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Yodel Oh! Math Mountain is a fast-paced app that reinforces basic math facts. The game format is an excellent way to increase your child’s math fluency (how automatically he recalls math facts). As an adult, I like the clear, step- by-step directions, although kids will only need to watch someone play it for two minutes and be good to go. After a while, I found the calliope music repetitive, but my student testers did not seem bothered by it at all. (I even saw one of them tapping his fingers to the rhythm.) They like the fact that the game moves quickly; a new fact is presented every few seconds. The faster a child can scan the answers and choose the right one, the higher the score. At the same time, he needs to keep an eagle eye out for bonus signs and balloons. Here’s another hint: two-handed play earns points faster.
Yodel Oh! Math Mountain covers all four operations- addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. A game can last anywhere from less than three minutes to more than ten minutes, depending on the child’s skill level. This sensational app is great for kids who tend to be competitive. After they're finished, they can compare their scores with those listed on the High Score Board. Fun Educational Apps gives Yodel Oh! Math Mountain a Top Pick because it makes learning those pesky math facts more fun.
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Julie Peterson is a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14. She finds the iPad is a phenomenal tool for teaching kids a wide range of subjects, including math.
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