10monkeys Multiplication by 10monkeys.com Ltd – Review

10monkeys Multiplication by 10monkeys.com Ltd – Review


What we love…

Fun and addictive gameplay that speeds up the learning and memorization of times tables.

What we’d love to see…

The 11 and 12 times tables included.

Summary

A must-have multiplication tables trainer app that is fun for both adults and kids!

Our Rating

A new addiction is here! 10monkeys Multiplication by 10monkeys.com Ltd (an online Math learning website for kids) is so much fun and addictive, I couldn’t put it down! Thanks to the app, I am now a times table expert, I just need to see the two factors and I instantly know the answer!

 

 

 

 

 

In 10monkeys Multiplication, kids have to free 10 monkeys trapped in a tree, in an arcade-style game using their multiplication skills. There are 10 game levels in the app, each corresponding to a monkey and a times table (2 to 10) or a combination of the 1-10 times tables. Starting from the 2 times table, players free a monkey as they earn sufficient points to unlock each level. The games are slightly different from each other – some are timed, others give you 3 lives; some have fixed targets while others’ are moving. The gameplay gets harder and faster as the player collects more points. Players get bonus points for special moves and high scorers can leave their names on the global leaderboards for each game level.

Gone are the days (I do hope) when students had to memorize the multiplication tables without understanding what they all mean. Our kids need to understand that multiplication is the sum of groups of the same quantity. That said, they still need to know the times tables by heart in order to do their Math fast. Remembering the times tables just makes their life so much easier, if not a necessity.

In this app, your child can start by memorizing or revising the times tables (included in the app) before playing. Here, the order of the factors in the times tables is the reverse of the norm. For example, in the 7 times table, it’s 1×7, 2×7, 3×7 etc. instead of 7×1, 7×2, 7×3, etc. While this makes no difference to the product (answer), the app gives your child another way of looking at times tables. Knowing that 4 x 7 is the same as 7 x 4 and similarly for all, cuts the memory work by half!

20130718-164028.jpg10monkeys Multiplication has great 3D graphics and sound effects. There is also a calming forest sound in the background which you can turn off in the settings, if you wish. Check out the game tutorial too if you want to score. Besides having your times tables at your fingertips (literally), you will need strategy and fast hand-eye coordination as well.  Try it yourself, this app is fun for both kids and adults alike. I really enjoyed beating my own highscores and climbing up the global leaderboards. Check out my achievement on the mixed times tables game ranking!

The app’s exciting and competitive gameplay will have your child keep coming back to it and he will master his times tables in no time. It is free for a limited time so you and your child can start playing right away. Get it now and have fun!

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10monkeys Multiplication 10monkeys Multiplication by 10monkeys.com Ltd
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 35.42 MB

$2.99USD

NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

 

 

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.
 Art Class with Dr. Panda by Dr. Panda – Review

Art Class with Dr. Panda by Dr. Panda – Review



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Review by Alison

What we love…

great variety of art activities within the app featuring all of your favorite Dr. Panda apps

What we’d love to see…

more markers, crayons and art supplies added within the app as well as a gallery to save all of our creations

Summary

Fantastic addition to the Dr. Panda suite of apps with a wide variety of activities that kept my son entertained for hours!

Our Rating

Art Class with Dr. PandaArt Class with Dr. Panda is the latest addition to the Dr. Panda suite of apps.  This universal app takes kid-art to a whole new level of enjoyment and allows your children to make one of six different art projects with their favorite animals from the Dr. Panda series.  The activities include: making a kite, cutting to make a design, making a pinwheel, making pottery, making a bead design and decorating an object with shapes.  Skills practiced in the app include: fine motor, creative thinking, sequential thinking, creative play and of course FUN!

Hands down,my son said this is his favorite Dr. Panda app!   He loved shaping the pottery on the pottery wheel, watching it get fired in the kiln and the painting it with the rainbow colored paintbrush.    I also loved that the art book hanging on the wall allows your child to choose an activity (from the ones available in the app) as well as choosing an animal at the table.  We had fun with all of the activities in the app – and also really enjoyed the cutting one which required you to fold a piece of paper in a specific way and then make cuts with scissors prior to unfolding it to see your design.  I also thought the hand was helpful to guide children especially for some of the more difficult activities.

The activities included:

Make your own kite which allowed your child to choose from five patterns including: traditional diamond shaped kite, butterfly kite, airplane kite, dragonfly kite, and an angel shaped kite.  You choose your favorite and then decorate it with markers with the shapes transferring using symmetry from one side to the other, put on your favorite tail, attach a design to the string and then you fly it up into the sky while popping or flying past shaped balloons.

Cutting a piece of paper which had you pick a piece of paper from a choice of six different types and fold it according to instructions, cut it, stamp it and then it unfolds to become a piece of artwork.

