Basic Math with Mathaliens

Educational Value:
Fun Factor:
Skills:Subtraction, Addition, Division, Multiplication

What we like best:

A basic math app that gets the job done, with kooky aliens to boot? Math practice doesn't get much better than that!

What you should know:

The choice of music for this app can get tiresome; also there's no real puzzle to solve or storyline to keep kids engaged.
Full Review:

Meet a math app that's out of this world! Little learners can play Alien Bingo or “hunt” for outer space aliens as they solve basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

Not to worry, going hunting for aliens is not as wild as it sounds. In fact, it's the best option for solid math practice. Little “hunters” are on the clock as they race to solve multiple-choice equations. The catch? As they progress, the timer gets shorter and the number of multiple choice options gets bigger. If they make it to the end, they'll be rewarded with an adorable alien friend.

The interactive characters certainly diffuse the boring-factor of traditional math practice, and kids can choose their own difficulty level, depending on if they're ready for a challenge or just want to get a fun review. Choose easy one-digit problems, or go beyond basic math facts for the harder 2 and 3-digit equations. Keep track of kids' progress by checking the score boards.

Reviewed 2012-10-09 on iPad iOS5 by Ariana Smith

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