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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Math Rider

     Looking for an intelligent math game. A math game that your kids will want to play even after school hours.  Math Rider is a new and innovative math game that helps kids learn their number facts.


Product Details

  • Math Rider  The Intelligent Math Facts Game
  • Available as a download from Math
  • Price: On sale through February 14, 2012 for $37 on February 15, 2012 the price goes back to $47.
  • Free trial version available on Math


Features include:

  • All four math operations included, from easy to master levels.
  • Game Intelligence: the game learns what the rider knows and what they need to work on to customize the problems for each player.
  • Well thought out Feed back page. Shows at a glance what has been learned and what needs to be worked on.
  • Easy to use controls that adjust to your child’s speed.
  • Noble quests are completed riding Shadow, the horse, across fantastic lands .
  • Rewards built in throughout the game.


ClarkClan Thoughts

Ben:   Ben, who is 10, enjoyed Math Rider. He was very serious about the game. While he was playing, you could hear laughing and exclamations of “Yes” as he got things right. He enjoyed the story line of the Quests and considered it a challenge to go further on the map. Ben had no problems stopping and then picking up the quest the next time he played. He would begin by checking his progress and then his statistics page to see what percent he had mastered. Then he would start his ride.

Rebekah:  Rebekah did not enjoy Math Rider. After about 3 times of me telling her to play it, she told me she just did not like it. I sat with her to see if I could figure out why it was not working for her. Rebekah is a kid who likes a lot of action, this game did not necessarily provide that for her. As I questioned her, she said she got  frustrated trying to remember the problem she was on and knowing another one was coming up soon. (Matching the speed the problems are coming to the individual playing is an aspect of the game, but it never went  a speed with which Rebekah was comfortable.)  Rebekah also wanted to change quests each time she changed operations. Since she never got past the easy level, the quest did not change.  It was not a challenge to Rebekah to finish her ride, she just got bored.

Mom’s opinion:

  • Math Rider is a great concept and a well put together, well thought out game.
  • I liked that the game had “intelligence” it would slow down or speed up to match the players ability. I think this feature is important, even if it did not work so well for Rebekah.
  • The ability to practice all mathematical operations in one game, with  differing levels, was nice.
  • The statistics screen was easy to read and gave the stats in 3 different formats which made it easy to understand.
  • Multiple users are supported with this game. Each child gets their own log in.
  • To make sure the game is compatible with your child, I recommend trying the free trial before buying.

Don’t forget to hop on over and check out the TOS Crew Blog and read what my Crew Mates had to say about Math Rider.

As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of TOS Homeschool Crew I received a trial of Math Rider for free, in exchange for my honest review of their product

1 comment:

Vickie said...

We didn't review this this year but we did last year. Charlie didn't like it because it was "too girlie". Glad to see that Ben liked it. I didn't really find it girlie. The 3 little girls loved it. We ended up purchasing it since they really liked it.