# Basic Math with Mathaliens Review

Our Review

This is a great math study app suitable for the entire elementary school spectrum. Mathaliens covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and has two play modes: Mathaliens Bingo and Hunting Mathaliens, with three levels of difficulty (Easy, Medium, Hard).

In Mathaliens Bingo, a Bingo field is presented with an array of twenty numbers. A math problem is presented, and the player must select the correct answer from the field while striving to get a “Bingo”, a horizontal or vertical line of correct answers. Each time a correct answer is selected, the number is replaced by a spunky-looking alien. Scoring depends on how quickly the correct answer is selected; 50 points are attainable within the first second and 5 points are subtracted every second thereafter. Incorrect answers deduct 50 points from the totals. High scores are retained in a list accessible from within the app.

Hunting Mathaliens consists of five levels of progressing difficulty which must be passed through by correctly answering math problems. Two initial lives are given; one life is deducted when a question is answered incorrectly, and an additional life is granted each time a level is completed. In each subsequent level, answer times are shorter and the number of available answers increases. The minimum time for answering in the final level can be adjusted in the settings. A Mathalien is caught and stored in a Mathalien gallery accessible by the My Mathaliens button.

I highly recommend this app as a fun way to practice and sharpen “head math” skills.

November 11th, 2010 by Nina Ignaczak

# Application Detail

## Basic Math with Mathaliens

Developer: CFC s.r.o.
Released: 2010-08-05 00:00:00
Price: \$0.99

## Description from the Developer

Learning basic math has never been more fun. You will love to see your children making progress in their arithmetic skills while being entertained. Math with Mathaliens is an ideal way to master it all – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division – with no pain in no time.

Math with Mathaliens features two basic game types – Mathaliens Bingo and Hunting Mathaliens. Both of these games are designed with kids in mind. They are very simple to use with no time-consuming settings and no confusing interfaces. Just a few clicks and the rewarding learning experience can begin.

In Mathaliens Bingo, the aim is to create either horizontal or vertical pattern of Mathaliens. This can be done by matching correct answers to math questions with numbers displayed on twenty cards.

Bingo can be modified in two ways. There is a possibility to select one of four areas and three difficulty levels depending on your child’s interest and ability:

Subtraction
Multiplication
Division

In Addition and Subtraction, the difficulty levels correspond to numbers in range of 0-10 (Easy), 0-20 (Medium), and 0-100 (Hard). In Multiplication and Division, these levels correspond to multiplying and dividing by 1-5 (Easy), 1-10 (Medium), and 11-20 (Hard).

During the game, children are kept motivated by the desire to improve their best scores in all of the four areas at the hardest possible level. Immediate feedback on whether their answer was correct or incorrect enhances learning.

Hunting Mathaliens is a fun game consisting of five levels. The possible modifications to the game are the same as in the Bingo. The object is to get through all five levels. Each subsequent level gets more difficult as more answer choices are displayed and maximum time to select the correct answer gets shorter (the shortest time can be selected in the Settings).

After finishing all five levels, children are rewarded with a new lovely Mathalien creature. All Mathaliens are animated and a child can collect them in his or her gallery.

Based on our two-decade old experience in development of educational software, we made a considerable effort to ensure that this app is as simple and instructive as possible. All the children we showed it to in our research reported improvement in their math skills without tediousness typical of solving math problems in a more traditional way. We hope your children will appreciate and enjoy this app as well.

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