Quick Brain - Math Riddles

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Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media
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Engaging but pricey practice tool; no individualization.

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Educational Value

Kids get engaging practice and can apply their skills in a variety of ways. Games don't have levels of difficulty and there's no adaptive learning.

Ease of Play

The design is simple enough to allow for easy navigation.

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Link to app stores with no parent gate; users are directed to the app for in-app purchases. It doesn't link to other apps.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Quick Brain - Math Riddles is an education game for iOS and Android devices. Kids try to earn high scores by solving the most math problems in a given amount of time. They can share scores using email or compete with other players by accessing them through Game Center. There are links with no parent gate that take users to the app store. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your kid's 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?

There are six game options in QUICK BRAIN - MATH RIDDLES, all of which involve the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to solve problems. Once they choose a game, kids have a set amount of time to earn as many points as possible. If they get an answer wrong, the game is over. There's a leaderboard where kids can see their ranking, and at the end of a game, they can share their scores using email. Kids can also ask friends on Game Center to compete.

Is it any good?

Several types of games challenge kids to solve problems in different ways, but the lack of individualized options limits the app's learning potential, and the price may be hard to swallow. The variety makes for an engaging experience, and the options to share scores and compete with others are fun. However, since kids can't choose levels and the learning experience doesn't adapt to kids' skills, Quick Brain - Math Riddles isn't suited for targeted practice. It's best for general practice and improving fluency. It would be helpful if users could opt to pause or restart a game rather than wait for time to run out. But, overall, the competitions are a good motivator and may help keep kids interested in math.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about and compare scores on the different games offered by Quick Brain – Math Riddles. Challenge each other to earn the highest score.

  • Talk about the value of practicing math skills and why it's important to use these skills in a variety of ways. For example, using addition to solve equations and to compare the values of equations helps kids apply addition skills to various real-world situations.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Math: addition, division, equations, multiplication, subtraction
  • Price: Free to try
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Three levels free; $3.99 per week for full access ad-free version)
  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 23.90 MB
  • Publisher: Genioworks Consulting & It - Services UG
  • Version: 1.6.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.2 or later; Android varies
  • Last updated: May 18, 2020

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