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Manic Math

Educational Value:
Fun Factor:
Skills:Multiplication, Division, Pre-Algebra, Factoring, Math Facts, Subtraction, Times Tables, Addition

What we like best:

Gameplay is simple, but on-par with some of the most popular video games out there today. Truly an app that makes learning fun.

What you should know:

Manic Math's interface isn't quite as intuitive as it could be; it takes a few trial-and-error sessions to figure out how to navigate the app.
Full Review:

The pressure's on! This supercharged math game is a fast-paced drill disguised as a classic arcarde-style game that kids (and even adults!) won't be able to stop playing.

The name of the game is to review basic math facts in reverse: the clock starts, and players are given an “objective” number as a series of other numbers and operations rain from the top of the screen. Your mission: find as many factors and/or solve for as many variables as you can before the clock runs out! To mix up the gameplay a little bit, special surprises are sandwiched in between the numbers to help you along the way: the clock stops the flow of numbers for a moment, and the present gives you strong hints.

Sound easy? The better you do, the more the pace picks up. Move as fast as you can, or you'll end up with a bewildering pile of numbers and operations. While you're doing all this, you need to collect as many trophies and medals as possible to up your score! It's a lot to take in on the first few go-rounds, but once you get the hang of it, the game is fun, frantic and thoroughly addicting.

Teacher Features:
Multi-player function good for classroom free play.
Reviewed 2012-10-05 on iPad iOS5 by Jody Amable

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Price:Free - $1.04
Grade:Fourth Grade
Topic:Math
Platform:Apple, Android
Publisher:Bica Games
Standards:Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.