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Funexpected Math!

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Creative math games go beyond basic to get kids thinking.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

Great learning app!

My friend showed me this app and I played it with my 3yo daughter. I enjoy looking at how she solves different math tasks. It was hard for me to learn maths at school so I hope my daughter will be good at it.
age 4+


I played this game with my daughter for a bit and I have to say this is the best math app I have ever seen in my life! Very cute characters! It's a collection of different games, and each game begins with elementary tasks, but as you play, they become more and more challenging. Sometimes the game becomes too difficult for my daughter, but she loves it. She is learning lots of math off it.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This activity set is unique and varied enough to help it rise above the overcrowded field of apps that claim to teach foundational math skills. So often these early math apps are repetitive, use tedious choose and tap formulas, and focus on the most rudimentary aspects of math like simple counting or basic shapes. Funexpected Math! does some of that, but it also gets creative with how the material is presented and how kids interact with it. Different activities have kids do different things which helps avoid much of the tedium so common in these kinds of apps. The games also introduce some not-so-common concepts like quadrilaterals in the shapes game or algorithmic paths. That said, not all of the activities shine to the same degree (the Egyptian patterns isn't the most complex), but in general there's a good amount here to engage kids' minds. Also, there are some loose ends that don't entirely get tied up. For instance, it's unclear what affect choosing your kid's age at the beginning has on the game experience. And once you've chosen, you can't change it or add a profile for an additional kid. It's also unclear what the relevance of the different countries is, and it feels a bit sparse to see just a few locations available on a map of the whole world. But overall these issues don't interfere too much with how the app functions or its potential as a learning tool. Perhaps the biggest downside is the subscription model, which can make Funexpected Math! relatively pricey over the long term, but with the promise of a new game each month, it might be worth it if your kid loves it.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, counting, division, geometry, grouping, numbers, patterns, shapes
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (The 24-hour free trial begins automatically; unlock all content for $4.99/month.)
  • Release date: June 25, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: Funexpected LTD
  • Version: 4.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 13, 2020

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