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Kids can practice arithmetic at their level which can increase math fluency.
Ease of Play
A tutorial gets kids started. The rest is easy to follow, but answers require quick recall.
Violence & Scariness
The avatar throws something at enemies to get them out of the way.
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Is It Any Good?
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.
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