Marble Math has three different levels of Math games that you can play. Each level has a variety of different types of math problems that you solve by rolling a marble through a maze and avoid fun obstacles.
The maze games can be played two ways, you can roll the marble with your finger, or use the iPad as a surface and as you tilt the surface the marble rolls towards the lower side. I really like this method of game play because it can work with students who need practice with manual dexterity.
Marble math works on a variety of different math skills. The easier mazes can work on adding, subtracting, roman numerals, fractions, and even money. As you progress into the higher levels division and multiplication are added, as well as decimals, comparisons, and sequencing. A real handy feature for parents and teachers, is the ability to customize what skills your students or children practice with Marble Math. Specific skills can be selected for practice in each of the three levels.
The game becomes more competitive for students, when they realize that they get to create their own avatar. Kids are motivated to stick with the game through different levels when they realize that as they progress they can earn point bonuses and different marbles to play with.
Marble Math is a simple app to learn to use and play. It reinforces a number of basic math skills in a fun and entertaining environment that would be equally handy in a classroom or at home. For the $1.99, I recommend Marble Math for your children or students, ages 5-12.