While we at Smarten Up certainly appreciate the value of good old fashioned gameboard learning, we also think it is good to indulge kids in productive screen time; and for certain academic skills there is no better learning tool. Developing fluency with math facts can be a tedious experience for children and adults alike. I mean, how many times can we play addition war, or multiplication Go Fish without going a bit insane?! While there are a lot of great math fact apps out there, but we are especially excited about a new app store offering called Number Run.
Kids have to use their math skills to defeat Baron von Count, an evil villain who has stolen the 4 Mathemagical crystals of the land. They must chase him down by answering a never-ending supply of math fact questions in order to bring the Baron to justice, or else humanity will be forced to count on their fingers forever! Math Run features 52 levels across addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and is aligned to common core state standards. Most importantly, it is also terribly addicting! So download it today, and get your kids hooked on math facts.