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Ice Math Ninjas: ZERO

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fruit Ninja-style app with number focus, cute backstory.

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Ice Math Ninja: ZERO is an addictive and adorable set of arcade style slicing games (think Fruit Ninja) that'll be a blast for kids who need a little extra practice with math facts, but is also great fun for older kids and adults who simply enjoy the gameplay. Kids help Tushka the Polar Bear and Pookie the Penguin (who do not live in the same hemisphere in real life) slice up frozen numbers to preserve the energies of the Icelands. Gameplay keeps kids on their toes scanning for target numbers and avoiding others, and throws in variety with frozen Pookies, gratuitous slicing opportunities, and other bonuses. In all five games, if kids miss or don't work quickly enough, they freeze, but can retry endlessly. Childlike Pookie and Tushka voices provide encouragement and humor throughout.

Unfortunately, there is no way to add greater difficulty with multi-digit numbers, and data is not saved from one session to another. The app lacks games focusing specifically on subtraction and division (for example, a subtraction equivalent for the Antarctic Add game). Explanation of factors is a bit inaccurate, and download size is off the charts. Still, for quick-hit practice Ice Math Ninja: ZERO will get your kid trying and engaged.

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