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Tech Off: King of Math vs. Mathmateer

TECH OFF: KING OF MATH VS. MATHMATEER Which iOS math app is better? KING OF MATH MATHMATEER (Formerly known as Rock Math) Players climb the medieval social ladder from farmer to king by completing 10 levels of multiple-choice math problems Players can earn money to design and build a rocket ship and launch it into space through 56 different math missions editors gathered the facts and then scored the math apps to find a winner With this app, math really is Scores, stars, and achievements are given based on time and rocket science - but a lot more accuracy entertaining DEVELOPER Oddrobo Software AB Dan Russell-Pinson Free version: math missions include numbers, telling time, U.S. money, 3-D shapes, and arithmetic FEATURES Free version: addition, subtraction, and mixed problem sets Additional on the full version: multiplication, division, arithmetic, geometry, fractions, powers, statistics, equations, mixed 2 problem sets Additional on the full version: patterns, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, and ability to control rockets by turning mobile device PRICE $$$ $0.99 for full version $0.99 for full version COMPATIBILITY iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, i0S, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire Android RATINGS & Top downloaded free iPad app in Japan Featured in The New York Times REVIEWS Week of April 9, 2012 One of "16 Cool iPad Math Apps (That Your Child Might Actually Love!)" One of the "10 Great iOS Apps for Education" -Teaching News - Maths Insider "Great app," "Helpful app," "Fun & addictive" "Helpful app," "Kids love it," "Great app" - "An addicting math game for older children and adults! It will "1... caught myself getting sucked in. That should tell you something because math is just about the last thing that I would have you sharpening up your mental math skills without you even realizing it." choose to lose myself in." The iPhoneMom - The iPhoneMom 4.5/5 overall rating (full version, April 2013) 4.5/5 overall rating (full version, April 2013) -iTunes -ITunes 28,000 estimated downloads in Feb. 2013 (free + full versions) POPULARITY 10,000 estimated downloads in Feb. 2013 (free + full versions) 0000000000 TECHSCHOOL.COM'S SCORE CARD* GRAPHICS/ 3/5 **** 4/5 **** INTERFACE Not as eye-catching as Mathmateer Engaging interface, colorful graphics Rocket can take some time reacting to the turn of the phone 4.5/5 ***** 2/5 CHALLENGE LEVEL Requires critical thinking Can become a memory game at times ACCESSIBILITY 3.5/5 **** 2/5 Free version is great for kids and teens alike Free version is mostly just for kids Can take a lot of clicking to figure out all the features Delayed directions create learning curve 4.5/5 ***** 4/5 FUN FACTOR Level-up system and leaderboard support helps motivate Earning medals and rocket upgrades entices players to learn Fun to control rockets by turning the device Time-based scoring adds tension |4/5 OUR WINNER! |3/5 OVERALL SCORE *These reviews are based on the free version of each app for the iPhone 5. Created for © QuinStreet, Inc., 2013 Upgrade your education SOURCES *10 Great iDS Appe for Education," Teaching News. March 19, 2012. Mathmateer, XYO, http:/ King of Math. XYO, King of Math: Full Game, XYO, 16 Cool Pad Math Apps (That Your Child May Actually Lovell. Maths Insider, Top Pad apps: The Lorax HD, Ice Age: Vilage." Yahan News, April 16, 2012, http:/news. yahoo com/top-ipad-apps-lorax hd-ice age-village 134337811.html King of Math Free, iTunes, https:/ King of Math: Full ersion, iTunes, Mathmateer Free, iTunes, https://itunes. Mathmateer, ITunes, htlps:/ King of Math. The iPhoneMom, April 11, 2012 Rocket Math, The iPhoneMom, December 13, 2010. http:/ "Math Drills Via the Smartphone," The New York Times. Bob Tedeschi. Oct. 12, 2011,

Tech Off: King of Math vs. Mathmateer

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