awesome rocket simulation whilst learning maths | iPad app
Well, we got to say this is some kind of awesome app: Rocket Math combines useful basic arithmetic exercises (Addition, Subtraction, division and Multiplication) with a rocket construction game with really great 3D graphics.
This app is mainly for kids who have had some mathematical experience before so when we suggest this app for kids ages 10+, it can also be used by younger kids, considering they know the easy basics, which they can also practise with this app. Rocket Math uses a gorgeous presentation which makes learning maths so much more interesting. It can also be used for simple brain jogging.
Let’s start with the rocket launch pad, where you need to pick and decide on one of the three difficulty levels. The difficulty levels depend on the appearance and performance of the rockets which all differ.
The rocket is only equipped with a Lunar unit, at the highest level, which we’ll talk about later on too.
The components which need to be calculated in this app to be able to launch the rocket are:
* the Navigation
* the Fuel
* the Build
* the Engine
You need to solve four mathematical exercises for each rocket launch, which can be entered on a pretty classy numeric keypad. If you want to write down your computation, you can use the provided blackboard. If the calculations are right, the rocket can launch.
Hint: You should start to swing your iPad back and forth a little beforehand. You can have a look around at the rocket launch pad, which looks really fantastic.
After the successful launch, it starts to get really exciting. Kids will now need to answer mathematical questions with “right” or “wrong” under a certain time pressure. Most of the questions are about: “equals”, “greater than” or “less than” including the mathematical symbols.
With every correct answer the rocket looses one of it’s engine segments, until only the lander and the crew capsule is left.
What is soon to follow really blasting our expectations of this maths app:
A control unit is displayed, which allows you to accomplish a complex docking procedure. We needed 12 goes, until we finally managed to dock properly. We see this game as a bonus game, as we would be forced to remove a star, as the difficulty level is way too high in this small bonus game.
The problem is, that the drive capsule can be navigated and rotated in every direction and to top that you also got to do this under the laws of the universe. The only realistic way to complete this maneuver along with the docking is by turning the capsule very carefully, as long as it is still hovering infront of the other unit. Once you pressed the wrong buttons and also have a different angle of the landing craft, you’ll have no chances in trying to get the right angle again.
Please don’t be discouraged to try this math app for yourself and your kids, because of our last statement. If you have tried it once with a little bit of tact, then you’re sure to experience a huge sense of achievement. Perhaps the daddies will need to help out every now and again, to show them their astronaut skills.
Rocket Math rating:
Math Rocket is a spectacular math app for pupils/students, who are going to stay encouraged because of the interesting Rocket Simulation. A unique Math app for kids and adults.
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
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➔ App download for – iPad on Apple App Store
kids app test based on app version 1.2