What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Marble Math makes practicing math fun for kids. While it may not seem like they're working on math as they move a marble through various mazes, kids are practicing a multitude of math and critical thinking skills in order to answer the given challenges. Customization options allow multiple kids to save their scores and settings. Designed for ages 9-12, this version moves much more quickly and has more challenging obstacles than the Marble Math Junior version.
What's it about?
Kids choose their level (easy, medium, or hard) and how they want to play (drag the marble with their finger or roll it by tilting the device). Kids or parents can also customize questions to focus on specific skills or other currencies. Math problems appear at the top of the screen, such as "Collect fractions that add up to 2," and kids navigate through the maze with their marble to pick up answers to the problem. Kids can tap the "show me" button to see the correct maze pattern and math answer.
Is it any good?
MARBLE MATH is one of the most fun, customizable, and effective math games available for older elementary school-age kids. Moving the marble around the maze while collecting answers and avoiding obstacles is so absorbing that kids easily forget they're practicing math skills like fractions, decimals, and Roman numerals. As kids solve increasingly difficult math problems and move through challenging mazes, they earn points and new marbles to keep them motivated. Marble Math is an engaging, sticky way for kids to practice math skills.
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|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire|
|Subjects:||Math: addition, division, equations, fractions, money, multiplication, numbers, sequences, subtraction|
|Skills:||Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles |
Thinking & Reasoning: solving puzzles, strategy, thinking critically
|Release date:||March 29, 2013|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up|