Math Drills App Review

Math Drills (AppStore Link) Math Drills
Developer: Instant Interactive
Rated: 4+4.5
Price: $1.99 Download from the App Store

Review:

My 7 year old is at the stage where she’s doing addition and subtraction drills regularly at school, so I got this app to help her improve her speed and we have a rule that she has to do at least one drill before she can play any games on the phone. We have not done multiplication or division at this point.

Practicing with this app has noticeably improved her speed on her drills at school and as a parent, I also like all the statistics the app provides about which problems are giving her the most difficulties. It’s also highly customizeable, so you can change the number of problems per test, set a time limit, emphasize problems containing certain numbers, and more. My only complaint is that the addition and subtraction only goes to sums of 18.

My rating: (4 / 5)

Endless Alphabet App Review

Endless Alphabet (AppStore Link) Endless Alphabet
Developer: Originator Inc.
Rated: 4+4.5
Price: $8.99 Download from the App Store

Review:

This app gets great reviews, so I decided to give it a shot after noticing it on sale one day.

It is now my two year old son’s favorite app. I was amazed by how quickly he got the hang of matching the letters, and he laughs and laughs over the funny scenes designed to illustrate each word’s definition. After a couple months of playing this game several times a week, he has started to point out a few of the letters to me (O is his most consistent so far) in other contexts, such as when we’re reading bedtime stories together and I’m inclined to credit this app, as we haven’t yet begun to put a lot of emphasis on teaching him his letters while reading.

My 7 year old also enjoys the scenes, although the letter matching and most (possibly all) of the words are too easy for her.

My rating: (4 / 5)

Anthill App Review

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Review:

My favorite iOS game to date. It brings back fond memories of my favorite computer game as a kid, Simant. Like Simant, you have several different types of ants, including workers, soldiers, bombers, and spitters and you control them by laying trails to help them gather food and defend their anthill and food sources against a variety of enemy bugs. In addition to various campaigns, there is also an endless mode where the goal is to stay alive as long as possible against perpetual waves of enemies. The game is challenging without being maddening, and fun to play.

My rating: (4 / 5)