Pottery Wheel which starts with a piece of clay in a tube that you can make into a design using your fingers.  Once you have made the design, it is fired and you can then decorate it with markers.

Decorating an object – these reminded me of Mister Potato Head where you picked an object and then could decorate it with any variety of eyes, noses, mouths, hair, hats, and even neckties.  This game did require that be placed in the holes and then it came to life and did a dance.

Making a Pinwheel – This was another favorite activity of my son as it involved folding  the paper, selecting a button for the middle to hold it together and then putting “trails” on the outside edges” which would fly when you spun it through the air with your finger.

Bead Objects – no art class would be complete without making a beaded object.  In this game, you are presented with three boxes of beads and a small board which highlights where to place the beads.  After placing them, you iron them on and then they turn into an object – my son loved the butterfly!  The one harder thing about this app is that a box lights up where you have to place a bead and sometimes if you were not quick enough it would not allow you to place the bead there.

I would love to see coloring on a piece of paper added as an additional activity – either in a coloring book style page featuring all of the great artwork from Dr. Panda or on a plain piece of paper.  It would also be great if there was a gallery to store your favorite art projects in as currently when you complete them, they are shown on the screen for a moment and then disappear forever.  I’ve started taking camera roll shots of them to save our favorites.  It would also be fun if there were stickers or other art supplies added into the different art activities.

Art Class with Dr. Panda is another great addition to the Dr. Panda suite of apps.  I loved that this app had no mess and allowed my son to do art projects via my iPhone or iPad to his hearts content without having to ask for help.  Check out our reviews of Dr. Panda Teach MeDr. Panda HospitalDr. Panda Veggie GardenDr. Panda’s DaycareDr. Panda Restaurant, and Dr. Panda Supermarket which are all part of this fantastic series of apps.  The app is currently on an introductory sale of $0.99 so be sure to grab it before the price goes up!  This app kept my son entertained for hours, and we have now started doing some of the projects using real paper, art supplies and scissors allowing for a nice carryover of skills.  I also enjoyed hearing my son describe each of his creations after he made them.

Dr. Panda Art Class
Dr. Panda Art Class
by Dr. Panda Ltd

Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 123.17 MB

$2.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
 Mystery Math Town by Artgig Apps – Review &  Giveaway

Mystery Math Town by Artgig Apps – Review & Giveaway



Mystery Math Town mission

What we love…

Plenty of rooms to explore and practice math skills, ability to change skill settings anytime during the game

What we’d love to see…

Division problems, more specific skill settings

Summary

A brilliant math app that has entertaining game play and excellent educational benefits

Our Rating

Reviewed by Fides and Alison

 ReviewArtigig Apps, developer of the award winning apps Marble Math and Marble Math Jr, is sure to have another award winner with their latest app, Mystery Math Town.  Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s  mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time.  This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication.

The first thing to do is to create a player by choosing a name and customizing the avatar’s hair, eyes, nose, and mouth.  Parents can set the skills (addition, subtraction, and/or multiplication)  and levels (0 through 10, 10 through 20, etc.),  as well choose whether or not to include dice and tally mark in the game.  I love that the skill options can be changed anytime during the game, allowing parents to adjust it according to their child’s learning progress.

There are two missions to accomplish in the game.  The first, is to help Mama Firefly find her baby fireflies that were trapped and hidden in jars all over town.  The second is to collect gold coins in order to complete the gallery’s photo collection, preserve the town history, and solve the mystery.

There are 8 houses to explore in Mystery Math Town.  The first house is unlocked. Finding all the hidden fireflies in the house will unlock the next house and so on.  Subsequent houses have more rooms to explore.  In each room are numbers that players collect by tapping on them.  These numbers will be used to solve an equation which will open the door, stairway, or ladder to the next room.  Once the equation pops up, tap on on a number to fill in the answer.  I love that instead of having to find the sum, difference, or product, children must instead figure out which numbers would work as the addends, subtrahends, minuends, multiplicands, or multipliers for the equation.  Not only is this a bit more challenging, but also helps in remembering and retaining math facts.  If players gets stuck, there are 3 lifelines available to use which will allow them to skip a problem.

In future updates, I would like to see division added to the game.  I would also like to be more specific with the skill settings.  For instance, instead of setting it to adding 0 through 10, I would like to be able to set it so that my child will add by 2s, or by 3s, or by 2s and 3s, etc.

This math app is unlike any I have ever seen.  The incredible graphics and the numerous rooms and interactive objects to discover make this app engaging and delightful.  My children, ages 6, 8, and 11, all give Mystery  Math Town a very high thumbs up.  Learning math has never been so much fun!  If I were to describe Mystery Math Town in just one word I would say:  brilliant!  Our parent testers really enjoyed the app as well and found it very engaging.

