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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Subwords App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Words With Friends 2 App Poster Image
age 13+
Sneaky fun way to boost vocab, spelling skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator Game Poster Image
age 8+
Caffeine-focused sim runs out of energy with slow pacing.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Pictoword Free App Poster Image
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age 8+
Easy puzzles -- but if kids get stuck, they're out of luck.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Math 42 App Poster Image
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age 13+
Incredible step-by-step solving and quizzing tool.
Devices: Android
(2017)
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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(2015)
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Math Blaster Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Early math game limited by age requirements, ads, lag.
Platforms: Facebook
(2015)
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Metrico Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Infographic puzzler has off-the-charts challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Guess the Emoji App Poster Image
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age 13+
Picture puzzles challenge, sometimes too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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2048 App Poster Image
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age 8+
Addictive math-based puzzle game with a focus on strategy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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DigitWhiz Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Math practice focuses on kids' skill levels, then adapts.
URL: http://www.digitwhiz.com/
(2013)
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Get the Math Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
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Sumdog Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Mostly free, mostly fun math games adapt to skill level.
URL: http://www.sumdog.com/
(2013)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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GCFLearnFree - Math Basics Website Poster Image
age 13+
Goodwill turns charitable donations into free math lessons.
URL: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/math
(2012)
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Funschool.com Website Poster Image
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This product is no longer available
age 8+
Impressive array of learning-based games and activities.
URL: http://funschool.kaboose.com
(2012)
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Shockwave Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, free games -- but be prepared for some product plugs.
URL: http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp
(2012)
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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