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### Teacher Reviews

• Joanna Frankel

“Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. ”

Math Magic presents solid, no-frills arithmetic drills, with enough of a spoon full of sugar to potentially get some math-averse kids into the game. Learners can access visual clues if needed, and audio feedback offers congratulations and encouragement. Learners are kept engaged as they progress by increasing difficulty and timed challenges. The bare-bones look and feel may leave some animation-addled tots cold, and some kind of a virtual trophy case in a future upgrade might help keep kids engaged. But for those looking for straightforward math practice, this is a solid choice.

• Rosemary Goss

“Drill and Practice”

Math problems for all four operations are presented in either a timed or untimed mode. With the sound option ON, the user receives praise for correct answers and encouragement to try again when an incorrect answer is given. Four levels of difficulty can be chosen.

• Gail Tonkovich

“Operate it right”

Kids can develop math operation concepts with this app's drill and practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Increasing challenge level and timed rounds that can be set from the menu make for an interesting early learning numeracy experience.

• Jemina Villanueva

“Encouraging math app with simple equations and helpful hints”

A good app for young children working at memorizing their math tables. The child can easily focus on solving simple math equations which are presented in a straightforward manner. Visual clues provide some assistance to those who need it, while a timer function can provide a bit of extra challenge. Might not be appealing to children used to playing animated math games.

### Family Activities

This is great practice for "24" – a game for one to four people. Get a deck of cards and deal out four cards face up in a 2x2 grid. Face cards are worth ten, aces are worth 1. Try to determine if and how the face value of all four cards can come to 24 through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (e.g., if you deal 2, 5, jack and ace: 10/2 = 5; 5x5 = 25; 25-1 = 24). The first person to see the answer smacks the cards, and then has to explain the solution.

Practice numeracy skills with everyday household objects - multiplying the number of people times the pieces of cutlery to be laid on the table, for example.

Parents and kids can try practice and rounds together and discuss operations in real world concepts

Instead of having your child answer math equations, try giving him or her some math word problems that challenges them to listen, analyze and calculate the answer. For the younger children, allow them the use of a pen and paper; for older children, have them process the answer without writing it down.

SmarTots Learning Sessions:
196,815

Recommended Ages:
4-7 Years Old

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