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Smartick - Math for Children

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Super, subscription-based adaptive math practice.

App iPad, Chromebook Free to try Education
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age 4+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 5+

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If your child is like mine and enjoys Minecraft or Nintendo's Animal Crossing, then he/she will love Smartick program. The more you work on the program, more "ticks" you receive. With that ticks, kids can purchase items to furnish their own house. It is such a fun feature that keeps motivating my child to do the program daily. It is 15 min a day and my child did the program as soon as she wake up every single day for the last whole year. That never happened with any other program, so it is something. You can get 25% off using the promo code: MARIC4BY8500

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age 4+

Fantastic app

We’ve been using this app for 2 years and couldn’t be happier with it. My boy enjoys doing his maths and it’s never seen as a chore. He’s so far ahead of what he’s doing at school it’s really unbelievable (he doesn’t even think he does maths at school yet as all they do is add numbers from 1 to 10, circling the biggest quantity and other very basic stuff. in smartick he’s adding with carrying and doing fractions and multiplications. He’s in first class, 7 years old!) Sure, it’s a bit pricey but so worth it. And look, it you were paying for after school classes it would be more expensive. Also, if you want a 25% discount off your first subscription you can use this code: SYDNA8C36491

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (11):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The app delivers on depth and breadth of math problem types for the subscription cost. Combine that with the amount of information shared with parents after kids use the tool, and you have a winning combination. The gamelike features built in to each part of the app also encourage a love of learning math in even the most hesitant kid. For many problems, the tool will read the question and answer choices to kids, which can be incredibly helpful for those who struggle with reading word problems or reading directions carefully. One piece that may be missing is the opportunity for kids to see their mistakes and decide how they could fix them. If kids answer a question incorrectly, the correct solution pops up immediately, but it doesn't detail how kids got to their wrong answer, which is an important step in the learning process.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad, Chromebook
  • Subjects: Math: addition, algebra, arithmetic, fractions, measurement, patterns, subtraction
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($50/mo., $90/two months, $135/three months)
  • Release date: March 15, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Smartick
  • Version: 1.8.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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