Do you know a child who could use a little extra math practice or mastery of math skills? MathRider is an educational game that is actually fun to play and teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As your child sets out on their adventure through the Land of Ray on a horse named Shadow they will conquer math skills by completing quests such as finding flowers, returning gems to the elves and rescuing the princess. The story is interesting and the digitally “matte painted backgrounds” are visually stunning and really elevate this game.
I was very impressed that MathRider utilizes “Game Intelligence” which allows the game to adapt to your child’s level and provides extra practice on a particular skill as necessary. If you child has mastered a skill then they can move on to the next quest but if they need extra practice it is incorporated into the game without using boring rote and repetitive drills. I also like that there is an overview map that details the mastery of the particular skill and as a parent this lets me know which areas my child needs extra assistance and is especially helpful in our home school lessons so I can adapt the curriculum.
I found that the game play controls were easy to use and it made for a less frustrating game experience than some other games that I have tried in the past. This is beneficial in that the child can focus on learning the actual math skills as opposed to complicated controls.
If you have several children you will definitely appreciate that multiple people can play MathRider (though it is not a head to head game).
Math can be overwhelming to some children (I was one of those children years ago and remember my frustration to this day). MathRider is an excellent resource to provide hands on practice playing a math game that is educational and a fun adventure too! MathRider uses solid math principles and incorporates it in a way that children will respond to when they feel confident as they solves problems and obtain rewards along the way. I wish that MathRider had been created when I was a young student but I am glad that this math program will be available to my three young children as they get a bit older.
MathRider has a 30 day money back guarantee (which I doubt anyone actually uses)….Purchase MathRider and get instant access for only $37.
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*