Do you have a child between seven and twelve years old who absolutely loves horse riding?
Then you’ve probably found the perfect math game.
What is MathRider?
MathRider is a horse riding computer game that propels your child towards mastering all four arithmetic operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division— automatically and with 100% certainty.
Your child will play as a young horse rider with their faithful horse called Shadow. Together they will go on fun, noble quests that take them on obstacle courses in the magical Mathlands.
Watch your child go all excited as they get Shadow from a slow trot into a full-on gallop while answering mathematics questions at top speed.
MathRider is available on Windows and Mac.
What Does MathRider Do?
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division form the essential foundation for all things math. And thanks to MathRider, your child can master them while having fun, racing their horse and clearing obstacles. Finally, memorizing math facts no longer has to be boring and tedious.
MathRider enables your child to memorize the fundamental math facts through fun, non-violent, and age-appropriate gameplay.
MathRider therefore effectively helps your child:
- Master the four basic operations
- Memorize all math facts, including the times tables up to 12
- Avoid or overcome math anxiety
- Build their confidence
- Think quickly
- Improve focus
- Practice by themselves
- Become ready for higher-level math
And because your child practices while playing on their own, this also teaches them to be more independent.
How Does It Work?
The math practice revolves around riding the horse Shadow and enabling it to jump over obstacles by answering mathematics questions.
All riding is wrapped in noble quests. To start a quest you:
- Select a math operation, such as addition
- Select a difficulty level (starter, medium, advanced, master)
- Start the quest story that pulls your child into the action.
They then go off on their horse riding journey through the Mathlands to solve a noble quest.
Ask your child to answer 150 practice questions or spend 15 minutes memorizing math facts, and chances are they’ll answer you with groans and grimaces. But with MathRider, you can curb this battle of the wills.
That’s because each quest is divided into multiple rides of 30 questions each, spanning multiple regions within the Mathlands.
So now, all you have to do is ask them to finish one quest, do three rides, or simply make it to the next realm on their journey through the Mathlands. This gives young horse lovers a goal they can relate to. It also motivates them to do well. Because the better they are at answering their math facts, the faster they will travel through the lands towards the finish line.
At the end of each quest, the game completes the story and gives the player a reward corresponding to their level of mastery. Your child will always know where they are at, and also where their weaknesses are.
When your child achieves full mastery in an operation, the game will give them a significant reward worth celebrating.
10 Reasons Why MathRider Works So Well
MathRider isn’t just parent-approved, it’s parent-made
MathRider arose from the frustration of Thomas Brand, a dad who, like you, was searching for an engaging way to help his kids learn math facts. Failing to find any such game in the market, he decided to create one for his daughters.
So you can be sure that this horse riding game was made and is constantly being developed with the needs and struggles of young learners in mind.
It’s based on scientific research
According to science, such as this research study from Purdue University, a self-testing tool like MathRider is significantly superior to re-reading or reviewing. It helps a child commit things—in this case, math facts—to memory far better than rote memorization, flashcards, and videos.
It adjusts to each individual child
No two people are the same. This is why MathRider constantly adjusts to your child’s answer speed and accuracy – in real-time.
The faster your child answers the questions, the more Shadow will speed up.
At the same time, the game intelligently keeps the difficulty level even, so that things do not get too frustratingly hard, but also not too easy for the player, no matter their individual level.
It measures math facts mastery every step of the way
MathRider continuously monitors and computes your child’s mastery. Its comprehensive statistical engine collects all conceivable data points to determine exactly when your child has mastered a math fact or an entire operation, such as multiplication
Because it always takes your child’s accuracy and response time into account, MathRider can do what worksheets, flashcards, or random question generators cannot: Pinpoint your child’s percentage of mastery as well as the specific math facts they still struggle with, if any, at any given time.
It lets you track your child’s progress and improvement with ease
MathRider features extensive progress visualization, so you and your child will have no doubt over exactly where they’re at.
Find out exactly how close your daughter is to mastering division. See at a glance what your son’s major challenges are right now in subtraction. It’s all there in an easy-to-understand presentation.
It doesn’t pit your child against others
MathRider isn’t a race against others. At best, it’s a race against the clock as your child tries to outdo their personal best.
Thus, unlike many other math practice games, MathRider doesn’t place your child in a competitive environment where there can be only one winner, but several disheartened losers.
We have designed MathRider to be stand-alone, so your child can learn at their own pace in a positive, imaginative environment.
It can accommodate multiple users
While MathRider remains a non-competitive, single-player horse riding math game, it can currently support up to eight users per individual installation.
This means that the children of families with more than one young learner can take turns practicing their math facts.
It has achievable goals and fun rewards
Each Mathlands quest is non-violent and allows your child to play the helpful hero. For instance, Mom has “addition flu” that can only be cured by retrieving the “Pythagoras flower”. Your child earns that flower by answering math facts. The faster and more accurate, the faster they cure their mom and earn a reward. But even if your child is “slow,” as long as they persist, they will complete their quests and be rewarded.
Rewards are animated according to mastery percentage. The higher the mastery, the fancier the reward will look.
Progress and mastery will also let your child unlock music tracks designed to make gameplay even more enjoyable.
It keeps your privacy assured
At MathRider, we value your privacy and security.
Nothing is uploaded to the web. All game data points are collected in a local database, stored only on your computer.
It’s under continuous development based on real user feedback
Over the years, we’ve been continuously working to improve the game. We are now at version 6 of MathRider, with more enhancements already planned.
If you find something you wish to have added or done better, simply drop us a line. All active users will keep receiving updates for free.
How Does MathRider Benefit You?
MathRider is written from the ground up for children. But there are some major benefits for you as a parent/caregiver:
- Your child’s math practice finally becomes hands-off for you
- Less stress and fewer meltdowns
- You know exactly where they’re at with their math mastery
- More quality time with your child
- Save lots of money on math tuition
What Do People Say About Our Math Horse Riding Game?
We’re not horsing around. MathRider works, we guarantee.
In fact, we’ve received many reports from parents whose children have asked for more practice time, even on non-school days, because they so enjoy playing MathRider.
But don’t just take our word for it. Thousands of families have tried and tested our award-winning horse riding math game, and with great results!
Our kids really enjoy MathRider
Our kids really enjoy MathRider. Even after passing all the levels, they play again for more review
Our daughter has overcome her fear of maths
It is so elegantly simple and incredibly fun
Imagine your daughter waking up each day and rushing to practice maths at computer! I could not believe my eyes.
Carol Stuart, Mother – Sydney, Australia
Finally I have found what is truly working
My children are asking me if they can play MathRider, not just daily, but several times throughout the day.
They realize they are mastering the facts and want to keep going.
Lori Nass, Homeschooling Mom – Saint Peters, USA
Find out for yourself
If your child loves horse riding and could use some math practice, then MathRider is a win-win.
Still not sure? MathRider is free for you to try.
Even if you just take the trial and never purchase the game; after seven days of use, you’ll be able to see your child’s exact level of competency – and improvement.
Whether it’s 62%, 85%, or 100%, you will know for certain.
So start your free trial today. Simply enter your details below and we’ll send you your download and 7-day registration key to try MathRider for free: