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Tour de Prime

Tour de Prime

Spring 2012 Mobile Apps
Ages: 8 & Up
Platform: iPad/iPhone

You've entered a bike race, and the only way to win is to factor as many numbers as you can. That's the gist of Tour de Prime, an app that will hone the factoring skills of any player. Far from a simple math drill, the game challenges players to increase their bike's speed by correctly tapping the factors of a number in the top right corner of the screen. Each number can be factored down to 2, 3, 5 and/or 7, and those numbers are displayed at the bottom of the screen. They're each ringed in a different color, and those colors can be used as hints for factoring the number above. As the race goes on, other cyclists and spectators will pop in to your path. Tilt your iOS device to steer from left to right in order to avoid those obstacles as they emerge. Fun sound effects round out the experience.

This is a challenging game, and some players will be frustrated at first as they try to steer and complete math problems at the same time. However, once one gets the hang of it, the game can be a blast, and there's no denying that it will improve factoring skills. Considering the price (free), this app is worth checking out.

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Look for this product at:
Apton and Sinclair Kft.
Available on iTunes

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