Grab a Free Space Age iPad Arithmetic App!

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The best way for a child to get better at those dreaded addition and subtraction facts and the times tables is to actually do lots of addition and subtraction and times tables questions. For some kids, sitting down to do pages and pages of Kumon arithmetic is something they’re happy to do but for most kids you’ll need to bring something more exciting to the table than a pencil and a piece of paper. That’s why math iPhone, iPad and Android apps are such a great way of sneaking some arithmetic into your child’s week. I’ve written some posts about some of my recommended apps in the past here on Maths Insider check out 16 Cool iPad Apps and over on my Faster Times Tables site 10 Parent Approved iPhone and iPad Apps to Help Your Child Ace Those Multiplication Facts.

Today I want to bring to your attention 2 new space themed apps DynaMult and DynaPlus. Dyna Mult is great for practising the times tables and DynaPlus will help kids get confident with addition and subtraction. The graphics, sounds and music add tension to the game (turn the music off in the options section if it gets too annoying) as your child tries to choose the correct numbers to make the answer to the sum before the fuse blows in DynaMult and tries to steer the spaceship onto the correct course in DynaPlus.

DynaMult

Both games use positive and negative numbers so both games are better for either older children who are confident at working with both positive and negative numbers or for younger kids who don’t mind learning new concepts through game play. Both games will work on the iPad but only DynaMult is a universal app that will work on the iPhone as well.

Both DynaMult and DynaPlus cost only $0.99 each, but knowing that everyone loves a freebie, I’ve managed to get some free iTunes download codes for each game from the developer, Jo Ann Comito.

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To enter for your chance to win the app of your choice:

Comment on this post by typing one of the 4 sentences below into the comments box depending on whether your account is on the UK or US iTunes store.

    • I want DynaMult US
    • I want DynaMult UK
    • I want DynaPlus US
    • I want DynaPlus UK

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 22nd January 2013 at 11:59pm GMT. I’ll use a random number generator to pick each of the 4 winners. The iTunes codes will be sent to the email address used by the winning commentators within 24 hours of the competition closing. The iTunes codes must be redeemed by 28 January 2013.

 

 

 

Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

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