What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- thinking critically
- part-whole relationships
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids are involved in both the question-formation and the question-answering processes. They can provide thumbs-up or -down feedback on questions and take a poll to help develop more games within the app.
Kids learn about and practice estimation firsthand by creating questions. They use a template that has a fill-in-the-blank form, from which they select from preset real-world options to make their questions.
Clear instructions and preloaded choices. If kids' estimations are too far off, they're offered a retry or can completely move on. Tap the "Really?!" tab to view a detailed, mathematical explanation.
What's it about?
Kids start by choosing Solo, Pass & Play, or Game Center-based gameplay in QUESTIMATE!. Then they choose a quest: Intro or Need for Speed (the Amazing Animals and History of Awesome modes need to be unlocked with earned or purchased coins). Next they make a question, based on the options provided. For example, "How many microwave ovens would be as tall as the average couch?" or "How many bars of soap would be as long as a yoga mat?" Players answer but lose a life if the answer is too far off. Kids can tap "Really?!" for more information or move on to creating the next question.
Is it any good?
Innovative, easy to learn, beautiful, and full of fun math-estimation practice, kids will return time and again and be excited about everyday math skills. Generally for mid-elementary to early middle school-age kids, it empowers kids to get involved in both the question-formation and the question-answering processes. For kids to whom estimation doesn't come naturally, there's also a built-in control for errors: If kids' estimations are too far off, they're offered a retry, or they can completely move on, limiting frustration. Also, if they want to know why the answer is what it is, they can tap the "Really?!" tab and view a detailed, mathematical explanation with photos. Kids also can rate the question with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Questimate! is a great-looking, fully engaging math-app experience from question to answer.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about estimation in everyday life for things like size, time, and weight.
Play the Pass & Play version of the game with your kids and talk about your strategy.