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Addition and Subtraction Games

First Grade Math - Fun Games

Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Kids Addition & Subtraction is a huge collection of mini-games designed to help children practice their early maths skills.  It has a flexibility that makes it useful both at home and in the classroom.

Teacher Review

There can never be too many different ways of making the practice of maths skills more interesting.  Worksheets have their place and real-world activities are essential but there is still room for the extra help that a well-made app like Kids Addition & Subtraction can offer.

Children who are playing the app are afforded a great deal of flexibility in how they use it.  Rather than have to work through the different games, and so the different skills, in a specific order, they can jump straight into the ones that appeal to them or the ones that offer them the practice that they need.  The games are quite varied in both their look and how they are played.  

In essence, most of the mini-games are based on multiple choice, drag-and-drop or selection styles of questions but these are dressed up in entertaining game-like mechanics.   These are not just about adding fun but in many cases also promote a suitable thinking process for solving the current problem.  Removing broken monsters' teeth aids subtraction, for example.  

As all of the questions are completed in a game, the app moves seamlessly on to the next.  A strange omission is any facility by which parents and teachers can look at the engagement and performance of the player of the app which won't harm its educational value to the player but does mean that adults will have to rely on other means to ensure that children use it properly.  

From a teaching point of view, the flexibility in which the individual games can be accessed is a real plus.  As well as being playable by children, they make great teaching aids for use on a tablet with a small group or mirrored to a large display for a whole class. 

The presentation of each game is fantastic.  Each one makes use of characterful and smooth animations of cartoon characters to reward and interest the players.  Between each question and each game, further animations add an additional layer of polish and interest to the app.  Each problem is presented in a written form using words and numbers as appropriate but children will not be limited by their developing literacy skills as a clear and friendly-sounding narrator vocalises each one.

While the app does look consistently excellent there is a small accessibility issue in that a small minority of questions require perfect colour vision to distinguish key elements of the problem.  Really, educational apps should have some form of additional visual clue to help those who struggle to distinguish between different hues.

Kids Addition & Subtraction is available as a subscription which is probably the best value for parents.  This gives access to all of the games for the period chosen.  Schools have another option that allows them to buy the app outright rather than have to administer subscriptions.  It is part of the bulk purchase scheme so schools should consider how many copies they are likely to need in total rather than buying in a piecemeal fashion.  

Kids Addition & Subtraction is a polished app.  Children will enjoy playing it for independent learning.  Parents can sit with their children and help them to learn and overcome their difficulties.  Teachers will be able to incorporate it into their lessons both for teaching and consolidating different aspects of addition and subtraction.  Take a look at the free-to-download version and see how it could fit into the education of your children.

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Developer Description

Kidlo Addition & Subtraction is an ideal app for first-grade kids to learn addition and subtraction easily. Kids in the age group of 4-8 years can learn to add and subtract by playing 350+ fun games! Kidlo Addition & Subtraction is the perfect companion for first-grade students to learn math.

Kids will learn addition and subtraction by playing puzzles, coloring, shooting arrows, popping balloons with funny characters like animals, monsters and more.
They will never get bored of studying math!

What will kids learn from this app?

1) Addition:
- Addition up to 5
- Addition up to 10
- Addition up to 20
- Addition Facts
- Two Digits Addition
- Three Digits Addition

2) Subtraction:
- Subtraction up to 5
- Subtraction up to 10
- Subtraction up to 20
- Subtraction Facts
- Two Digits Subtraction
- Three Digits Subtraction

Features of Kidlo Addition & Subtraction:

- A wide variety of games:
There are over 350 games to choose from. Kids will never get bored of playing!

- Ideal for 4-8 year old kids:
An ideal companion for first-grade kids to learn math at home easily.

- Completely safe for children:
This app is completely kid-friendly without any ads. No worries!

- Available offline:
Going on a trip? Download all the games to play offline, anytime and anywhere.

8 games are available for free. Other games can be unlocked via a subscription.

Subscription Details:
- Subscribe to get access to full content including future updates.
- Two options: US $4.99/ month or the best value: US $39.99/ year.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- Cancel subscription renewal anytime under Manage App Subscriptions in your iTunes Settings.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Use the subscription in any iPad/iPhone/iPod registered with your Apple account.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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If you need help or have any feedback, email us at support@kidlo.com

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