iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
Math Evolve gives kids a mission: use their maths skills to protect the universe and evolve to face the challenge of the alien hordes. Hostile creatures, space debris and numbers stream towards the player’s ship. The goal is to shoot or avoid bad stuff while hitting numbers to create correct equations. The best thing about Zephyr Games’ app is that it doesn’t feel high-pressure – the music is epic instead of frantic and there are different ways to succeed. You can also adjust the game speed before starting or use practice mode to work on skills like multiplication tables. Kids who don’t usually like maths may be inspired by the story to try their hand at problems they would otherwise avoid.
by Macworld Staff