MathiGo is an educational app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, with, you guessed it, a focus on math ;D. It’s hard to find good educational apps for kids so I was excited to give this one a try. I downloaded the app and handed it over to my seven year old daughter, who is the only one of my children old enough to “get” it. Because she is only seven, she only used the addition and subtraction functions. She really enjoyed it and got a surprising number of questions right. (apparently I don’t pay enough attention to my daughters math skills lol) There are 10 levels for each function getting progressively harder as you advance, for example level one in the addition function is as simple as 1 + 0 = __, while level 10 is more advanced, like 54 + 93 = __. I had a chance to play around with it as well and I found it rather refreshing to challenge my mind to “basic” math equations again. The Number Family mode is even more challenging with equations like 1 + ? = 7 and more complicated as they go. This is truly an app to help your child practice their math skills in a fun app. When you make your purchase here’s what you get:
The MathiGoTM app includes:
Practice: Answer all correctly and move to the next level or jump ahead to a harder level. You select the level an math function. This is NOT a timed mode – allowing users to learn at their own pace.
Mad Minute: Select a math function and game level. You have 1 minute to answer as many questions as possible.
Game: The mode will ask questions like ? x 2 = 4 or 6 ÷ ? = 2. This is NOT a timed mode.
Quiz: Just like school…How many math problems can you get right? Unlike school, our math tutor is not timed.
Number Family: Select a number from 1 – 12. All equations involve that number and used on the addition and subtraction functions. This important mode provides the building blocks for solving all math problems and performing mental math.
Musical reward and animation at completion of each level.
Settings allow you to turn off sound and adjust Mad Minute timing.
Optional score keeping for each lesson.
Check out their site for additional math hints to help improve your mental math abilities. MathiGo is available in the Apple App store for $1.99, if you’re unsure if this is the app you need/want they just recently released a MathiGo Lite which only includes the Addition and Subtraction functions with the Mad Minute and Practice modes. Check them out, I think you’ll like them.
If you just want to practice your mental math or if your child is struggling, this is the perfect app to brush up on your skills.
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