Mathopolis

Category: Maths

Ages: 7-11 11-14
Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

This firefighter themed app with colorful graphics and lively sound effects is a fun way for students ages five and older to practice computation skills. 

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Teacher Review

Students solve math questions to help put out the fires in one of the many Mathopolis buildings. Players can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division separately or together. Users can choose play or practice mode with three skill levels based on the number of seconds given to solve each equation or un-timed practice is also an option.
 
The math problem appears at the top of the screen and the students choose the correct answer which appears in the flames in each window of the burning building. If the answer is correct, water douses the fire in that window; if the incorrect answer is given, the window is broken or boarded up. Rather than an endless list of math facts to solve, students can focus on the specific facts that need the most practice (eg: 6,7,8 times tables). Positive feedback is given at the end of each round and the problems that were
missed can be viewed with the correct answers.
 
This app is perfect for independent practice or play to increase both math fact speed and accuracy. A great feature of this app is to choose the exact facts and operations to practice, making it useful for a wide age and ability range of students. For young students, who are just starting to master addition concepts, simple facts can be practiced such as adding 1's, 2's and 3's. Older students can work on speed in solving
multiplication and division problems. If a student is only having difficulty with certain multiplication facts, those can be the focus of the game. Many math apps on the market jump too quickly to the more difficult facts making them less useful with younger students or struggling learners with special needs. I find this app particularly helpful for my kindergarten students because I can select the difficulty level and facts they will practice. This ensures they will be more successful, which boosts their confidence as learners.
 
I also used Mathopolis with my twins in fourth grade to help them warm up for an approaching math test. I challenged my daughter to get two rounds with no mistakes before I let her move on to the app she was hoping to play. Another great feature is the feedback after each round, so that the learner and teacher can see the problems that were missed. The sound effects can also let the teacher know without looking if the student is solving most problems correctly or not. This is an inexpensive and practical app for any elementary or special education classroom as the skills span across the grades and varied ability levels. 

From the Developer

Mathopolis is an engaging firefighter themed game designed to teach the basic math facts and increase recall speed!

Answer your math facts correctly to put out the fires and save the buildings in Mathopolis.

Homeschoolroom.com says, "It may win the prize for the best educational app I’ve ever purchased."

This is a fun and fabulous way for children to learn math facts. Mathopolis will provide many hours of play and replay as children have fun saving the town.

The target audience for this app is elementary students learning their basic math facts (0’s -12’s for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) or anyone that wants to brush up on their math facts with a fun app.

Mathopolis is created by the developers of the best-selling math flashcard app, “Math Fact Master”!

OVERVIEW:

ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

NUMBER SETS 0’s – 12’s: This includes facts up to (12 + 12) for addition and up to (12 x 12) for multiplication.

PROFILES: Each player can set up his/her own profile to save scores and progress.

TWO MODES OF PLAY:
Choosing the “PLAY” option, you try to complete each level in a game format where a score is earned and you can win medals for completing the level.

7 Game Options: Addition, Subtraction, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Multiplication & Division, and All Operators

  • Each game has multiple levels that target specific number sets (0’s – 12’s) and culminates with a level that includes all number sets. (0’s are not included for Division since division by zero is undefined.)
  • Each level has 3 difficulty selections: Easy, Medium and Hard that correspond to the length of time given to answer the problems.
  • Scoring is based on the number of problems answered correctly and how quickly you answer the problems.
  • Different medals are awarded for completing a level with all problems answered correctly depending on the degree of difficulty.
  • TRAINING: Choosing the “TRAINING” option, you can choose to practice any combination of number sets and operators. You can also choose to work untimed if you prefer.
  • PARENTS/TEACHERS can easily gauge their student's progress by simply viewing the medals earned in the game.
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