Female First reviews the maths app for parents that allows children to have fun while learning.

All week we will be reviewing the best mobile apps for Female First readers as part of National App Week - celebrating an industry that British entrepreneurs are considered the world’s best, the app development industry.

Here, Michael Banks of Corporate Group takes us through Meerkat Math.

- What does it do?:

Developed and created by former teachers, Meerkat Math is an educational children's game, helping children to learn maths in a fun way.

There are forty levels of free lesson games, including: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

t includes a multiplayer mode, which allows children to stay motivated while compete against players all over the world, but it’s quite safe - communication between players in not permitted. There are three modes of play to suit children of all abilities, as well as four difficulty levels.

- What’s good about it?:

Meerkat Math is very well presented, with colourful, fluid animations. It’s a smart way of teaching maths and tracking children’s progress.

To answer questions, children need to move the meerkat icon to select answers to maths questions and it’s easy to forget it’s educational, the game’s so much fun.

Depending on the difficulty level selected, it can be very challenging and repetitive, ensuring the user increases their speed without realising it. The multiplayer function is a great addition, encouraging children to learn together online, in a safe environment.

- What was bad about it?:

It’s not free, but at only 69p to £1.49, depending on the mode you select, it won’t break the bank.

Verdict: Meerkat Math is superb way to encourage children to practice their maths without it feeling like homework.
Score: 8/10

Meerkat Math is available free of charge on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, https://itunes.apple.com/app/meerkat-math/id571287803?mt=8

  1. by Andrew Friday 04th Mar 2013 16:03

    Hi,

    I am the lead designer of Meerkat Math. Thanks a lot for the favorable review. After releasing version 1 of Meerkat Math, we received a lot of emails from parents and teache... Read More

  2. by Meerkat Math 22nd Mar 2013 01:07

    Thanks for your nice review! Glad that you found Meerkat Math a helpful learning tool for children. We've just updated the game, and the new version has 8 different mini-games and we've tested extensively with teachers to make sure the level is just right for kids... from a target of answering 10 questions per minute, to infinity! Hope you check it out... it's still at the same link shown in the blog post.

  3. by ssilver 31st Mar 2014 16:53

    Does the app track progress? Do the basic facts progress from easy to more difficult? Is there a teaching component?