Math Workout

Common Sense Media says

Daily math practice app mixes it up with variety of levels.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Overall, the interface is intuitive. Kids may struggle a bit with finding the numbers on the keypads quickly as some games place them in different positions.

Violence & scariness

In Math Blaster Challenge, kids shoot correct answers out of a starry sky.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The free version includes ads at the bottom of every screen. The paid version is ad-free.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Kids can take the Online World Challenge and see top scores for the day and share their score. Players are encouraged not to type anything they don't want to make public.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Math Workout is an educational app that makes daily math skills practice easy and fun. Kids can practice addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, work on speed or fluency, and take advanced challenges. The app includes times table practice. The paid version of the app tracks scores and progress for up to six players and is ad-free.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • addition
  • division
  • multiplication
  • subtraction

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • memorization
  • problem solving

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Primary colors are pleasant but not distracting. Kids can choose a variety of quiz formats or play the arcade-like game for math practice.

Learning Approach

The app offers practice with all four operations plus combined operations. The levels of challenge are suitable for many abilities, and daily practice promotes real, deep learning.

Support

Focus here is all about "skill and drill," not so much about instruction, but help is available if needed.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • addition
  • division
  • multiplication
  • subtraction

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • memorization
  • problem solving

Kids can learn to quickly recall math facts, from addition and subtraction to multiplication and division. They'll complete timed quizzes and have a 5-second penalty added to their time for incorrect answers. The app combines the best of flash cards and timed pencil-and-paper quizzes and progress charts into one convenient app. The user interface is clean and straightforward. Kids will find it easy to practice their math facts daily, and parents will appreciate the portability and progress tracking.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

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What's it about?

Kids answer math problems as quickly as possible to build speed and fluency. They can choose addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, or mixed function quizzes. They can play an arcade-like challenge called "Math Blaster," or take advanced challenges like "The Brain Cruncher" where they answer a multiple-part math problem using various operations, or complete the "Online World Challenge" to try to beat the daily high score. The options menu includes two additional areas of practice: a verbal math quiz and multiplication tables practice.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Math Workout encourages kids before and after each game to practice their math skills daily or to exercise their brain once a day. The app makes that practice easy to do anywhere, anytime. Kids get immediate feedback on right and wrong answers along with their completion time for each workout. And the variety of levels will keep kids challenged for years of skills development. 

Families can talk about...

  • Encourage kids to complete daily math practice using the app and look over their progress chart with them. Encourage them to explore other challenges in the app.

  • Create a paper-and-pencil quiz for your kid. Review the answers together and discuss which type of practice they found more effective.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free-$1.99
Pricing structure:Free to Try, Paid
Release date:December 28, 2012
Category:Educational Games
Size:1.10 MB
Publisher:Workout Games Ltd.
Version:1.7
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.6 and up; iOS 3.0 or later

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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