MathGirl Addition House is the newest installment in a series of MathGirl apps designed to increase girls’ confidence and literacy in mathematics, here specifically addition. Like MathGirl Number Garden, this app has a lovely floral theme which will be of interest to many girls. There are twelve levels to master, each increasing in difficulty as you continue to play, and the faster you get the correct answers, the more points you earn. Redeem these points to decorate your house; you are able to choose paint colors, decorative doors and windows, and other things to make your house personal and special.
I showed this app to my 2.5+ year old son, and he is able to complete the first few levels with a little help from me. I was glad that, although you get more points for speed, he was able to take as long as he needed, working at his own pace to answer correctly and was still able to collect points for his hard work. If he answers wrong, he is able to keep playing until he answers correctly. Once when we went to redeem these points, my son did not have enough to get what he wanted, and it was his idea to play again to earn more. It was nice to see how enthusiastic he was about playing this math game, and I like that with twelve levels to choose from, this app will grow with my child.
The most interesting thing about this app is that if you own both MathGirl Number Garden and MathGirl Addition House, these apps can sync together so you can look at both the garden and house side by side, creating a highly personalized and detailed landscape to be proud of. I am very curious to see what the next app – MathGirl Multiplication – has to offer, and I am looking forward to syncing all three together for an even grander landscape.
MathGirl Addition House
Developer: Icanology LLC
Released: 2010-10-02 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperGeekMom.com: "fantastic" "a lot of fun for kids of a variety of ages" theiPhoneMom.com: "great fun" "a fantastic math resource"
HyperHomeschool.com: "every educators dream!" and "an exciting alternative to flash cards and the traditional 'drill-n-kill' approach to learning." Her second grader called Addition House "addicting"
FunEducationalApps.com: "For kids it's not a math game, it's a fun game." "...stimulating and will help children add faster and faster" "extends the game play and lets children create and build their own environment."
Addition House makes every girl a MathGirl! Build your own customized play house by getting faster at adding flowers.
A fun game designed for girls + an engaging “right-brain” approach to numbers + cute, fresh graphics = Math Success
A 5-year-old can tackle the first 2 to 5 levels. Older girls will get faster and fluent at adding. All players discover that buying and selling items for the house is a math game too.
Watch out, parents! You might find yourselves sneaking in a few games.
Addition House will help players move from counting on figures to visualizing how many. Players move from 1+1 to 99+9 by exploring groupings of flowers.
If you have MathGirl Number Garden, you can sync and view your garden and house together.
In Addition House:
Count flowers in patterns, then add more flowers to get the answer.
Get faster by recognizing patterns.
Earn hearts for right answers.
Earn more hearts as you get faster.
Play 12 levels, from sums to 5 to sums to 99.
Replay levels to get faster and make more hearts.
Use hearts to "buy" items for your house.
"Sell" items to upgrade to bigger items.
Play in and save your personal house.
Save houses for up to 4 players.
Sync to Number Garden to view your house and garden.
House paint: 6 colors
Front doors: 4 colors
Hearts and stars in three sizes and 6 colors
Roof in 3 colors and 2 multicolors
Windows: 4 square and 4 rounded in 4 colors
Shutters: 4 square and 4 rounded in 4 colors
Flowers: 3 kinds
Roses: Pink and white
Butterfly, dragonfly, bunny, bee, snail
Window boxes with flowers
White picket fence
No Boys sign
Sums to 5
Sums to 6 and 7
Sums to 8 and 9
Sums to 9 and 10
Speed Round to 10
Speed Round to 20
Speed Round to 99
Icanology LLC is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 4-7, 8-10, all
(Addition House may be too difficult for 4- and 5- year olds.)
Categories: Math, Counting, Addition, Multiplication, Games
(Addition House can be used to prepare for multiplication. Children struggling with mastering multiplication may benefit.)