At Fun Educational Apps we always like to discover new ways to practice math facts with apps. Quite often, math apps challenge kids by asking them to solve a question such as 3+15=18, where the math sentence is presented in a linear form using all the numbers and signs and kids need to fill in the blank. Today's math app NxtApp 4 Kid is a bit different. Kids need to find the missing number in a number sequence by recognizing the number pattern, and add or subtract the correct number. It uses logic and thinking.
NxtApp 4 Kid: Top fun and challenging math app for iPod, iPhone and iPad
NxtApp 4 Kid offers 5 stages of increasing difficulty. If your kids are just starting additions and subtraction, stage 1 and 2 will allows them to add or subtract 1 at a time. Great practice to learn how to count and master number ordering. With Stage 3 and 4, kids need to observe the pattern and find out which number needs to be added or deducted. With stage 5, kids don’t know which operation comes next. Thus, they will need to find out if they need to add or subtract, find the pattern and then get the right number.
Each stage is a series of 10 questions. The challenge is to get them all right, if you miss one, you will have to start from the beginning again! Each time your scores are saved, so next time kids play they can beat their own record. Add extra challenge and get your kids friends to play and see who get the best score on Game Center!
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We think NxtApp 4 Kid is a top math app. It is original, challenging and engaging. We liked the design and the concept of the number pattern where kids need to think and observe, it keeps them engaged. It offers a great support for math practice and a high replay value. The first levels are easy, but it gets more difficult and more challenging.
Each stages Motivates kids 2 ways. First get 10 answers correct, second you are timed! So each time you play, you can try to beat your score.
The kids at Fun Educational Apps really enjoyed the extra touch. Tap on any animals and you hear the sound they make. It creates an entertaining child friendly environment. They took on the challenge to get 10 answers correct, got frustrated when they made a mistake on question 8 or 9 because they had to start all over, but I must admit it was a great stimulus for them to start again and try to get all 10 stars. It forces them to take the time to think! Friendly challenge that keeps the practice going. Kids learn to take the time to think and for those that like to get 10 stars, it is a great practice.
Overall, another great math app joining Fun Educational Apps list if favorite apps. Easy to use, colourful and kids friendly, it supports kids practice for addition and subtraction in a fun, entertaining and engaging way. Note, if your kids are ready for the next stage, multiplication and division, you may want to check out Nxt App. Another great app that will challenge not only your kids but also yourself!
Are your kids up for the challenge?
NxtApp 4 Kid is available for download via the iTunes App Store.
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