Parents' Guide to

Personal Trainer: Math

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Not really a game, but a fun way to drill math facts.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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This game is pretty dry and not as engaging as other brain-training games like Big Brain Academy or Brain Age. But compared to math flash cards, this method is more fun because the math drills vary. The video game format helps to take some of the drudgery out of memorizing math facts. And it is helpful that the game keeps track of how you are doing and records your daily testing on a calendar.

The writing recognition software works pretty well, but occasionally your scores will get bogged down because the game fails to recognize your handwriting even though you wrote a correct response.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: January 12, 2009
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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