Mystery Math Town – Artgig Studio

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Mystery Math Town Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio

Price: $3.99 USD

Use your math skills to rescue the fireflies in Mystery Math Town for ages 6 and up.

Best Math App 2014 - Tech with Kids
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Mystery Math Town for iPhone Mystery Math Town for iPhone by Artgig Studio

Price: $2.99 USD

Use your math skills to rescue the fireflies in Mystery Math Town for ages 6 and up.

Best Math App 2014 - Tech with Kids
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Fides and her husband have been married for 16 years. They homeschool their 4 children: two amazing sons and two beautiful daughters. Fides likes to walk and jog outdoors everyday and has as very difficult time resisting a slice of paradise cake.
 DoodleMath (Elementary Math) By EZ Education Ltd – Review

DoodleMath (Elementary Math) By EZ Education Ltd – Review



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What we love…

huge amount of content allows children to practice areas that they may need to work on and a great app to prevent summertime skills loss

What we’d love to see…

a better parent lock to prevent in inadvertent in-app purchases; the “bomb” game needs tweaking to be more child friendly

Summary

Huge amount of educational content with the in-app purchase and the ability to try before you buy ensures the app will be a good fit for your child.

Our Rating

DoodleMath (Elementary Math)DoodleMath (Elementary Math) by EZ Education LTD is a universal app designed for iOS to help your children either sharpen their math skills, maintain them during the summer or learn new skills.  The app begins with an assessment of your child and their understanding of math skills.  The assessment provides a wide range of questions from telling time, to fractions, to addition and subtraction problems allowing the app to understand which skills need to be worked on the most.  It provides feedback during the assessment if the question is interpreted wrongly allowing you to do it again.  The app will provide feedback to parents and allow them to have reports emailed them on a weekly basis with progress. After the assessment is completed a customized program is set for your child with a variety of problems.  Upon answering correctly, your child is awarded a star.  If the child answers incorrectly a buzzer sounds and if they repeatedly get it wrong the question is skipped and you move on to the next one.  Upon successful completion of each set of ten questions, you are provided with a score, accuracy as well as time spent.  There is no timer for the questions, meaning that your child can spend more time on it as necessary to determine the correct answer.   To learn more about the developers and how the app came to be, check out our developer interview with Tom and Nicola.

I think this app provides a lot of content for the $8.99 in app purchase when you consider the cost of a tutor or even workbooks during elementary school.  The doodle stars provide positive reinforcement to your child and the “help” button allows them to have access to targeted help for each type of question.    The questions are engaging and are easy to mix up so that a child doesn’t answer too many of one type and can continue to practice.  This is a great supplement to summertime learning as well as helping your child after completing their traditional homework as it provides instant reinforcement on progress within the app.  After completing each set of math problems children earn doodle stars which can be used to buy accessories for their pets which are chosen at the beginning of the app.  The accessories range from sunglasses, to hats and hair and even shoes.    There is also a doodle section that allows your child to draw free hand in the app as well after completing their work.  I also liked that the problems had different ways to answer it ranging from selecting an object (in fractions), to sorting from smallest to largest, drawing a line from a problem to an answer.  This allows your child to experience problems in a variety of different formats.

In terms of enhancements – I would like to see the in-app purchase protected by a child lock in the parents section after the pin number is set so that  children can not purchase the app in error (it’s a $8.99 In-app purchase for the full program) and additional students are $7.99 in app purchases.  The parent pages also contain external links to Facebook, Twitter and the Internet but are only accessible after setting a four digit pin number.  Parents can also adjust the program in this section to make it harder and easier for children to practice in the parent setting as well.    I did find that the clocks especially were a bit sensitive to touch and if you accidentally double tapped – you had to clear the entire page before being able to continue on.  I would also really like it if the questions were read out loud for children as an option- although at this age we can expect them to be reading.  This setting would be a helpful one in the parent portal.    Parents should have a pencil and scratch paper accessible during the assessment as not all of the problems have an area for your child to write down the math problem and work it out longhand – it would be a great enhancement in the future to have a “scratch paper” option.  The math explosion portion of the app depicts bombs within it and although they are designed to look like cartoons I do not feel they are appropriate for the app and I think the developer should make them more child friendly.  I would also like to see the parent dashboard NOT pop up when you open the app for the first time as sometimes kids open apps before the parents do.  I would also love it if you could transfer the learning program from an iPad to an iPhone while in progress without having to take the assessment a second time.

Bottom line – lots of content within the app to allow your children to learn and refine their math skills.  The app allows you to “try before you buy” to ensure that it will be a good fit for your family before you make the $8.99 in app purchase for your child.  I had fun testing out this app and putting my own math skills to the test.  The app will provide enjoyment as well as education for your child.  This app is a great alternative to static worksheets and the ability to customize the program to your child’s needs means that it will grow with your child and their skills!

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

 

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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