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DragonBox Algebra 5+ - The game that secretly teaches algebra

DragonBox Algebra 5+ Is perfect for giving young children a head start in mathematics and algebra. Children as young as five can easily begin to grasp the basic processes involved in solving linear equations without even realising that they are learning. The game is intuitive, engaging and fun, allowing anyone to learn the basics of algebra at his or her own pace.

DragonBox Algebra 5+ covers the following algebraic concepts:

* Addition
* Division
* Multiplication

Suitable from age five and up, DragonBox Algebra 5+ gives young learners the opportunity to get familiar with the basics of equation solving.

DragonBox uses a novel pedagogical method based on discovery and experimentation. Players learn how to solve equations in a playful and colorfull game environment where they are encouraged to experiment and be creative. By manipulating cards and trying to isolate the DragonBox on one side of the game board, the player gradually learns the operations required to isolate X on one side of an equation. Little by little, the cards are replaced with numbers and variables, revealing the addition, division and multiplication operators the player has been learning throughout the game.

Playing does not require supervision, although parents can assist them in transferring learned skills into pen and paper equation solving. It is a great game for parents to play with their kids and can even give them an opportunity to freshen up their own math skills.

DragonBox was developed by former math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huynh and has been heralded as a perfect example of game-based learning. As a result, it is currently forming the basis of an extensive research project by the Center For Game Science at the University of Washington.


* 10 progressive chapters (5 learning, 5 training)
* 200 puzzles
* Learn to solve equations involving addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
* Multiple profiles
* Dedicated graphics and music for each chapter
* supported languages: English, français, norsk, svenska, dansk, español, 한국어, italiano, português, Deutsch, русский, 简体中文, 繁體中文, suomi, Nederlands, Eesti, Euskara, Türkçe, Čeština, Lietuvių, Magyar, 日本語...


Gold Medal
2012 International Serious Play Awards

Best Educational Game
2012 Fun and Serious Games Festival

Best Serious Mobile Game
2012 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

App of the Year
GullTasten 2012

Children’s App of the Year
GullTasten 2012

Best Serious Game
9th International Mobile Gaming Awards (2012 IMGA)

2013 ON for Learning Award
Common Sense Media

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2013
2013 Nordic Game Awards

Editors choice award
Children’s Technology Review


DragonBox is making me reconsider all the times I’ve called an educational app "innovative."
GeekDad, Wired

Step aside sudoku, algebra is the primordial puzzle game
Jordan Shapiro, Forbes

Brilliant, kids don't even know that they are doing Math
Jinny Gudmundsen, USA today

These guys are shaping the future of education
Brian Brushwood, TWiT

Awesome integration of algebra and gameplay!

My eight year old son immediately sat down and ran through the first two banks of problems without hesitation. It was amazing.
Christopher Wanko, CoolTools

You will be surprised at how much you can learn in a few hours with this app.
Geeks With Juniors

What's New in Version 1.2.2

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Excellent game 7 year old can now do algebra

Before I start the review I want to mention that I based my purchase in the reviews, which my husband said he thought must be written by friends of the app developers. I can assure you I have no idea who made this game. Our son is a bit of a geek, but not any kind of over achiever, he does ok at school, but loves science. I came across this and thought it'd be a good thing to try with him. He needed a bit of help at times so I downloaded it onto two devices and found myself addicted, glad it didn't take me too long to complete along with bonus levels. I insisted that we both got 3 stars for each. He has taken a couple of hours over 5 rainy days and completed the first 5 levels, alone. Occasionally I helped him do something, then he did it himself. He's now moved onto the elementals app, he doesn't want to do the bonus chapters at the moment and I'm not going to push it, he can come back to it later. All I can say is thank you, there's so much he's learned from doing this, and enjoyed it. Just keep making more!!


Well worth the money. Teaches your child something in a few hours that many students take years to learn. My seven year old finished the whole thing in a morning and was completely glued to it. Thank goodness there's a second app! Every child deserves this game.


I never use the term revolutionary as most uses are abused merely evolutionary, but DragonBox bring here a method that baffles me. Adults in their rigid thinking method about algebra have difficulties grasping how a 5yo can have so much fun conceiving complex concepts of subs fractions additions and divisions.
Please please please make an extension or other app.
Well well thought

DragonBox Algebra 5+
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £3.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 36.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Developer:
Rated 4+
  • Made For Ages 6–8

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).

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