Have you checked out MathRider yet? If you are looking for a fun game for your 6-12 year old to work on math mastery, you should definitely check out MathRider.
MathRider lets your child ride his or her horse, Shadow, on a “quest” through a short story solving math problems along the way. The maps are interesting and story is fun as well exemplifies positive values like family, caring and honesty.
The program rewards improvement and adjusts the speed of the problems to the child’s speed. The problems show at the bottom of the screen as the horse moves along the path. If the child gets the problem wrong, then the horse pauses while the correct answer is given. I liked this feature as the child hears and sees the right answer.
The child is rewarded for correct answers and the “quest” changes as the child moves through the maps on the journey. There is a great progress viewing screen to show what has been mastered and what needs to be worked on.
The parents can also tell the program where to start and what to work on at the beginning, which I liked. For instance, if you are working on multiplications facts, you can go straight to them and not go through the addition and subtraction facts. My daughter liked that she was no penalized for wrong answers.
You can play in practice mode instead of working through a “quest” if you prefer, which was good for additional practice. And you get practice points making it “advantageous” to practice.
I like that the program learns how the child is doing and then changes the speed and problem difficulty as the child becomes more confident and masters math facts.
Overall, we really liked MathRider and my daughter has enjoyed the opportunity to play a game that helps her work on her math facts. I like that it doesn’t really matter what math program you are using, you can use MathRider to work on the facts and the program works with you.
I really think that the program has helped my daughter become more confident and recall her math facts more quickly. I look forward to continuing to use the program as we work on more advanced math facts.
If you are interested in giving Mathrider a try, you can take advantage of the free 7-day trial. To purchase Math Rider, the cost is $47, which includes free software updates for life. This single license allows for up to 8 players. Each child creates their personal rider and then logs in to their own game environment. The game monitors each child’s progress.
Be sure to check out their website and give MathRider a try for yourself and see how much it helps with your child’s math fact mastery.
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