Math Blaster Review – Cool Math Games

Math Blaster logoLearning math can be hard and tedious, but if you add a little fun to the mix, kids are likely to be a bit more receptacle to math concepts. Math Blaster understands this, and by creating a fun environment for kids to use some of the math they have learned, kids become more inclined to like math. The Math Blaster virtual world and math games are both fun and educational, and the best part is that the games make kids like doing math.
At Math Blaster kids play cool arcade-style games, where part of the games is doing math problems such as multiplication, division, addition etc. Math Blaster has been created by the people behind Jumpstart, and if your kids loved the Jumpstart games, they will love the Math Blaster games as well.
After completing arcade-style math challenges kids become members of the Intergalactic Space Patrol, where they can explore a futuristic world, voyage to strange new planets and discover wacky alien races, all while practicing their math skills.
As a mother of a third grader, I especially find the Math Blaster Math Academy helpful, because the multiplication gameshas been extremely helpful in making my son memorize his multiplication table. There is just no way around it, shooting down the right answer to a multiplication questions in the Math Blaster Zapper game, is much more fun than memorizing flash cards. The Zapper game is great, because you can choose between, addition, division and multiplication, and within each topic you can choose what difficulty level you want to use.

Math Blaster Math Academy
My five-year-old son’s favorite Math Blaster game is a game, where he is learning how to add money, and he also likes the Zapper game, where he chooses simple addition.
If you have one Math Blaster account, you can add up to six different kids per account, and if you have different computers, each child can play at the same time. One afternoon after my oldest boys finished their homework, we had three computers up and running with Math Blaster, and the boys loved it.
Pros
  • It makes math fun
  • Kids love it
  • Helps encourage the use of math in a child’s life
  • Helps practice what a child already knows.
  • It is easy to choose which math category to practise.
  • It is easy to set different difficult levels.
Cons
  • Slow load time
  • Playing is dependent on an Internet connection
Math Blaster is a fun game for children 6 – 12, but younger children may get a lot out of these math games as well. My five-year-old son is loving the Math Blaster game, and he can easily do the simple addition problems.
If you are looking for a last minute holiday gift that comes without shipping, Math Blaster has it. A Math Blaster membership is a great holiday gift for any kids, and they will soon learn to have fun while doing math.
Buy Math Blaster
You can purchase a monthly, annual or lifetime membership to the virtual Math Blaster community,  purchase the downlodable versions of Math Blaster, games for your Wii or Nintendo DS, or get mobile apps for your IPhone, IPad or IPod.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a membership good for Math Blaster and Knowledge Adventure at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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