Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?



TV game show makes smooth transition to small screen.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Whether they watch the TV show or not, kids can pick up the app quickly. Every round has questions ranging from first to fifth grade in difficulty so everyone can probably get at least a few right.

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The app links to Ice Age and Family Guy games.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this TV show-based game is fun, educational and suitable for all ages.

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Kids who enjoy testing their knowledge will love this game. They get to be the adult who must call on smart fifth-graders to help answer questions about school subjects. Some questions are easy, others hard, many deliberately tricky. The theme music and presentation are slick and exciting, just like the TV show, and the game moves along fast culminating in the opportunity to win a virtual $1 million. The game is single player but kids and parents can have fun playing it together.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Release date:February 24, 2010
Category:Family Games

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK 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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