Sumaze! is a cool problem-solving app that helps kids and adults build an intuitive approach to math. I’ve been playing it for for past week and it really is kind of addictive!
What I also love about it is that it’s low stakes – no timers and no negative audio sounds when you get the puzzle wrong, so it’s perfect for nervous young mathematicians!
Sumaze’s puzzles involve arithmetic, inequalities, the modulus function, indices, logarithms and primes and players don’t need ANY previous knowledge of these topics in order to play. This app was created by the UK organization Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the Sigma network who provide support for excellence in mathematics and statistics.
If you and your family loved the Dragonbox suite of apps – you’ll love this too!
Watch the video below to see some of the Sumaze gameplay:
Sumaze! 2 is now also available. It includes puzzles which involve fractions, decimals, percentages, primes and digits.