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Gimble the Happy Tree Frog

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet story seamlessly integrates complex math concepts.

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This sweet eBook gets kids engaged in using math in a creative, baked-in way. As Gimble works on planning his friend's surprise pizza party, kids find themselves counting and tallying the number of guests, working with fractions to determine how many pizzas to buy, and more. The math works well in the story and should easily engage kids who love math as well as kids who don't. Some of the math concepts are a bit complex and with no explanation or scaffolding, kids may guess the right answer (or get there by trial and error) without really understanding what they're doing. Through the narrative and graphics are right on for the target age range, the developer's could have done without the non math-related interactive animations. Kids can tap on some pages to see a little animation. But, not all pages have an animation, and it's not obvious which ones have it and which don't, so it can be quite distracting. It also feels a bit awkward to advance pages with an arrow icon on the side of the screen. However, overall, Gimble the Happy Tree Frog offers a nice integration of math concepts in an engaging story.

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