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By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Versatile but not-so-exciting early math practice.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

This can be addicting!

This app can become addicting for kids and parents with its sneaky simplicity. The levels gradually increase in difficulty making it a great learning and review app.

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Educational value

Is It Any Good?

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Mathigo could be a great app for students who want to practice their arithmetic skills. But therein lies the problem -- most students don't want to spend extra time doing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems, and the app doesn't really offer much in the way of incentives. The functionality of the app is fine; there are various ways to choose which functions to practice and what difficulty level to use. However, the app looks a lot like a calculator with a problem at the top: entering in the correct answer and then getting a score isn't the most exciting prospect for kids used to more engagement.

There is some good news, though: students can use Mathigo to get immediate feedback. They'll know whether an answer is right or wrong as they work through the problems. The bad news is that the app may not hold their attention without some external incentives.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, division, multiplication, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information
  • Release date: March 21, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Mathigo
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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