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
*** USA TODAY: 4 out of 4 Stars
“This interactive math adventure makes girls feel confident about being smart at math. If you have a tween daughter, download this app.”
*** Common Sense Media
“One of the more interesting aspects of the game is the integration of STEM topics into the problems. By using this app, kids can practice skills in key areas of elementary mathematics”
***Yahoo Tech: “Great Games That Will Make Your Kids Smarter”
***The Well Connected Mom:
“What I love about S.M.A.R.T. Adventures is that the learning exercises are a part of the storyline so it makes the story and the exercises more engaging”.
*** Awarded the Family Friendly Apps Seal of Approval
"S.M.A.R.T. Adventures Mission Math… Sabotage at the Space Station is one of the best examples of the power of apps for education: It's fun to play while being packed with awesome STEM education content."
*** AppsZoom - Rating: 9.1 AWESOME
"Everything around this app is awesome..."
*** Nerdy-But-Flirty - Score: A
"The game is explicitly aimed at young girls, which is especially cool to see in an app that is fostering STEM skills."
"My daughter played through the entire app, and immediately asked if we could get the next one..." - GeekDad
"This is definitely a great app that presents positive images and role models for girls!" - Super Mommy to the Rescue
A MATH ADVENTURE GAME FOR GIRLS AGES 9 AND UP
S.M.A.R.T. – the Science Math and Radical Technology Agency - needs your help! The space station has been sabotaged, and the astronauts are desperately trying to keep things working. They need you to use your math skills to repair the science labs and discover who sabotaged the space station. Everyone’s a suspect. Can you save the space station and solve the mystery? We’ve got problems to solve. Let’s go!
SAFE AND SECURE
This game is age-appropriate and presents positive images and role models for girls. There are no in-app purchases and no additional modules to purchase to finish the game. We will not spam you or sell your personal information.
HIGH EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS
Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station is designed for girls ages 9 and up and is calibrated to what most students learn by the end of fourth grade. The game consists of a set of mini-games focused on different skills, and each mini-game has three levels of difficulty that present different challenges to the player. Many girls may need an adult’s help while playing the more difficult levels at first. The more they play, the more they will master the skills needed to play the most challenging levels.
This game is based on standards including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Virginia Standards of Learning.
EMPOWERING PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT
A personalized interactive feature allows each player to become the star of her own adventure by creating a custom avatar that looks like her. The story-based adventure includes an exciting mystery to solve, which helps motivate players to keep playing while practicing math skills. Our game world offers diverse characters that present problems to players and help them work through assignments and challenges.
Players receive continuous feedback on progress, and each completed task leads to rewarding and amusing outcomes. The compelling storyline motivates players while introducing science and technology concepts in a light and fun way. The game features no timed activities so that players can freely explore without getting stuck on one task or level.
Imagine your child eager to tackle math concepts like basic arithmetic, fractions, decimals, bar graphs, place value, measurements of volume and mass, factors, multiples, angles, polygons and spatial rotation. Watch her solve problems relating to space travel, chemistry, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and more. Math practice has never been this much fun!