Kahoot! Algebra by DragonBox

App review by Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Kids "get" the rules quickly and are engaged

Both my 6 and 8 year old were quickly solving for "x" within a few minutes and with minimal guidance from me. I have always maintained that Common Core standards saying that kids should do algebra very young are inappropriate. However, when presented like this, the kids understand the basics. When presented with the real stuff later, playing this game will make it seem less like a foreign language. I think we paid $6 for this and it is worth the money! Try the geometry one too...very addictive!

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age 18+

Very disappointing

I've read the reviews for the app as well as above and got the app for my daughters. It's unique - and unfortunately not constructive for long term learning - it teaches the mechanics of doing the math - great if you just want your child to go through the motions of doing math, but it doesn't teach the concepts behind the math so the child actually understands what they're doing and why they're doing it. Apparently nice graphics and a unique approach is good enough for people to think something is revolutionary, unfortunately the "new math" approach where the child doesn't know why they're doing something isn't teaching them the skills they can then apply to math and other concepts. Really disappointing that the reviewer and parents who give it positive reviews don't get this - a true waste of $10.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Math: algebra, equations
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, solving puzzles, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (7-day trial, then $9.99/mo. or $59.99/year. This subscription includes access to all DragonBox products as well as Poio and Kahoot!.)
  • Release date: December 27, 2021
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
  • Version: 1.3.42
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: January 24, 2022

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