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Operation Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Secret missions engage and challenge while building fluency.

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age 7+

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age 7+

Finally!

Operation Math is an amazingly immersive app for gaining math fluency without using boring flash cards. My child is dyslexic and challenged with memorization; but we're both motivated! I teach him "tricks," like decomposing numbers and thinking in 10s. He applies these to the training room and the missions. The rewards are well-timed and appropriate. The story is engaging - even the music is easy listening (not your normal video game sounds). As an Educational Psychologist, I recommend this app for every child. My only wish is for gender and ethnic diversity in the spy character.

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Operation Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Speed Drills & Practice Test – Arithmetic Games for Kids puts a clever twist on arithmetic drills. There are more than 100 missions that address three skill levels, so the games work well for a range of abilities. Kids can select missions by operation and by skill level, so practice can be customized. Although they're a necessary part of building fluency, math drills are typically boring and monotonous. However, the spy-themed missions and rewards are fun and will help engage kids. Since there's no instruction or detailed feedback, the games are best for practicing skills kids have already learned.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
  • Subjects: Math: addition, arithmetic, division, multiplication, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, Self-Direction: achieving goals, goal-setting
  • Pricing structure: Paid (Versions of the app are available for Android and iPad for $2.99. An iPhone-compatible version is also available for $.99.)
  • Release date: August 7, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Spinlight Studio
  • Version: 1.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: July 15, 2020

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