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Number Run

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Math practice has promise but could be more fun.

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This math practice app is a cute alternative to flash cards and boring number drills, but it doesn't add as much fun as it could. Number Run changes things up from other math drills in that there's a hint of adventure in the mix. Unfortunately, it doesn't deliver much on that promise. The obstacles feel repetitive and the adventure is minimal. Kids earn power-ups, but can't choose when/how to use them, and there's no strategy other than getting your math answers right. The training mode is helpful for kids who are practicing a specific set of skills and so kids aren't faced with drills that are beyond their education. As the game progresses to harder problems with two-digit answers, the time to answer before hitting an obstacle doesn't increase. This leads to increased pressure/stress to answer. There are also no statistics to track how kids progress over time. Number Run does drill kids and may inspire them to properly memorize their facts, but it could use a bit more polish of its own.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, division, multiplication, subtraction
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: December 22, 2019
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: Ignacio Schiefelbein
  • Version: 1.57
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: April 29, 2019

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