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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Monsters dance their way through kids' math practice.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 4+

My 5 year old does multiplication because of MathTango!

It's the best game he's found on his Amazon tablet and it's amazing! At first it took a lot of coaching and reading, but now he knows what most of the things day just by pattern recognition, and at 5 he's able to do addition, subtraction and multiplication, mostly because he loves the game and wants to be able to play more of it without help. We used dice to teach him basics of addition, subtraction and multiplication, then I created him a times table and now he knows factors of 0,1,2,3,5 and 10 and he's leaning everything in between very quickly, it's awesome!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 5+

Very good

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (2):

This math game is the ideal combination of straightforward math practice with straight-up cuteness and fun. Kids can often become bored with math drills, but MathTango turns repetitive practice into a challenge as kids work to get more monsters, decorate an island or star base, and level up. As kids move into higher levels, the challenges become more difficult (kids can get in-app hints and tips, if needed). On the downside, some levels can take quite a long time to complete, so some kids may get frustrated or bored. And the limited mechanics of moving the blocks might also frustrate some kids; it would be great to have more freedom of placement. Also, if your kid loves MathTango and wants to progress through all levels, be prepared to subscribe for the complete version, or they'll have to end the fun before the game is done.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, division, multiplication, subtraction
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (seven-day trial, then $7.99/mo., $49.99/year)
  • Release date: January 26, 2018
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: Originator Inc.
  • Version: 10.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
  • Last updated: January 21, 2021

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