Teacher Review For Mathmateer (formerly Rocket Math)

Good for drill and practice with fun rewards!

Colleen M.
Classroom teacher
Lakeshore Elementary School
Holland, MI
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this app to have students practice math facts. I like that you can choose the type of problem that you will work on. My students were motivated by the reward of being able to "buy" things with the points they earn for doing problems correctly. My students loved being able to see how far their rocket would fly even though it was not math related.
My Take
I think that this is a great app for drill and practice. The students are motivated by the rewards and it makes them want to practice more. My students also loved being able to see what things would make the rocket fly higher. There are several math apps out there that do the same thing so it all depends on how your students respond to each one. My students LOVED being able to build a rocket and launch it (especially my boys). I like that I can differentiate based on a students needs (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division). I wish that there was more ability to differentiate how difficult the problems are. But given that the app was free for me, it is definitely a good tool to have.