SMART Adventures Mission Math 1: Sabotage at the Space Station
by: Kata Enterprises, Inc. • 25
We here at AppsZoom love edu-apps, edu-games or whatever related to teach kids and help them to understand both how modern tech works and to tackle concepts they have or will have to learn in school. Mission Math fulfills these two topics at once, and at the same time it's a wonderful adventure your daughter, your niece and her little friends will enjoy.
Everything around this app is awesome, to the point at which you would like to be a child to enjoy it as they will. Inspired by interactive cartoons like Dora the Explorer, but with a heavy educational backing behind, she will overtake a space adventure in where she will need to solve many Math and Science problems to unfold the compelling story. Graphics are as good as any TV show, and problems are not that easy yet rewarding. Players get feedback on what they do, and the game isn't afraid of pulling out complex tech and scientific concepts, always presented in an interesting and challenging way. Younger girls may ask for an adult's help at the beginning, but they'll quickly learn to manage on their own.
We only rebuke two things: although we praise the girl-oriented nature of this app (main character is a customizable girl and the overall girlie atmosphere may discourage boys to play), it would be easy to add a few changes to fit both genres (if Mass Effect could do that, everyone can). Likewise, it's only available for iPad so far, not iPhone or Android and there isn't any demo version on market so you will have to trust us it's worth the price.
Suited and absolutely recommended for girls 9 and up (fourth graders). Daddy, let's this not leave this room but, if you ever dreamed of your little girl to become an astronaut, scientist or be tech-savvy, this is a great, serious first step to encourage her. By the way, we'd love to see more "missions" taking on Life Sciences or Language. because this world needs a bit of everything.
Update: this game has also been ported to Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese, which is great because not only allows speakers of these languages to play, but also improve their skill in other languages: many Dutch and German children are quite fluent in English, as many Portuguese kids know Spanish as well.
by Peter , Appszoom
May 27, 2014