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Mathmateer: Interesting game. Slightly confusing rocket-building but cool idea.

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Interesting game. Slightly confusing rocket-building but cool idea.
When creating your rocket, don't forget to add an engine (listed as rockets in the parts list). Need to go higher, just add more boosters. Keep the thrust cranked up, to go high. Not sure why you would want to reduce thrust. And make sure you really want your selected part because when you select it, it's immediately purchased. This game needs a "preview" mode so you can play with rocket designs, before you pay.
thespaciousmind on Dec 4, 2010 for Mathmateer
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Rocket Math Rocks
We played this as a family, all creating our own rockets, tonight after family dinner. It was literally a 'blast'. The kids had to do math facts to earn money to buy parts for their rocket. They were WAY motivated. Earning money for math problems = kids wanting to do lots of math problems. Graphics, sound, UI (for a 7yo) all pulled together very well. I had to do more assistance with the 5yo, but once she caught on it was no problem. Big hit, I see this as a great way to practice math facts and get the whole family in on the game.
keepsmesmiling on Dec 3, 2010 for Mathmateer
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Incredible app for a great price!,,
I love this developer (Stack the States fame)! This game has so many facets to it. The kids stay engaged in the challenge of constantly building a better rocket, which takes skill all on it's own, but also requires money. So they practice math to earn more money to build better rockets. I love that you can choose the various math challenges--from counting by ones or twos or fives, or money, or backwards, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or even square roots. There's something for preschoolers up to middle schoolers....all 6 of my kids love this app! You won't be disappointed! What an incredible value!!! Can't wait to see what this developer comes out with next!
MelissaHomeschoolMom on Dec 3, 2010 for Mathmateer
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Superb depth and breadth!
My 6 year old has been playing an advance copy of this app for about a month, and it's been stretching her math skills ever since. She's constantly asking to play "Rocket Math"--which for a child who claims to "hate math" is nothing short of miraculous! The game consists of 3 stages: 1. Earn "money" by playing an arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) quiz game: The game has different difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard), so that it can easily adjust to your child's growing abilities. The graphics are on the quiz are fun, too, and my daughter loves to see the rockets fly every time she answers correctly! 2. Spend the "money" to buy rocket parts and build a rocket: There are lots of rocket bodies, accessories and decorations to choose from, and I was very glad to see that there are a number that are girl-oriented (pink and purple rockets and accessories, flower decorations, etc.), in addition to the more traditional (read: boy-oriented) ones. A very fun activity! 3. Launch the rocket and complete math missions: Hands down, this is the best part of the app. The kids launch their rocket into outer space and tap on the objects (shapes, numbers, U.S. coins, patterns, etc.) related to a given math mission. The graphics are awesome, and the gameplay is exciting and educational. I can't believe that there are 50+ missions here--this could be an app in and of itself! The missions are sortable by type and difficulty, so it's easy to find the ones that you want. Also, you can earn "medals" for getting a certain number correct, so it's motivating for the kids to try to better their previous scores, which makes for a tremendous amount of replay value. I'm so impressed with the depth and breadth of this game and know that my daughter will be playing it for years to come!
GraceLilacWine on Dec 2, 2010 for Mathmateer
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