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MathBlaster Space Zapper App – Free for limited time. March 10, 2012

Filed under: Apps,Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:06 pm
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MathBlaster Space Zapper for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Math drills are always a chore for both parents and kids. Math Blaster Space Zapper app for iPhone and iPad takes the boring out of math practice. Another winning math app from the  developers of Math Blaster. Normally $1.99 but it is available for free download for a limited time.

You blast the “asteroid” with the right answer from what is a pretty good simulation of Star Wars Millennium Falcon. It keeps your kid engaged while taking some of the boring out of math practice. You can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and adjust the level of difficulty of the questions.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind with this app. The correct answer does not always appear right away in the asteroid field so kids might second guess themselves. The other concern is that for younger children, the controls can be set to be joystick or tilt. However, it does require a level of dexterity that younger children don’t usually have. I actually found it a bit challenging to get the targeting oriented and firing at the same time.

Recommended for children 7 an up.

L@WS

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