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Daily math practice doesn’t have to be — and, in fact, shouldn’t be — drill-and-kill. Summer is a great opportunity to make learning more fun with apps that add a gaming element to key skills such as addition, subtraction, fractions, and more. These apps let kids avoid the “summer slide” in a fun — and totally painless — way.

Dragonbox Big Numbers: In a whimsical land called Noomia, kids collect resources, add them, regroup, and subtract when they buy supplies to accomplish various tasks. As they progress, new areas and challenges unlock, and numbers get larger.
Skills: addition, subtraction, grouping

Why We Like It

It’s a unique and fun next step for kids who have mastered basic addition and subtraction.
Leveling up slowly and letting kids work with numbers visually and in numerals helps kids master the skills no matter their learning style or pace.
The gradual addition of new worlds and challenges makes the repetition of collecting resources and practicing skills more engaging.

Marble Math: In this fantastic app, kids see math problems — such as “Collect fractions that add up to 2″ — at the top of the screen and then navigate through …read more

Source:: Salon – Life

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