What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
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.
|Subjects:||Math: estimation, measurement|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: logic, part-whole relationships, thinking critically|
|Release date:||July 10, 2013|
|Topics:||Numbers and letters|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 6.0 or later|