October 3, 2010

Vic Mahfood

Math Cards Flip

Developer Quote: "Math Cards Flip is your favorite classic memory game, with a mathematical twist! Instead of simply matching two number or two pictures, the objective of Math Cards Flip is to match mathematical equations with their solutions."

- COST: Free     - RATING: 3-1/2 Stars
- Categories: Education, Elementary School, Entertainment, Games, Math, Native, Puzzle

I'm always on the hunt for solid, yet simple, educational games for kids. I found a great example of one with Math Cards Flip. This is the well known type of memory game where you must turn over 2 matching cards to make a match, but there is a little mathematical operation involved to make it more educational. Instead of turning over "5" and "5", you should turn over "5" and "3+2" or "4+1". There are addition, subtraction and multiplication operations to choose from depending on what mode you play. The smiley faces on the front of the cards are all the same so as not to distract you from the actual math of the game. Here are some of the noteworthy features of Math Cards Flip:

- Multiple math levels to choose from:
- Easy mode: Addition only
- Medium mode: Addition and subtraction
- Hard mode: Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication
- Genius mode: Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with larger numbers.
- Multiple card grid size, varying from 20 to 54 total cards.
- Configurable time period for previewing cards

Open Math Cards Flip and take a few seconds to read through the tutorial, if needed, as well as to set up your various options. Choose from difficulty levels of Easy, Medium, Hard or Genius, as well as from Card grid sizes of Small, Medium, Large or Max. The last option is the amount of seconds you may need to preview the cards face up for memorization purposes. When I started playing, the cards were shown with their numerical side face up for a few seconds to allow a glimpse of the numbers, operations and their locations. Additionally, I had chosen to play with a deck of 54 cards as I do love a challenge. I enjoyed working my way through the deck and doing the mental math juggle! If the division operation were added in, that would round out the package nicely! Math Cards Flip is definitely a useful addition, pardon the pun, to your device to allow for meaningful and not mindless game play for the kids. This is an educational app that should be on every parents idevice, not just for the young ones, but the whole family too!

--Date/Version: Updated 9/25/10 - Version 1.1
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Languages: English
--Developer Link: Smiley Apps
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