# Mathmateer

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Three, two, one...liftoff! Elevate math skills to new heights while having a blast. A great resource that combines entertainment and education for children of all ages.

##### App Overview

The sky's the limit when it comes to learning with Mathmateer. Build a rocket to launch into space and complete a wide variety of math related missions. The better the rocket, the longer it stays in space, and the more time available for completing each task. Earn money to improve rockets by answering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division questions. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for each activity based on performance.

Numbers Sense:

• Classify numbers as even or odd
• Find numbers less/greater than 10 and 100
• Select fractions less than, greater than, or equal to 1/2
• Choose decimals less than, greater than, or equal to 0.5
• Identify pictures showing 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%

Counting:

• Count forward and backward by one, two, five, and ten

Time:

• Identify analog clocks showing 15, 30, or 45 minutes past the hour

US Money:

• Locate pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in an assortment of coins

Shapes/Patterns:

• Classify shapes as squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, octagons, and rhombuses
• Classify solid figures as spheres, cones, cylinders, cubes, and pyramids
• Select numbers that continue specific patterns

• Calculate sums of one- and two-digit numbers
• Identify addition expressions that equal ten or 100
• Calculate differences of one and two digit numbers
• Identify subtraction expressions that equal five or 50

Multiply/Divide:

• Calculate products of one- and two-digit numbers
• Match multiplication expressions with corresponding products
• Calculate quotients for one- and two-digit numbers
• Match division expressions with corresponding quotients
• Select numbers divisible three, four, and five
• Identify division problems with remainders of one
• Calculate the square root of numbers less than or equal to 144
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##### Instructional Ideas

1. Offer as an option for students who finish early during math lessons
2. Include as part of math rotations in an elementary classroom
3. Provide to learners that need additional help developing specific math skills
4. Supplement math lessons by assigning corresponding Mathmateer missions
##### Classroom Considerations

Although the math topics covered in this resource are applicable to all elementary school students, younger children will have difficulty building and launching rockets. Consider using a single-player account for primary grade classrooms, creating one rocket for all learners to use when playing the game. This helps reduce any potential frustration and allow kids to focus on improving their math skills.

Mathmateer does provide access to the App Store with minimal security. Be sure young learners are clear that they are not to use this feature or download any additional applications.

##### Pros

• Allows five different player accounts per tablet or mobile device
• Ability to create and modify rockets engages young learners in practicing math skills
• A scratch pad is provided to work out problems while answering questions to earn money
##### Cons

• Does not include demonstrations or support for completing missions
• Successfully launching a rocket requires some trial and error