A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
To play MATH NINJA AR, tap Start and find a flat surface with open space on which to view the AR field. Choose the easy, medium, or hard level. Align your field of vision with the area outlined by a blue box and search for the correct answer to the addition facts problem that's rotating on the screen above the village. Find the villager who is holding the answer to the problem, and tap on him or her. To view your collection, tap Collection.
Is it any good?
For some kids, this app will be such a fun experience that they'll forget that they're practicing math, but for others, it may be so overwhelming that they won't be able to practice math at all. Knowing how much stimulation your kid can handle while reviewing their addition facts will be essential as you decide whether to download Math Ninja AR for them. The AR feature adds an engaging novelty to basic math practice, but it's also important that it doesn't overshadow the focus on memorizing addition facts and solving basic addition problems.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about whether the augmented reality feature on Math Ninja AR helps or detracts from the addition practice for your kid. Are the fun parts of this app helpful for practicing addition facts or do they make it more difficult to focus on math?
As kids move up the levels on this app to double-digit addition problems, talk about ways to guesstimate rather than just guess. Encourage your kid to think about the problem rather than randomly tap answers.
This app is limited to addition practice. If your kid needs practice in more areas of basic math, check out our grade-based math apps lists.
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