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Arrrr—who doesn't like to talk like a pirate? Nobody, that's who! Little buccaneers can practice math basics as they pick out answers to math problems in the form of pirate's booty.
Problems appear at the bottom of the screen and players tap the spinning jewels that represent right answers and place them in the treasure chest. There are twelve levels of difficulty for each skill—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Swashbucklers work their way through the levels and move along a treasure "map" that leads to a secret reward. The pirate narrator is great fun and sounds sufficiently stern as he guides you along and warns, “You can't skip levels, matey!” The problem sets are solid, but you have to be nimble to nab the frantically spinning pieces of treasure.
There's a lot of room to grow with the multiple levels of difficulty. Your student will stay motivated while having a blast with his pirate pal. This app is simple enough for a third grader to use without parental or teacher supervision.
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"Improve mental math skills with competitive, no-frills math drills!"
"This fun, competitive app helps kids master basic mental math skills."
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