A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can practice addition, part-whole relationships, and critical thinking.
Ease of Play
Very easy to use. Quick tutorial shows the simple tapping that's required to play.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This app's pretty design and relaxing music make the puzzles feel less academic than traditional sudoku puzzles. Hexologic has a way of sucking players in with the first few easy levels. Before you know it, your brain is feeling challenged -- in good ways. One caveat: The level of difficulty on Hexologic's puzzles increases quickly, so be ready to help younger kids as they progress. With some gentle prompting and a few additions of your own, most kids familiar with basic addition will likely be able to work through at least some of the more complex puzzles (but probably not all). Older kids may find this "easy" game suddenly becoming challenging and -- with greater challenge -- even more fun.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
Best Math Games, Websites, and Apps for Kids
Tools to Turn Your Kid into a Math and Science Pro
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate