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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Math Rider math facts game review

   The land of Ray is a wonderful place where you can find magical flowers, return gems to the elves and even rescue a princess all while reinforcing and learning math skills!  Math Rider has created this ingenious math facts game!  I was thrilled when I was asked to review it and the timing could not have been better.  I was out of ideas for learning multiplication facts with my daughter and was ready to get the flash cards out again.  Boo hiss!  While reviewing addition, subtraction and/or multiplication and division your child encounters a story in Math Rider that involves them in a quest.  Riding their horse, Shadow, through the Enchanted Forest, Dragon Realm, Elven Lands and more they jump (and solve) hurdles of math facts.  The math facts are repeated (and solved for you if you answer incorrectly or too slowly) to reinforce them and help your child to learn.  WAY better than flash cards.  Yes, ma'am!  From Math Rider's website: "Each operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) contains four quests, ranging from easy to master."  My daughter and I had tried everything to learn multiplication and this was the one thing that truly engaged her and made her *want* to learn.  She wanted to complete her quests and this made me one happy Mom!

Math Rider's graphics are lovely and the narrator of the story has the most charming voice!

       The top of the screen keeps track of the time and points earned.  There is also a screen with a map that shows how far you have gone on your quest and how much further you need to go for completion.  My daughter loved being able to see how far she progressed.  Parents will appreciate an additional page that shows facts mastered and facts that need to be worked on by your child (shown below).

   Math Rider sells for $37 here and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.  

    I really am sold on Math Rider.  It takes something as monotonous as math facts and turns it into a great adventure!

Click here to see what other members of TOS think about Math Rider.

*I was given a free trial of Math Rider in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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