Math Cash App Review: Get Paid to Do Math?

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I have talked about a ton of ways to make money on your phone, from taking surveys to listening to music.  There are a lot of ways to make money, most of which make sense.

But, one app I came across, the Math Cash app, was one that piqued my interest.  This app, unlike most, where you take a survey or complete an offer, would reward you to solve math problems.  Yes, solve math problems and you could get paid.

If you love math and/or you want a different way to make cash, then let’s take a gander and see what the Math Cash app is all about.

As in all of my reviews, I download it, show you how it works and then recommended it based on my personal opinion.  As always, I would never recommend something I wouldn’t use, I promise you that.

What Is the Math Cash App?

The Math Cash app will reward you to solve math problems, and here’s how it works.

The app offers a variety of game options, from the Math Cash Duel, where you have to solve 20 problems in a minute and beat your opponent, to guess and win, which asks you to guess a secret number.  There are a few other ways to earn, but I will be sure to talk about each method later on in this guide.

The Math Cash app is operated by Phil Techie, according to the Google Play Store.  When I searched this company name, I did find a company website, but I didn’t see much in terms of their history other than a privacy policy and a link to the Math Cash game.

Signing up for Math Cash

To start earning rewards, you will need to sign in with your Google account.  At the moment, this is the only way to start using the app.

That’s it.  It takes five seconds to sign up and you can immediately start playing.

Math Cash Dashboard

After you connect your Google account, your dashboard will look something like this:

At the top, you can view your total balance, including your total points, current balance and special tickets.  Beneath that, this is where you can start to earn rewards, either via the Math Cash Duel game or Guess and Win game.  You can practice the game before you start playing to get a feel for it.

The Math Cash Duel Game

The most popular game on the app, the Math Cash Duel game, asks you to complete 20 math questions in less than a minute.  You can practice as many times as you wish, but it’s fairly straight forward.  Just answer the math questions and proceed to the next.  If you get the problem wrong, it will still take you to the next problem, but you won’t get a scoring credit.

Now, if you want to compete against someone else, you will have to spend your special tickets to play.  When I competed against someone, it withdrew one special ticket.  You do start with 15 special tickets, so you can play 15 times if you want.

During my match, if I defeated my opponent, I would get four points.  It took about 30 seconds to find an opponent to start playing.  Most of the math problems were double-digit addition, subtraction, division and multiplication problems.  It wasn’t too hard.  To figure out if I won, I had to watch a 30-second ad, and according to most reviews I read, these ads seemed to be quite abundant and all over the place, no matter what you did.  I did end up winning, and the app added four points to my account.

Guess and Win Game

The Guess and Win game, as the name sounds, asks you to guess the secret number.  If you guess it, you can win a prize, which, at the time of writing this, I could win 3,000 points, which is equal to $3.  You can play this as many times as you want, and it won’t take away any special tickets.

To guess the number, it had to be between 0 and 999999.  So, as you can imagine, I have a 1 in 999999 chance of winning $3.  Wow, not bad!  Can you sense the sarcasm here?

The app gives you 10 tries, and each time it gives you a hint.  So, for instance, I guessed 100,000 and it said the number was higher than this.  Every time, it will say that it’s either higher or lower, that’s it.  What makes me mad is that it makes you watch yet another long ad to see your results!

I don’t see anything worth of value in the guess and win.  The odds are crazy, and even if you win, you get a whopping $3 or so.  Not worth it at all.

Your Rewards

The app will pay you in points as well as special tickets.  As mentioned prior, you can win points playing someone else in the Math Duel game, usually around four points, or you can earn thousands of points in the guess and win game.  Don’t play on winning that, however.

Aside from earning points through these two games, you can also earn points by performing tasks, all of which you can see on your home screen as you scroll down.

So, for instance, I could earn 50 points and 10 tickets if I shared on Facebook.  I could also complete tasks and offers to get free points and tickets.  If I were to click on that “Collect Points #1,” it would take me to a dashboard that looks something like this…

As you can see, you can complete a variety of tasks, most of which come from third-party offer walls.  While there’s nothing wrong with completing these offers, you much better off completing them on sites like Swagbucks.

Aside from completing the offers, you can also invite friends, in which you can get 10 points for every friend you refer as well as 10% of their earning for every 50 points your first level earns.  If you have a second level, then you earn another 5%.

How Much Are Math Cash Points Worth?

Math Cash makes it kind of easy to determine what your points are worth.

Every 5,000 points are worth $5, about $0.001 in value.  The value stays the same as your value increases.  To make it easy, every point is worth $0.001, not much.

Right now, the app only pays out via PayPal in $5, $10, $25 and $50 increments.

Let’s Do the Math

Let’s say you get four points every time you win the Cash Duel game.  Remember, you have to spend a special ticket every time you play, which means you will have to earn them after 15 tries.

Even if you win the first 15 tries, that’s only 60 points, which doing the math, is 4,940 points shy of a $5 PayPal real cash reward.

So, what do you do when you run of points?

Do you buy them?  Well, to buy them, you need to spend points, and every ticket will cost you two points.

If you purchased one ticket and won every time, you would come out ahead two points every time.  That means you would have to win 2,500 Math Duel games in a row to earn $5.  Of course, you’re going to lose some, so that number is going to much higher.

Now, I know you can earn points through the offers portal, but again, doing the math on the offers they had, it’s not worth it as much more reputable companies like Swagbucks offer a better exchange value for their offers.  I wouldn’t even bother with that.

And, lastly, don’t get me started on the guess the number game.  If you feel you can guess a number 1 in 999999, then be my guest, but I feel it’s going to take quite some time before you win.  Remember, if you win, you $3 in points!!

The Pros and Cons

Now that I have vented about the app, I want to include the pros and cons I have found online, most of which came from the Google Play listings.  In my research, here’s what I found what people like and dislike about the app.

The Pros

  • fun if you like math
  • a fun way to practice math

The Cons

  • lots of ads
  • would have to invest hours playing to earn $5
  • offers/surveys really aren’t worth ti

Final Thoughts

2/10As I write this review, the app has a 4.1 out 5-star review on the Google Play store.  That’s not bad, and honestly, I have no idea why it’s so high.

I know my reviews don’t matter that much, but I’m going to give it a low score, mainly due to the reason that it will take forever to earn $5.  If you’re using the app to make money, you won’t, but if you’re using the app to help your basic math skills, then hey, why not?  It’s better to earn something rather than nothing, I suppose.

As always, I leave the comment section open to you.

What do you like about the app?

What do you have to say?

Feel free to sound off!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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