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PopMath Basic Math

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Solve math problems by popping bubbles floating on screen.

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PopMath Basic Math presents the player with four pairs of bubbles, bouncing around in front of various colorful backgrounds. Each bubble has a simple arithmetic problem or a solution; tapping a matching set makes it pop and disappear. After each level, the app reports the time taken and number of mistakes made, and then advances to the next level. The player can select addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or all four at once. There's also a slider for the maximum number allowed, from "Table of 2" to "Table of 12" to "Any number."

The challenge is solving the problems as they move around the screen as quickly as possible, particularly when all four operators are in play at once. Other than increasing the maximum numbers, however, the game does not present any new challenges and children may find it boring after some time.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Math : arithmetic
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, work to achieve goals
  • Release date: December 19, 2009
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: AppBlit LLC
  • Version: 1.7
  • Minimum software requirements: OS 2.2.1 or later; Android 1.6 and up
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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