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Math Puppy: Bingo Challenge

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Skills:Subtraction, Addition, Division, Multiplication

What we like best:

This is a solid choice for basic math review

What you should know:

Graphics are simplistic and the narrator's English accent may be difficult for younger kids to understand.
Full Review:

Sit, stay, and subtract! Math Puppy: Bingo Challenge is a cute math-based app that challenges kids to both basic computation and a Bingo-style game for better math comprehension.

Choose the Challenge setting to cycle through some simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations, and enter the Bingo level to engage in a game of math-based bingo. When a question is answered correctly, your Math Puppy jumps, barks and fills the square—but if she gets it wrong, an X appears instead. Before you play, you can set it to easy, medium or hard depending on your child's skill level. This app is great for basic math reinforcement, but it's definitely aimed at girls: the pastel colors, the chirpy female narrator, and the cast of cuddly characters may be a turn-off for boys or for girls who prefer scaly and slimy.

Overall, Math Puppy is good for teaching the basics, but if you've already found a “2+1=?”-style app that your kid can't get enough of, it may not be a worthwhile use of your iPad.

Reviewed 2012-10-11 on iPad iOS5 by Jody Amable

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Platform:Apple
Publisher:Kids Games Club
Standards:Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.