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Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media
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Bubbly math practice builds skills and fluency.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn multiplication and division facts up to 100. Some levels begin by showing kids the math facts and prompting them to pop the bubbles to create the math facts themselves. This is good for learning support, but it's more like a review than actual instruction. Earning points helps motivate kids to work quickly, which is an important skill when it comes to math and taking assessments. There's no feedback for incorrect answers other than the bubbles not popping. Impoppable focuses on practice and on building fluency rather than instruction, so kids should have some general knowledge of basic multiplication and division skills before playing.

Ease of Play

Bright, colorful icons and bubbles make navigation seamless. Several levels start with a basic tutorial to help kids with gameplay and strategy.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Impoppable is a free math game that helps kids practice multiplication and division skills. Kids have to race the clock to pop numbered bubbles that form math facts. For example, kids might have to pop bubbles with the number 5 and the number 2 on them and then pop a bubble with the number 10 on it. This forms the math fact 5 x 2 = 10. Kids also could tap 10, then 2, then 5, to make the math fact 10 ÷ 2 = 5. The game itself is fairly simple, but popping the bubbles is a fun way to practice essential skills.

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What's it about?

Kids begin IMPOPPABLE with a basic level that walks them through gameplay using multiplication and division with the numbers 2, 5, and 10. Once they learn how to play, kids start popping to make math facts, earning points as they go. The numbers 4 and 8 also are included in the early levels to add a little challenge. Levels become increasingly difficult and reach facts with products up to 100. Some levels include special challenges such as, "Don't let the screen fill up with bubbles," and other levels include special bubbles worth extra points.

Is it any good?

Impoppable challenges kids to work quickly and accurately as they practice fundamental multiplication and division skills. It's extremely easy to navigate, and gameplay is very straightforward, so kids can jump right in and start practicing. Popping the bubbles and trying to improve scores can be quite addictive, but doing the same thing could get a little redundant after several levels. For this reason, the game is probably best in small doses.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about multiplication and division and why they're important in our daily lives. When do we use multiplication? How do we use division?

  • Review times tables for extra practice, and relate multiplication to division. For example, if kids know that 6 x 5 = 30, then they can learn that 30 ÷ 5 = 6. Some math programs call these number families or number bonds.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: division, equations, multiplication
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, strategy
    Self-Direction: working efficiently
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 26, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 50.30 MB
  • Publisher: Zearn, Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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