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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corey says

Addition hint – Memorize the Number Family facts for numbers from 1 – 10.

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Meredith says

0 is the weapon of mass destruction in multiplication.

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Debbie P says

Hint: order matters in division & you can’t divide by 0.

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Division is really multiplication 🙂

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Subtraction is really addition….

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Cori Westphal says

My daughter is learning multiplication right now, and it’s a lot for me! It’s been a long time since I had to multiply something without a calculator! LOL I learned that since the order in which you multiply numbers doesn’t matter, you get the same result, you actually only have to learn half of the entire time table. As in 5×3 is the same as 3×5. Looking at it that way makes me feel better about teaching it to her!

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Brittany Burmester says

0 will take out any number in multiplying. My son would love this

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debbi says

I learned that the order in which you multiply is not important.

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susieqtpies says

I love the hints. I showed this to my 13 year old and she liked the hint “In the language of mathematics the plural of a word is considered to have the same meaning as the singular form.” She said that she has never thought of it that way, which is true. Grammar and Math are truly their own science.

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Linda says

You use multiplication to solve division.

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Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah says

regroup with subtraction. Thanks!

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