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Mystery Math Town

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Great math practice with fun story, entertaining characters.

App iPad Paid Education
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Cannot download this

I unfortunately do not own an iPad or iPhone so i was unable to actually purchase this game. It would be brilliant if you could purchase this for any android phone as i think this looks like a very fun mathematical app for children, i know my 7 year old daughter would love playing this game . I would defiantly purchase this app if they bring it out for all androids
age 6+

Great app for learning subtraction

My 7 yr old loves this, and is getting a lot of subtraction practice. Well worth the cost.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Listening to a kid playing Mystery Math Town, parents might not realize right away their kid is working on math because of the guffaws over the witty, sometimes snarky, talking portraits. But interspersed with the laughter, parents may pick up on the sounds of a kid being challenged by the progressively harder math equations as they have to search through the town's houses to find the numbers they need to create and solve problems. The mysterious setting, funny townspeople, and discoveries throughout the houses keep kids engaged, and the math keeps them challenged.

Developer Artgig Apps, also creator of the excellent Marble Math apps, includes great features on Mystery Math, including customization options, a well-done help section with strategy hints, and a kid-friendly, plain-English privacy policy in the app. It does not, however, track progress or data, so it's hard to assess how a kid is doing.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, division, multiplication, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : logic, strategy, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Paid (An iPhone version is also available for $2.99.)
  • Release date: April 3, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
  • Publisher: Artgig Studio
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: October 18, 2019

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