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What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can practice completing addition and subtraction equations. They should find their sweet spot with multiple difficulty levels and response options, and then can amp up the challenge as they get more comfortable with the equations. They can see the problems they got wrong when a level is over, though there's no explanation or instruction.
Ease of Play
Play is simple and straightforward, but there's no tutorial or examples of what the different ability levels mean.
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Is It Any Good?
Super-simplistic gameplay is somewhat balanced by customization options and a few nice learning supports in this alien math adventure. With varying levels of difficulty and response choices, kids have options to fit their skill level. However, it's hard to tell what's meant by "Simple" or ""Super Hard" without any examples. At the end of each level, kids can see equations they didn't answer correctly on the first try, but there's no explanation or instruction. The number line is also a nice touch for kids who do better when they can visualize numbers, but it's not there in the harder levels. Overall, the repetition and superficial coverage don't take full advantage of the screen. Though the alien theme is cute, and the burps will likely give kids the giggles, endlessly completing equations is rote practice and just as easily accomplished on paper. And beware the burps, as that section is separate from the math and doesn't include prices, which would be applied practice. Yet, for parents looking for simple, straightforward addition and subtraction drills, Astro Nora: Addition & Subtraction maths for 4-7 year olds has enough customization choices to make it a decent option.
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