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App review by Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Education | Updated September 2014
Middle School Math Planet – Fun Math Game Curriculum For Kids

Middle School Math Planet – Fun math game curriculum for kids

Challenging mix of activities and drills provide solid math practice

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Math, Character & SEL, Critical Thinking

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Pros: Fun mini-activities use instructional scaffolding to promote conceptual understanding.

Cons: Lack of direct hints and feedback limit opportunities to teach at a deeper level.

Bottom Line: Variety of activities with built-in scaffolding make this an engaging and effective practice tool.

Using the game as a practice tool will take some planning because mini-activities within each Planet aren't organized by content. For example, activities in one Planet may cover number sense, fractions, and angle measures. Spend some time playing the game to determine how to best use it. It might be best as a mid-year or end-of-year pre-assessment practice tool. The Math Facts option can easily be used for daily warm-up or practice. Kids should work individually, but they can share devices since the game accommodates multiple users.

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The two main options for play are Math Facts and Planet mini-activities. In Math Facts, kids complete a set of grade-appropriate drills as quickly and accurately as possible. In Planet mini-activities, more than 30 levels are spread across five Planets. Kids work on a variety of skills and activities with different themes. A progress-tracking program shows kids' scores as percentiles and as percent correct. Kids are motivated to earn points and stars, which they can use to unlock new avatars. A condensed, free, Android version of the game covers content for grades 2-8. 

Kids can use Middle School Math Planet to practice and build fluency in core math skills. Content areas include number sense, estimation, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, geometry, multiplication, division, and more. The game features mini-activities within each Planet, and kids have to complete one level in a Planet to go to the next level. Scaffolding is implemented throughout the game, even within mini-activities. For example, in a number line mini-activity, the game starts out with each interval labeled. As kids progress, labels disappear and kids have to use visual clues and estimation. The game also features a Math Facts section, in which kids choose a specific topic and race to complete drills with both speed and accuracy. Hints and feedback for incorrect answers are lacking, but this is still a solid tool for practicing key math skills. 

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A variety of activities and themes keep kids engaged; earning points and stars motivates. 


Mini-activities develop conceptual understanding of the skills; Math Facts build speed and accuracy. Activities increase in difficulty as kids progress. 


Skill Tracker gives a comprehensive view of kids' progress as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Mini-activities have clear, concise instructions and include brief tutorial animations. 

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Debbie Gorrell Educator

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Tom W. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, United States
Provides students a fun way to continue to practice their math skills.
I think this product will provide my students a fun way to increase their skills in math, instead of just working in Study Island.
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