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Coolmath Games

Logic Games & Math Puzzles

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+

About Coolmath Games

Cool Maths Games is an app containing a huge selection of games including some targetted at math and thinking skills.  It is downloadable for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices but also has a web-app version available for all devices.

On all platforms, after you download Cool Math Games, it can be played for free alongside advertisements.  On the web-app, a subscription can enhance the experience including the removal of ads.  The app is rated as suitable for children aged 9 and above.

Teacher Review

What is Cool Math Games app?

Cool Math Games is the title of a mobile app on Android and iOS and of a very similar web-app called www.coolmath.com. On all of these platforms, there are hundreds of games available to play for free.

What we love about Cool Maths Games?

Apps that contain many mini-games can often be quite variable in the quality of their presentation from game to game. Cool Math Games has avoided this pitfall and the games are all polished and attractive to play as well as being free.

The games have been designed to work across multiple platforms and they work on phones as well as they do on tablets, like the iPad. It is very easy to download Cool Maths Games in advance and have it to hand to pass a few minutes in a fun way.

What skills does it improve?

The answer to this question will depend upon which of the games a player on Cool Math Games accesses. Some of the games do directly address math knowledge and skills. Other games are general problem and puzzle-solving games and some are pure entertainment.

What age is it appropriate for?

The app is rated as being for players of 9 and above. Many of the games are likely to be playable by younger children but the constant exposure to advertisements may not be ideal for kids.

Is Cool Math Games easy to use?

Browsing through the selection of games in this app is easy both on mobile and on the web app. The games themselves have simple controls and include, where appropriate, brief instructions to define the goal and explain how to play.

How will students benefit?

Children who like to dip in and out of new play experiences will love the variety in Cool Math Games. They won't mind that many of the games are not really math games. Still, many of the games will make them concentrate, reason and plan, so they will be developing their thinking skills as they play rather than just their reflexes.

How will teachers benefit?

The games on this app give teachers a safe way to let children play games as a reward or during constructive playtime. Being equally as playable on a class iPad or PC, adds some flexibility.  

Teachers will have to monitor how the app is being played and nominate which games are acceptable for the current lesson. Fortunately, the app does include a playlist-style function which will let teachers produce a useful selection of the most educational games in the app.

How will parents benefit?

Cool Math Games, being free, is certainly the right price for parents who are frequently nagged for new apps. The variety of games on offer in this app and their appropriateness for kids makes it a safe option to have on a child's iPad or other mobile device.

There is nothing to stop parents from choosing to download Cool Math Games on their own account, checking it out, and then deciding if they want to have it on their children's iPad or Android tablet.

What Cool Math Games can improve on?

Cool Math Games as a title for this app is not a good descriptor for many of the games in the app which have little, if anything, to do with math. Most of the games do require some thought to play but, then, that is true of most games anyway. Some of the games do focus on number but they are mixed in with the other games, at least in the mobile apps.  

While you can choose the Stop and Think category on Cool Math mobile, to narrow down the selection to those games that are more cerebral, a further category that is specifically for math games would be useful for those who have downloaded the app for this specific type of game.

On the website, www.coolmath.com, which features the same games, players can drill down into a Number category which is very useful.

How much does Cool Maths Games cost?

Cool Math Games mobile is free to download. There are no in-app purchases, premium versions, or subscriptions to add to the service but it is advertisement-supported. The advertisements are full-screen and do halt the user's navigation of the app but they are not as frequent as they are in many other similar mini-game apps. 

How much does Cool Maths Games cost?

The version of Cool Maths Games at www.coolmathgames.com does have a premium version which removes the ads. This is available as a monthly subscription and does not appear to be usable on the mobile apps although it will work within mobile browsers.

Is Cool Maths Games safe to use?

There are hundreds of games in this app and new ones are frequently added. None of the ones encountered at the time of review could be considered unsuitable for children.

The Cool Math Games mobile and web apps contain advertisements that are from third parties. No inappropriate advertisements were encountered during this review.

Overall rating of the app

Cool Maths Games app provides a varied and good quality selection of games. The advertisements are distracting but the app does need to be funded in some way. As a general entertainment app, Cool Maths Games is excellent fun but in light of its title, it is a little disappointing to find relatively few games directly related to Maths, although encouraging to see so many that favour thinking over action. It has earned 4 stars.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 3rd Party

Publisher

Coolmath.com, LLC

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Publisher's Description

Coolmath Games is the free brain-training app for everyone, where logic and thinking meet fun & games!

If you love CoolmathGames.com, you’ll love this app – hundreds of our favorite math, logic, thinking and strategy games made especially for mobile phones and tablets!

With new games added every week, you’ll never run out of free logic, strategy and thinking challenges. There’s never violence, empty action, or inappropriate language – just a wide range of logic and strategy puzzles that’ll make you forget you're getting a mental workout. Entertaining brain training starts here!

Some of our most popular logic and strategy games include:

* Bob the Robber To Go: Use logic to help Bob expose the real crook!
* Block the Pig: Strategically place walls to prevent the little snorter from escaping!
* IQ Ball: Use your brain to solve climbing and grabbing puzzles in as few moves as possible.
* Checkers: A strategy classic! Outwit the computer or challenge other players in online multiplayer!
* Parking Fury: Use your thinking skills to solve parking puzzles! Stay focused to figure out all your moves, with realistic steering and pedal controls.
* 2048: Match and multiply your way to 2048.
* Toy Defense: A classic tower defense game. Find the best strategy to protect your base!

With categories like Fun Physics, Path Planning, Quick Reaction, Drawing and Match 3, Coolmath Games lets you train your brain in all sorts of ways. Recently named one of the internet’s all-time favorite websites by Popular Mechanics, Coolmath Games brings your favorite logic and learning games to your mobile devices.

Download the Coolmath Games brain training app for free today -- where logic + strategy = fun + learning!

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