Jul. 31, 2013 – SAN FRANCISCO — Math Champ Challenge is a new app from award winning INKids Education and contains 2500+ questions mapped to Common Core State Standards.

The app – like many others – is designed to help strengthen understanding of mathematical principles. Uniquely though, Math Champ Challenge uses Game Center (Apple’s social gaming platform) to dish out awards, achievements and even merit badges for proficiency in specific curriculum areas – all mapped directly to Core Standards.

During play questions are randomly selected from within each Standard (providing a balanced mix of content from all Domain Standards for each grade). Every game is different, but will always include a suitable mix of content comparable from game to game (and player to player).

At the end of each level, revision is encouraged and players can practice any “Cluster” or questions and then re-take each challenge (each grade contains 5 levels from EASY through to
SUPER NERD / MASTERY). The first level is available for free, and all levels can be unlocked with a single in-app purchase.

“The app is designed to engage with a younger generation of players who are used to competing with Game Center in other casual games” said John McCann, the Director and Product Manager at INKids Education.

“We created Math Champ Challenge as way to make take a standard math quiz more fun and have tried to do something unique in the marketplace by matching the players achievements with standards from the new Common Core State Standards Initiative”.

Math Champ Challenge (which is available for iPhone and iPad) has already had over 5,000 downloads since it’s release in late July and is sure to be a hit with teachers heading back to school at the end of Summer holidays. With Common Core assessments being rolled out in 2014-15 this app will no doubt  provide a fun way for students to study for exams and test their skills against other players.

Larry Sullivan

Larry has been writing Android and iOS app reviews for about 4+ years. In addition to app reviews, he conducts developer interviews, reports on new apps, and general mobile news. In addition to his own blog, App Review Central, Larry is a contributor to numerous other Android and iOS app review sites.

Larry Sullivan