Mounted atop the trusty horse, Shadow, the rider moves through digitally matte-painted scenes and earns animated rewards. Math Rider varies game speed and question difficulty in order to build confidence. The student simply keys in the correct number and presses ENTER. Since the horse’s speed, the animation, and sound effects are all controlled by the game, the child is entertained but remains focused on perfecting math skills. The rewards provide instantaneous feedback and incentive for the child to perform their very best.