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Learning Works recommends Mathtopia!

In a remarkably detailed and insightful review:

Mathtopia is a math game that helps with Time Management and Focus, and is recommended to kids ages 5 and up.

I especially appreciate this (bolding is mine)

Mathtopia improves players’ ability to complete short term goals, keeps them from wasting time, and heightens their in-game concentration, as they strive for higher scores, faster times, and more correct answers.

Source: LearningWorksforKids.com

Math Learning in the Summer and a Few Thank Yous

Keep Math Facts Fresh Over the Summer

With summer vacations from school starting, its time to load the family devices with math fact games that keep facts fresh. !!! Check out our guest blog on Edshelf: Facts. Facts. Apps! We tell you about a couple of the ones the kids in our house actually enjoy using. Because when the goal is practice, it doesn’t matter what an app is rated, what matters is that your kids will use it over and over and over again.

Thank Yous!!

We always love to thank those of you who have given us a kind mention (and we love to learn from those of you who have harder feedback)!

In that spirit, thanks to David Kapuler of Technology Tidbits who compares us to Candy Crush and says he “highly recommends checking out Mathtopia”.

And thanks to Learning Works for Kids, which has a great site that evaluates apps based on thinking and academic skills used. I’ve used their tools to find a best fit app for children in our house.

Learning Works for Kids gave Mathtopia an LQ of 8.7 out of ten, with a brain grade of 9 and a fun grade of 8.4. Given our subject matter, math facts, we are pretty proud of those numbers.

Learning Works for Kids says “Mathtopia combines fun, competition and math practice, making it a highly recommended math game for children ages 5 and older.” We were excited to see that they agreed that we had met our development goal: “Mathtopia improves players’ ability to complete short term goals, keeps them from wasting time, and heightens their in-game concentration, as they strive for higher scores, faster times, and more correct answers.”

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Best,

–The Team

Mathtopia is 2 1/2 times more engaging than "average" educational games!

An interesting statistic about educational apps is that when a kid sits down to use one, she will use an educational game 33% longer than a plain educational app*.

Another interesting statistic… one that we are particularly proud of… when a student sits down with Mathtopia+, they play 2 ½ times longer than other educational games* – and over 3 times longer than a plain educational app.

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Mathtopia+ use is dramatically longer than typical educational apps

It is no mystery, games make learning fun. Games and songs engage kids. After you earn the child’s attention, then you can teach a lesson. That’s the philosophy that drives our product development. That’s why we made the Mathtopia series the most addictive and fun math games for kids. (although we understand a lot of parents like to play too!)

* source = Flurry analytics