MathLand is a new educational game designed to improve children's maths skills, and it's headed to Switch later this month.
In the game, an evil pirate called Max has stolen the sacred gems, cursing the islands and filling them with traps. Players must help Ray, a good pirate, to find the gems and restore peace to the islands; maths skills like addition, subtraction, numbering, multiplication tables, and division will test their knowledge throughout.
There are more than 25 levels to explore, with quicksand, bewitched parrots, volcanoes, puzzle games, magic doors, carnivorous plants and more joining the mathematical problems. The game's developer has provided a list of the educational content on offer, which you can see for yourself below:
For children aged 5-6:
- Learning to add and subtract with very small numbers and amounts (1 to 10).
- Sorting numbers from higher to lower (1 to 10) and vice versa
- Reinforcing mental arithmetic with already learned additions and subtractions.
For children aged 7-8:
- Learning to add and subtract with larger numbers and amounts (1 to 20).
- Getting started on learning multiplication tables.
- Sorting numbers from higher to lower (1 to 50) and vice versa
- Developing mental arithmetic with educational games based on addition, subtraction, and multiplication tables.
For children aged 9+ and adults:
- More complex additions and subtractions, teaching mental association of numbers with different arithmetic strategies (adding and subtracting).
- Reinforcing the learning of all multiplication tables.
- Developing advanced mental arithmetic.
The game will launch on Switch on 24th February and will be priced at $5.99 / £5.49. If you have a little 'un in your life who'd enjoy learning through video games, perhaps this could be a good shout?
We also recently shared a list of the best, more traditional Nintendo Switch games for kids. Make sure to check that out for more.