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Kahoot! Algebra by DragonBox

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 5+

Kids "get" the rules quickly and are engaged

Both my 6 and 8 year old were quickly solving for "x" within a few minutes and with minimal guidance from me. I have always maintained that Common Core standards saying that kids should do algebra very young are inappropriate. However, when presented like this, the kids understand the basics. When presented with the real stuff later, playing this game will make it seem less like a foreign language. I think we paid $6 for this and it is worth the money! Try the geometry one too...very addictive!
age 18+

Very disappointing

I've read the reviews for the app as well as above and got the app for my daughters. It's unique - and unfortunately not constructive for long term learning - it teaches the mechanics of doing the math - great if you just want your child to go through the motions of doing math, but it doesn't teach the concepts behind the math so the child actually understands what they're doing and why they're doing it. Apparently nice graphics and a unique approach is good enough for people to think something is revolutionary, unfortunately the "new math" approach where the child doesn't know why they're doing something isn't teaching them the skills they can then apply to math and other concepts. Really disappointing that the reviewer and parents who give it positive reviews don't get this - a true waste of $10.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is an app that is truly educational, rather than one that depends on an existing knowledge of the subject it purports to teach. Kahoot! Algebra by DragonBox is not simply an interactive flash card app with multimedia bells and whistles thrown in. Learning the mechanics of the game is actually the act of learning concepts needed to solve algebraic equations, but the child doesn't even have to know that.

The algebra is not explicit at the beginning and can be played even with no understanding of basic arithmetic until the final levels of the game. As far as kids are concerned, they are just learning a new type of puzzle game. The equations become more complex as the game progresses, and by the last level they take the form of standard "solve for x" equations. What is most surprising about the app is that young kids can learn fundamental concepts of algebra in a matter of hours.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Math : algebra, equations
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : logic, solving puzzles, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (7-day trial, then $9.99/mo. or $59.99/year. This subscription includes access to all DragonBox products as well as Poio and Kahoot!.)
  • Release date: December 27, 2021
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
  • Version: 1.3.42
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: January 24, 2022

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