FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
This page provides the answers to the most frequent questions we get asked. We constantly update our FAQ, so that hopefully we cover most of your pertinent questions.
If, after checking this FAQ you still have a burning question, we would love to hear from you. Use the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can!
- What is the recommended age range for MathRider?
- Can more than one person play MathRider at the same time?
- Does MathRider require an internet connection?
- What is the minimum resolution my computer display should support?
- What does Mastery mean?
- What platforms is MathRider supported on?
- Do you have or plan a version for the iPhone, iPad or Android tablets?
- I’m on dial-up. Can I still download and install the game?
- I have more than one child. Do I have to buy multiple copies of MathRider?
- How do I make a suggestion for the game or provide feedback?
- Ask a Question
The game is designed for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Of course, individual circumstances may vary.
Your child should at least have a good grasp of addition concepts. Think grade 2 to grade 6.
MathRider can be played by many people on the same computer. Each person creates their own rider, and plays their own adventures. MathRider adjusts to each player’s individual strengths and weaknesses.
It is not a multiplayer game where you would play head to head against another player. You do however have the option to compare the performance of all players locally registered via the High Scores screen.
Not for playing the game.
MathRider connects to the internet only for these purposes:
- To validate a new registration key. (this happens only once)
- To check if a new version of MathRider is available for download. We work to continuously improve our maths software, and from time to time we make updates available for free to our existing customers.
- To display the web-based on-line help.
MathRider requires a minimum screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. The game uses digital matte painted backgrounds that have been created for this resolution. Complete system requirements can be found under System Requirements.
MathRider works on Windows and Mac OSX. Full specifications can be found under System Requirements.
Not at the moment. We may produce a game for the tablet platforms such as iPad and the Android tablets in 2013.
We have no plans of producing a game for mobile phones, because we feel the screens are too small to provide for effective math practice without resorting to multiple choice.
When a player can answer all questions of addition with consistent speed (we allow for typing speed differences of say ’3′ vs ’108′), the player is regarded to have mastered addition. His/her mastery indicator will then be 100%. This is the level to strive for, as this will give the coolest animations on the player’s quest rewards, and they get to free the princess!
Absolutely! The main game is 54MB in size, so what we recommend is to follow the instructions for a manual download and installation (as opposed to the automated option that’s available on the download page). Use a download manager such as the Free Download Manager to protect against connection dropouts.
No. MathRider allows up to 8 players on a single license. We also provide special licenses for schools and tuition centers, with features specially designed for these environments.
In the on-line help there is a feedback form you can use. Or simply go to the Contact Us menu link at the top right hand corner of this page.
MathRider is being actively supported and from time to time we make free updates with improvements available to our users free of charge.
We have more educational games in the pipeline, so even if we cannot take a suggestion into MathRider, we may be able to integrate it into future titles. We value all your feedback!
Please use the form on the Contact Us page to send us your question.