In “Fast Math,” players type in the answers to as many math questions as possible within a certain time limit. It's available to play for free on the educational website Ducksters.com. The website is also home to other educational games such as “Fast Math in Outer Space.”
The goal of “Fast Math” is to answer as many questions as possible correctly before the timer reaches zero. For each correctly answered problem, players get one point. Teachers use this game to help students speed up their math skills. It's easy for teachers to judge how well students do on the game because they can look at how many points the students earn.
Before starting the game, players can choose if they want the math questions to focus on addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, combined addition and subtraction, or a mix of all of these categories. Players have 45 seconds to answer as many questions as possible after they hit the Start button.
The game can be slightly awkward to control because it requires players to use both the computer keyboard and mouse. They need the keyboard to type in the answers to the questions and the mouse to submit the answers via the Answer It button found on the left side of the game screen.