Friday, April 10, 2015

Math App that Makes Practice Fun

We're big fans of the games from Motion Math, and have written before about their games for kids from 2 to 12, which include Hungry Guppy, Hungry Fish, Wings, and Zoom. Now, one of our favorite math game creators has done it again. Match, the latest addition to their stellar line-up of neurologically-based math games, is sure to please both kids and adults.In Match, tiles with either single digits (e.g. 7) or partial number sentences (e.g. 4+2) appear and players must tap the two that show the same quantity. Both correctness and speed will earn points, which go toward in-game prizes. As a student's number skills improve, the game gets more challenging. Match allows kids to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It may be simple enough for a four-year-old to play, but Match provides enough challenge for students in upper elementary school, too.


We love Motion Math's games because they are based on research about the way the brain develops number sense, or numeracy, and Match is no exception. For example, mixed in with digit tiles are tiles with images on them showing a quantity of objects to continually reinforce the link between numerical symbols and actual quantities.

Match is presently available for the iPad for $2.99. Other Motion Math games are available for iPhones as well.

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