A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about numbers and gain number sense. Combining them and dividing them helps kids understand how numbers are formed. Comparing whole Nooms and stacked Nooms lets kids explore size and concepts of bigger, smaller, and equal. The number line helps kids get a sense of how numbers relate to each other, and handing in coins to buy new levels lets kids count backward and see subtraction in action. Completing the puzzles and challenges in DragonBox Numbers requires some creativity, flexible thinking, and problem-solving skills, but kids will likely just enjoy playing with the Nooms.
Ease of Play
Gameplay and navigation are easy to figure out through trial and error, but some levels are confusing because of unclear goals.
Products & Purchases
As they play, kids earn coins, which they can use to "buy" levels, but this has a teaching purpose.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Silly Nooms get kids interacting with and manipulating numbers in this set of creative games. Kahoot! Numbers by DragonBox joins the other games in the DragonBox series as a stellar example of seamlessly incorporating important mathematical concepts into a fun game environment. The three play areas offer a good combination of free exploration and goal-oriented challenges. Though the games purposefully do not have any explicit help, it sometimes feels like a little explanation would actually help avoid confusion. For instance, the Nooms could have some defining feature -- other than height -- that help identify which number they are. Also, the support is inconsistent; for example, sometimes when kids add two Nooms, the number sentence is said aloud ("two plus three, five"), but sometimes it doesn't. Parents can sign up for an account to get reports on what their kids are doing, but that function wasn't up and running at the time of review. In terms of settings, it would be nice to be able to turn the background music off. Despite these minor issues, kids will have fun playing with the Nooms and picking up number sense along the way.
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