Two weeks ago, I have shared to you Match Puzzle, and iPad app where the player takes away 1 matchstick to make the equation true. This week’s iPad app is Matchmatics, another matchstick application where the player is required to move one matchstick to make the equation true.
Matchmatics has three games: Classic Mode, Time Attack, and Speedrun. In In Classic Mode, a player is given an initial score of 5000 and that score decreases as he solves the problem. In Time Attack, a player needs to solve 10 problems in the least possible time. In Speedrun a player is given 60 seconds to solve each problem.
This game can be used by Grade schoolers for practicing arithmetic. One possible improvement that the developers can add is to place a “Skip” button (in Time Attack, in particular) so that the player can skip if he could not solve a particular problem.
Matchmatics is also available as on iPhones and iPods. It has a trial version and the full version costs $0.99.
Ace Multiply is another good iPad app for elementary and middle school students for practicing multiplication. This iPad app has three games: Multiplier, Grid Play, and Game Blitz.
The Flip Multiplier game allows players to answer a multiplication question (range: 0 – 12). The player can touch the tile pieces to reveal the answers.
In Grid Play, the player solve the grid by dragging the tile containing the right answer to the times table before time runs out. The difficulty gets harder and less time is given as the level becomes higher.
In Game Blitz, the player must solve a random grid as quickly as possible. The ranking is based the best time.
MatchPuzzle is an iPad app that can be used by students to practice the four fundamental operations. The rule of the game is very simple: just remove 1 matchstick from the numbers or from the sighs to make the equation true.
The difficulty of the game increases as you play. It starts with simple equations with one term on both sides, but can increase equations with two terms on both sides or 3 terms on one side and one term on the other side. The numbers also become larger as the game progresses.