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Pet Bingo - by Duck Duck Moose

Pet Bingo - by Duck Duck Moose

Spring 2014 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 - 10 yrs.
Developer: Duck Duck Moose
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

Pet Bingo is a math game designed for children K-4 with an emphasis on Common Core State Standards. And yes, it's appealing and fun to play.

In the Pet Store, players are prompted to select a math task (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division) and a level of difficulty, easy, medium or hard. The game adapts to the child's skill level and progress—always keeping pace with the challenges and the fun.

The game interface is a rectangle with the problem on the left and a selection of potential answers arranged in a grid of 25 squares to the right. Each correct answer adds an animated creature to the appropriate square. A wrong answer eliminates that square making it harder to get Bingo. Each successful Bingo earns the player a new animated pet to name. Subsequent wins earn food to feed pets in the Pet Pen. For players who need assistance, teacher-developed hints do more than help solve the math problem; they visually demonstrate the math concepts so youngsters can understand and learn. The report card tool not only offers parents and teachers a way to keep tabs on each player's progress, it also provides additional activities to build skills via more than 70 learning goals.

Another beautifully crafted, fun-filled, and solidly educational app from Duck Duck Moose.

Kristin Harris   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4kidz.com.

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Duck Duck Moose
http://www.duckduckmoose.com/

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