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What parents need to know
What's it about?
KING OF MATH JUNIOR is a set of drill-style worksheets that are organized by content. Each set of worksheets is called a book, and each book contains nine chapters. Kids have to earn a minimal score to unlock a chapter and move on to the next. As kids continue to earn points for correct answers, they earn stars and level up their characters from farmers to more powerful members of the virtual medieval society. It's fun for kids to take on these roles, and the math content ranges from basic counting and addition to more advanced concepts such as multiplication, division, and fractions. The game links with Game Center, but this setting can be turned off. A free version of the app is available, but it only contains three sets of worksheets (Counting, Addition, and Subtraction) compared to 10 in the full paid version.
Is it any good?
The unique setting of a virtual medieval society is a fun and engaging way to get kids to practice important math skills. One of the best features of this game is that each skill is presented in a different way. For example, kids practice fraction skills using circle models, bar models, and number lines. The reward system is motivating, and a wide range of content is covered. It would be great to see a way to track kids' learning progress; a report might show how many problems kids got wrong in specific content areas, and a comparative report could identify strengths and weaknesses. Also, math drills alone aren't the most innovative way to get kids practicing math, but the added features are just motivating enough to make this an interesting way to bolster skills.
Talk to your kids about ...
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Math: addition, counting, division, fractions, geometry, measurement, multiplication, numbers, subtraction
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, memorization, part-whole relationships, solving puzzles, thinking critically
- Price: $2.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: January 25, 2015
- Category: Education
- Size: 46.60 MB
- Publisher: Oddrobo Software AB
- Version: 1.1.13 iOS, 1.0.3 Android
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android 2.2 and up
- Last updated: February 15, 2020
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For kids who love math
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