Math Blaster was the first game in a series of educational titles released by Davidson & Associates Inc. . The game was designed to teach children math, and provided an entertaining interface that led to its success.
The players control a small astronaut named Blasternaut and answer math problems by choosing which cannon to launch. A problem is displayed at the top of the screen, and each cannon contains a possible answer. Launching the correct answer will earn points. Both the overall game and each question are timed, and an editor is included for people to customize the problems.
Math Blaster covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.