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An educational, Space themed Maths App, divided into ‘Addition Space Station’, ‘Subtraction Galaxy’, ‘Times Tables Terra’ and ‘Divide and Conquer’. There is no advertising or further purchasing required. For the written number maths enthusiast.
This review of Mr. Thorne's Maths Universe was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 16 July 2019.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Mr. Thorne's Maths Universe|
|Developed by:||Queue Press Limited|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Younger users may find the app content challenging as it is totally written number based.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Mr. Thorne's Maths Universe contains the following information:
All levels were reviewed.
A clear, sequential Maths App for Primary School aged children. The four sections, ‘Addition Space Station’, ‘Subtraction Galaxy’, ‘Times Tables Terra’ and ‘Divide and Conquer’, increase in difficulty requiring further skills within the three levels for each concept. The user interface is bright and easy to use, players will need to be able to read some basic instructions and mathematical concepts. Hints are offered through 2 number lines, 0-50, 51-100 for addition and subtraction, ‘Cheat sheets’ (written times tables) and a video of Mr Thorne reciting the times tables for multiplication and division. Answers can be reviewed before checking. Verbal feedback is clear, positive and encouraging. Upon scoring 10 out 10 in each of the 3 levels of difficulty a picture of a Discovery or Planet is awarded. There are extension Maths opportunities and in the subtraction section there are timed activities, allowing the user to build upon mental maths skills. There are also decimals, fractions and word problems. No Internet is required after the App has been downloaded. Each concept can be replayed at any time, the 4 major sections may be reset in order to earn the planets and discoveries again. There is no connectivity required after downloading, no links to social media or sharing.
Keen Maths students will enjoy the challenge of this app. The videos of the times tables are fun and engaging. The reviewer found one error in divide by 15. The hint number timeline could possibly be better to display negative when some of the problems begin with negative numbers. Some of the discoveries were slow to load, which could be frustrating for the user. The reviewer found the video for 6 times tables within the ‘Times Tables Terra‘ section caused the App to crash.
There is no In-App purchasing in this game.
There is no online information required to play this game.
At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
There is no advertising or product placement in this game.
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