# Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication 1-12 Facts

## Common Sense Media says

If you like baseball, this app makes math more fun.

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## What parents need to know

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The game is easy to play and includes both instruction screens and an optional "guided play" mode that will give instructions as you play.

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## Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication 1-12 Facts is a baseball-themed educational game for kids to practice multiplication. The game is very simple to play and rewards correct answers with runners on base.

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## Is it any good?

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Need a way to make multiplication more fun? EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS BASEBALL MULTIPLICATION 1-12 FACTS tries to do that by tying the times tables to a baseball game. Two players take turns at bat, and each pitch has a multiplication problem attached to it. Enter the correct answer, and you get a hit. The higher the answer, the farther the batter runs. Miss, and you get a strike. Players play for 3 innings. The game has some cute animation and an announcer's voice adds to the mood. Baseball fans may find this a fun way to practice their math; kids who don't like baseball may find it boring.

The game is for two players, without a single-player mode. Also, sometimes there are random "outs" before the player gets a problem -- otherwise if everyone was answering correctly the inning would never end -- but it does seem unfair at times. This game adds a little flavor to practicing multiplication, but in the end it mostly comes down to punching in numbers. There is also a version with 1-6 facts for younger students called Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication 1-6 Facts.

## App details

 Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Price: \$1.99 Release date: April 15, 2011 Category: Educational Games Topics: Sports and martial arts Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group Version: 1.0 Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

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• ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
• PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
• OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
• NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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• Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
• Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
• Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
• Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
• Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
• Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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