What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that BugMath is an early elementary, math-based education app that teaches counting, addition, subtraction, ordering, and matching through tapping, tracing, and dragging on the screen. Some of the controls aren't as intuitive as you might expect, and it is easy to complete the five parts of this game in one sitting. The colorful bugs will be appealing to kids, however, and the math concepts are sound.
What's it about?
Alien Ug-ug has crashed his spaceship on a planet full of bugs. Kids count bugs, zap bugs, match bugs, order bugs by size, and practice addition and subtraction. The game is based upon the Singapore Math method, which relies on pictures to teach math at early levels. The bugs serve as those pictures. Kids are rewarded with stickers after completing each section.
Is it any good?
BUGMATH will help your early elementary kids practice their basic math skills in a fun and interactive way. It teaches solid concepts in a number of early math areas, and the arcade-like gameplay is exciting for kids. However, there are limited levels available and some of the controls need improvement. Still, practicing the available levels repeatedly will help drill your kids on counting to 100, even numbers, odd numbers, arithmetic, and more. The premise of this game is that a creature named Ug-ug has crash-landed his ship on a planet inhabited by bugs. He earns stickers for his space ship with each game that is completed. Kids help him work his way through the games by counting to 100, counting even and odd numbers to 100, writing digits and words for numbers 11 to 20, putting bugs in order by size and number, adding and subtracting, and matching by memory.
Families can talk about...
Count things together -- grapes at snack time, steps on a staircase, etc.
Point out instances when you use basic math with your kid in everyday life: while cooking, driving, or paying for an item with cash.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android|
|Subjects:||Math: addition, counting, numbers|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, problem solving, thinking critically|
|Release date:||November 21, 2010|
|Publisher:||Zixxe Pte. Ltd.|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.0 or later; Android 1.5 and up|