Ultimate Maths Invaders v2
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Rebuild the old Maths Skills and have fun while you're at it!!
Rapid fire Tables and Number Facts
Use rapid-fire tables and number facts to defend the planet from waves of invading maths problems! Get started straight out of the box, or take advantage of the powerful diagnostic and reporting capabilities to zero in on your child’s learning needs.
• Compelling Rapid-Fire maths – 100s of questions in minutes
• Monitor progress at a glance or drill down to detailed printable reports
• Simple, kid-friendly animated interface that enhances self-directed learning
Ultimate Maths Invaders is fun, flexible and focused on quickly and painlessly developing automatic recall of essential maths facts from times tables to square roots and beyond!
• Correlated to the curriculum of your child’s school. For details go to www.edalive.com
• The huge selection of topics and levels helps the struggler and dares the genius!
• Focus on areas needing attention or extension
Levels and maths skills covered include:
• Lower Primary activities:
counting & numeration, addition, subtraction
• Middle Primary activities:
numeration (place value), addition, subtraction, tables (multiplication facts) multiplication extension, division, fractions, squares, square roots, decimals
• Upper Primary/Lower Secondary activities:
numeration, addition, subtraction, tables, multiplication & division, fractions, decimals, percentages, powers, squares & square roots, directed numbers
Customisable for individual players
• Set the ability level and individually enabling or disabling different maths categories
• Powerful administration features that can track the results of up to 10 users
• Display, export and print detailed user statistics
• Create and allocate different content settings for each user
• Carefully crafted learning sequence builds mathematical knowledge
• Early number skills right through to advanced high school concepts
• Multiple gameplay options suitable for any gamer, whether novice or arcade addict!
• Exciting gameplay: quirky Invader behaviour, increasing speed
• A different space environment with each new level
• Challenge Level settings for each stage enable students to measure themselves
• “At a glance” reporting allows players to easily view their overall progress
• Maintains detailed historical records for each child
• Allows comprehensive reporting on kids’ progress and analysis of errors
• Focus on individual learning needs for extension and revision
• Generate, print and save progress reports with user statistics in PDF format
• Swiftly identify strengths and weaknesses with the visual snapshot of each user’s results
• Use the historical bar chart to quickly to see how each child is progressing
• View the last 10 questions answered correctly and incorrectly
• Simple, kid-friendly animated interface that enhances self-directed learning.
• BESSIE Award Winner – Best Early Elementary Math Software
• EDDIE Award Winner – Best Upper Elementary Math Software
• CODiE Awards Finalist – Best Elementary Education Instructional Solution: Mathematics
• National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
• CLRN criteria met
“Reminiscent of the old Space* arcade game, this software provides a fun way to reinforce maths skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and more, for students from kindergarten to high school, all tailored to the Australian curriculum. Players solve increasingly difficult equations as they fall from the top of the screen before they hit the bottom. Quick mental calculations require a lot of rote training to master, but by incorporating that repetitious learning into a game such as this makes good sense. It’s well worth the purchase price as it can grow as a child’s maths proficiency increases, or cater for a range of children in the family. Parents can view detailed progress reports to identify areas of weakness. 85%”
-PCUser, September 2011
Decent, but gets old quick
Unlike the other reviewer, I had no issues downloading and installing from the Apps store. I didn't have to contact customer service, so I can't comment on the developer's support of this app.
This is just the Space Invaders concept but with math. Various problems descend upon you, which you shoot by typing the answers. While it can help increase you mental calculation speeds, it is basically just drilling math. The game play gets old pretty quickly and, after a while, it your just doing match drills. Increasingly, there are games that ofter fun, engaging game play while making you practice your math skills. Games that are basically math drills with a shiny interface just don't cut it any more.
That said, sometime you do need to just practice math drills to burn the basics in your head. If you or your child are trying to memorize your multiplication tables, this game will be more motivating than flash cards. On that basis I might recommend the game. Unfortunately, it is way overprices for what it offers. If you compare the price and quality of a game like DragonBox to this, you'll see what I mean. If you have cash to spare, this is an okay game for occasional math drills. But if you have limited budget, there are far better math games for this price or a much lower price.
Drilling, not worth $40
I saw that this app was free today and it's a great tool for doing flash-card-like memorization. I expected the game play to change throughout, but it's pretty much just about speed and memorization. I am sure my son will prefer this to flash cards, but once he has the material memorized he'll never play it again. $40 is a lot for such simple game play. The graphics are acceptable for an education game and should run on just about every Mac out there currently supportng the App store.
Advice to the developers: Introduce random events and mini-games. A goal system at various points levels not only encourages repeat play value, but keeps kids happy while they learn. I can remember some very early computer games related to math and spelling and while very rudimentary they were still fun to return to even years after I no longer needed them because of the mini-games (less educational, more about fun) and random events. The last piece of advice I'd give is to make an obvious setting for going into windowed mode. Full screen gaming is not always appropriate, especially if one wants to view the clock on screen or have easy access to switch between iTunes and the game or other applications.
Being that I am not experiencing any problems with this app - it's stable (no crashes), and does what it is supposed to do - I have to assume that the complaint this this app is, "grabage" has to do with that person's computer. This educational and useful app runs without a hitch on my 2011 Macbook Air. I've tested it for content and user-friendliness before I let my grandson use it, and have found it to be a good tool for him to further his math skills with.
The Five Stars are honest, and well-earned.
- Category: Education
- Released: Jun 07, 2011
- Version: 2.0.7
- Size: 52.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: EdAlive
- © 2011 Pathold No 167 Pty Ltd
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later