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Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun, engaging math game great for wide range of abilities.

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It can be difficult to engage and challenge kids in games that reinforce basic math skills. Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math does a great job of doing both. On the beginner levels, dots have four attributes: numerals, smaller mini-dots, color, and size. These attributes help kids determine the value of each dot. For example, a red 4-dot is larger than the 3-dot and includes the numeral 4 and four mini-dots on its face. Younger kids can count dots to add or subtract, eventually figuring out that larger dots represent larger values and smaller dots represent smaller values. As the difficulty level increases, attributes are removed from the dots. On the expert level, only colors are given. Older kids can use more advanced addition and subtraction strategies, along with speed, to earn bonus dots.

Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math is easy enough for young learners to play, but challenging enough to keep older learners engaged. The graphics are pretty simple, but this is one of the more appealing aspects of the app and does not distract from its value at all. Kids young and old will enjoy watching the dot animations when they get a correct answer. Since the math concepts are covered in such a unique way, some follow-up with traditional number sentences would help kids apply what they've learned to situations beyond the game.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, arithmetic, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : problem solving, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: February 20, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: BinaryLabs, Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 16, 2016

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