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The Unknown Number: Puzzle Math Arcade Game

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Unique math game lacks instruction, may leave kids puzzled.

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Kids will have fun completing the puzzles, but they won't get much instructional guidance, so concrete learning could take a back seat. For example, it might be hard for kids to progress from simple addition equations to more complex, multi-operational equations with negative numbers. Also, the logistics of the game change slightly with each level; reminding players of the basic strategy through a help button might ease possible frustration.The game could be greatly improved by adding some detailed instructional screens before each new level and hints that are accessible while kids play.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, arithmetic, equations, multiplication, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : logic, part-whole relationships, solving puzzles, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 6, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Keith Patterson
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 27, 2016

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