Name: Mystery Math Town

What is it? Your mission: Help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the fireflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Town. Players use math skills to unlock rooms and passages on their journey. Along the way, users can also earn talking portraits of the townspeople for their Gallery.

Best for: Younger students and children.

Price: $1.99 (an introductory price)

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Rated: 4+


  • Math practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience
  • Multiple user accounts-create your own avatar
  • Customizable math skills for each player: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Varied Number Representations (dice and tallies)
  • Players develop math thought by building equations, not just tapping answers
  • Bonus challenges for extended gameplay
  • Unique rewards reveal characters and backstory
  • Requires strategy and critical thinking


About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.