way to help your child with his math facts? Our latest review product is for you. Math Rider is a math facts game that does just that.
 
What is Math Rider?
Math Rider is a downloadable interactive computer Math game that helps with mastering the 4 basic operation math facts: subtraction, addition, multiplication and division.

Math Rider is geared toward kids grade 2-6 (or ages 6-12). However, if your child can count and add he can benefit from it, and same goes with an older child that needs practice with math facts.

The way Math Rider works is that your child gets to ride a horse named Shadow through quests in a land called Mathland. The goal is to obtain 100% mastery in each operation. The way this is accomplished is by riding through a quest and answering Math facts questions along the way, as fast as possible and as accurately as possible. If you answer wrongly your horse slows down and you do not get points toward mastery. The more your answers are right, the faster your horse goes and the closer you get to mastery and therefore the reward.

You can have up to 8 children on one license.

Math Rider works on both Mac and Windows computers and uses Adobe Air runtime.

Price : $47 which include a lifetime free software update.

Our opinion:

My boys, grade 2/3 and grade 4/5 are doing well in math but still do not know their math facts very well (which I believe is a must for excellence in math). So, I was very glad to receive this product for review.  Every day they have a Math Rider session. Joho was very happy to complete the addition level achieving 100% mastery, and receive the title of "Master of Addition". Now they have even more motivation to work to mastery in the other operations knowing what the reward is ( hint: there is more than the title to look forward to).
What I like about Math Rider:
  • Great graphics
  • Independent work
  • Practices all 4 operations
  • Has some elements of competitiveness
  • Corrects every wrong answer right away and brings it back again and again to ensure assimilation of the right answer
  • Adapts to your child's level and works with him to bring him up to mastery
  • Fun, interactive and engaging
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Detailed visual charts and statistics showing improvements, progress and weaknesses


What my boys are saying:

Zach : "Math rider is fun, easy to use, and has interesting stories."
Joho: "Math Rider is great! It is fun and helps your math fact skills and challenges them."

If Math Rider appeals to you, you can try it for free for 7 days through their free full-featured trial available on their home page.

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