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Parents' Guide to

Marble Math Junior

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Younger kids' version of great math app holds its own.

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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Clever math app makes learning fun

I downloaded this app for my 5 year old, and I found that he was able to use it with some caveats: He could only use the first of three levels before it got way over his head, and he could only use the finger dragging method rather than the accelerometer. It's really clever conceptually and brings some kinesthetic elements to learning math that might benefit those kids who have trouble with math concepts or find math confounding/boring.
age 6+
This works super well for my 9 yo, who has used it for several weeks now. She will likely graduate to marble math app from this jr app in a year or two. All the functions work as the expert review states. The other reviewer reported problems with the app that we don't have. It's fun and engaging, but still mostly math. (As opposed to some other games that claim to be math games but kids can almost avoid the math altogether - such as Prodigy.)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

MARBLE MATH JUNIOR is one of the most fun, customizable, and effective math games available for early elementary school-age kids. Moving the marble around the maze while collecting answers and avoiding obstacles is so absorbing that kids easily forget they're practicing math skills like shape recognition, addition, and subtraction. Parents and teachers can customize style of play, skill sets, and levels to make this game more effective and less frustrating for kids. This is high quality math practice that's fun, too.

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