Saturday, February 26, 2011

Math Rider – TOS review

PRODUCT:  Math Rider

Cost:  $37 (on sale right now)


Learning math facts has been a struggle in our home.  It took the promise of a cell phone for Griffin to learn his multiplication tables.   I’m pretty sure that was just my son playing me, but it worked. 

Math Rider is a fun way to help your children learn all of their math facts, from addition to division.    It is a downloadable program that you get instantly after purchasing it from the website.   The cost is normally $49.95 but right now you can get it for only $37.

I let Bella play this one because honestly, Griffin was tired of playing math games after last year on the crew when we had a lot of math stuff to review.  Bella was more than happy that she got this one all to herself.

I had no problem downloading this on my desktop computer which runs Windows 98.   The game starts off in a magical land of math problems.  Every answer that you get correct leads you further into the magical kingdom.  The faster you answer the questions, the faster your horse goes.   If you master your math facts, you will rescue the princess.   This is a great way to make math more fun by working your way through The Mathlands.


Once Bella played, she was addicted.   It took her a couple of tries to figure out how to get into the game, but after she did, I had a hard time getting her to stop.  I guess that is a good problem to have, huh?  A kid who doesn’t want to quit doing math.   The only thing she didn’t like was that you couldn’t skip the story in the beginning which tells how you are helping your mother find a flower to get well.    It played each time she started the game. 

Each math operation has four quests to complete in order to save the princess.   After you have saved the princess, you have “mastered” that operation.   Bella finished addition and started on subtraction.  I can see her learning her multiplication facts this way also. 

You can use the program with multiple users.  Griffin didn’t want to play so we only used it with one.  Math Rider comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. 

There were only 2 things I found with Math Rider that I didn’t like.  One is the fact that there isn’t multi-level use.  I think it would be much nicer if there were maybe, easy, middle and advanced level learning.  This would help make this usable for older students.  The other thing was that the quest is the same for each level of the operations.    Bella got tired of the same story line for each quest.  Maybe a little more variety would help.

All in all, our family liked Math Rider and would recommend it for your homeschool family if you need help with math facts. 

Our family gives Math Rider

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Smiley guide:


1 Smiley - Product not really for our family. Probably wouldn’t buy. This really should probably be a frown face but we hate to be negative.

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2 Smileys - Would maybe buy this product if on sale. Not a great fit for our family.

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3 Smileys - We really liked this product and would probably recommend this to friends and fellow homeschoolers.

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4 – Smileys – Definitely would buy this if the budget would allow. We suggest you check this out to see if it is a fit for your family.

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5 Smileys – Would sell the family pets to get this one (just kidding). A must have for our family and we think you should get it too.

To see what my fellow crew mates have to say about this this product, click here. For giveaways,and other great stuff, please check out the TOS Homeschool Crew blog by clicking below.


Please note:  I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion in this review.  No other compensation was provided.  Thank you to Math Rider and TOS for this opportunity.

1 comment:

April said...

Looks like a cool game! I'm a new follower from mamabzz, I hope you'll come visit and follow me back! I have a blog hop going on today!

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