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Numerico

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Tricky equations encourage math engagement.

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Educational Value

Kids can practice their arithmetic skills, while also developing logic and problem solving skills. 

Ease of Play

Not as responsive as it could be and no hints are available.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Numerico is a number puzzle involving crossword-style layouts. Kids will need to understand/calculate mathematical symbols/operations through division. There are no hints available if a player gets stuck, so kids will also need to have the patience to keep trying. The app doesn't always respond as expected when swapping tiles, which can also be frustrating. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

NUMERICO asks kids to swap numbers and mathematical operators to solve crossword-style puzzles so that all of the equations shown are correct. There are 40 levels that start with basic equalities and grow to more complex multi-step equations. The puzzles are straightforward ; all of the elements are provided wth some pieces locked in place. Other pieces must be swapped to obtain the solution. Kids will need to understand addition, subtraction, multiplication, and inequalities. Some of the numbers are double-digit. There is no help available and each level must be completed before the next level is unlocked.

Is it any good?

Kids who enjoy math, puzzles, and some brain-twisting challenges will enjoy this simple app. Numerico becomes more and more devious as you progress, so it's not a good fit for kids who are easily frustrated. It's also relatively short. Lastly, it's not quite as responsive as it could be when it comes to swapping tiles. Those complaints aside, it's a fun way to practice math skills and will be difficult enough to engage adults as well as kids. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about math and order of operations, and then create math puzzles for each other in the style of Numerico. What are some other ways we can play games with numbers?

  • Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn?

App details

  • Device: Android
  • Subjects: Math: arithmetic, equations, multiplication
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: deduction, logic, solving puzzles
  • Price: Paid
  • Pricing structure: Paid ($1.99)
  • Release date: July 2, 2019
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Size: 19.00 MB
  • Publisher: Mental Lab Games
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: September 30, 2019

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