A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
In LEARN MATH FACTS, kids can practice the following skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers/roots, percentages, fractions, and decimals. There’s an option to mix the arithmetic skills into a single practice session. To start, kids choose a skill, a level, and a practice time. There are three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Practice times are one, two, or three minutes. Answers can be written on the screen or spoken. Two equations are shown at the top of the screen and scroll down for solving, one at a time. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to earn medals by completing challenges, such as “Play 50 games”, “Add: 10 in 1 minute”, and much more.
Is it any good?
This a straightforward game that’s only really useful for practicing skills and building fluency since there’s no built-in learning support. There are levels of difficulty, but the math problems within a selected level don't adapt according to how well kids perform. And, there are no bells and whistles – but that might be just what some kids need. The challenges promote daily practice and motivate kids to set their own goals. The handwriting tool is highly functional with very few glitches, and the option to speak the answers is helpful for mental math practice.
Medals that kids earn are saved. However, the game is set up for only one user. Given that a subscription is required for full access, parents would get much more bang for their buck if the game supported multiple users.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about using Learn Math Facts as a daily practice tool. Help kids choose a challenge each day or week to complete.Then, find ways to take practice offscreen.
Talk about why it’s important to practice math facts. When might kids need to add or subtract quickly? In what kinds of real-world situation might they need to multiply or divide?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Math: addition, division, equations, fractions, multiplication, subtraction
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (seven-day trial; $1.49/mo., $9.99/year)
- Release date: July 5, 2020
- Category: Education
- Size: 8.60 MB
- Publisher: Peekaboo Studios
- Version: 2.0.4
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.0 or later
- Last updated: July 28, 2020
Our editors recommend
For kids who love math practice
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