For a sneak peek at what we are currently tinkering on…
Starting out another year, Mathtopia earns the 6th spot on Top20AppsforKids.com list.
Judging by the awesome company we share the list with… I conclude it might be time to add a cute furry creature to our icon.
In a remarkably detailed and insightful review:
Mathtopia is a math game that helps with Time Management and Focus, and is recommended to kids ages 5 and up.
I especially appreciate this (bolding is mine)
Mathtopia improves players’ ability to complete short term goals, keeps them from wasting time, and heightens their in-game concentration, as they strive for higher scores, faster times, and more correct answers.
Keep Math Facts Fresh Over the Summer
With summer vacations from school starting, its time to load the family devices with math fact games that keep facts fresh. !!! Check out our guest blog on Edshelf: Facts. Facts. Apps! We tell you about a couple of the ones the kids in our house actually enjoy using. Because when the goal is practice, it doesn’t matter what an app is rated, what matters is that your kids will use it over and over and over again.
We always love to thank those of you who have given us a kind mention (and we love to learn from those of you who have harder feedback)!
In that spirit, thanks to David Kapuler of Technology Tidbits who compares us to Candy Crush and says he “highly recommends checking out Mathtopia”.
And thanks to Learning Works for Kids, which has a great site that evaluates apps based on thinking and academic skills used. I’ve used their tools to find a best fit app for children in our house.
Learning Works for Kids gave Mathtopia an LQ of 8.7 out of ten, with a brain grade of 9 and a fun grade of 8.4. Given our subject matter, math facts, we are pretty proud of those numbers.
Learning Works for Kids says “Mathtopia combines fun, competition and math practice, making it a highly recommended math game for children ages 5 and older.” We were excited to see that they agreed that we had met our development goal: “Mathtopia improves players’ ability to complete short term goals, keeps them from wasting time, and heightens their in-game concentration, as they strive for higher scores, faster times, and more correct answers.”
Thank you Lifeproof for putting Mathtopia at the top of your back-to-school list!
It is also interesting that their #3 and #4 apps are slimmed down features of Cardtopia. With Cardtopia you can make and share lesson cards and task/quiz cards in one awesome app.
In fact, their #5 app is a souped up version of a Cardtopia lesson deck made by “Rose”.
An interesting statistic about educational apps is that when a kid sits down to use one, she will use an educational game 33% longer than a plain educational app*.
Another interesting statistic… one that we are particularly proud of… when a student sits down with Mathtopia+, they play 2 ½ times longer than other educational games* – and over 3 times longer than a plain educational app.
It is no mystery, games make learning fun. Games and songs engage kids. After you earn the child’s attention, then you can teach a lesson. That’s the philosophy that drives our product development. That’s why we made the Mathtopia series the most addictive and fun math games for kids. (although we understand a lot of parents like to play too!)
* source = Flurry analytics
We’ve been so busy working on our next product… (more about that later) that we’ve neglected acknowledging some of the nice folks that have invested their time reviewing and commenting about Mathtopia.
Thank you both so much for your studied praise!
The folks at Fun Educational Apps review countless kids apps. They are dedicated to finding the best apps for teaching kids.
At Top Shelf Learning, we are dedicated to creating the best apps to teach kids.
So when the discerning reviewers picked Mathtopia to lead their “Top Five Math Apps for Tweens and Teens“… well, we are truly honored!
Here is a coach (ahem, math coach) who recommends Mathtopia to her… um… mathletes.
Trust me when I say it’s wickedly addictive!