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Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old)

By Gameloft

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NOTE: This application is based exclusively on the US and UK curriculums. All content is in English. A 12-month subscription is included with the purchase of the game, but this subscription will need to be renewed every year.
Discover Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old), one of the first applications on the App Store based on the official US and UK academic programs. Designed with teachers, this application, unique to the platform, perfectly combines in-depth learning and fun.
Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old) is a fun and appealing educational application that provides your child with a gradual and in-depth understanding of math. Your child will enjoy learning and progressing freely through the math program.

• A complete review of the US and UK math programs for ages 5 to 8.
• More than 300 exercises covering 5 different categories: Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis, Measurement and Numbers & Operations.
• The difficulty of the drills is adaptable to ensure a smooth and steady learning curve.

• All directions and explanations are both displayed on-screen and voiced to guarantee easy comprehension.
• Exercises are designed to never be discouraging as all mistakes are explained. This guarantees targeted lessons for your child.
• Follow your child’s progress thanks to complete score charts in all categories.

• Your child will create his or her own personalized avatar that will journey to a tropical island full of animated animal professors.
• Fun and enjoyable rewards will motivate your child to continue along the journey.
• Bonus 3D exercises offer a whole new dimension to lessons for even more fun.

• Select up to 5 of your child’s friends to play with online and improve social and communication skills.
• Playing with friends or with you allows your child to benefit from a sense of challenge, boosting confidence and encouraging progress.
• Various mini-games cover the 5 categories of the program.

For the best experience possible, we recommend playing this game with headphones so your children can clearly hear and understand all the instructions.

Warning: This game is not compatible with iPod touch 3G 8GB and older devices. Compatible with iPad 2.
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Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

What's New in Version 1.0.2

If there's one thing a playful mind always craves, it's to do more! And you'll find lots more fun and challenges in this first big update!
New Challenges: Try out Sudden Death and Time Attack.
New Difficultly Level: Think you've mastered the game? Then try it in Extra Hard mode!
Daily Rewards: Play every day to receive bigger and bigger gifts.
New Avatar Options: Discover new outfits and hair styles to customize your avatar.
Thanks to everyone for making Playful Minds a success! Your 5-Star reviews help make these free updates possible, so if you haven’t already, please visit the App Store and review the game now.


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Customer Reviews

Good, but keeps crashing

October 22, 2013
I have loved watching my 5-year-old play this game. She even asks for it. Unfortunately, after I bought a "Bid Wad of Coins" to watch her progress - it began having problems. I think this also coincided with the OS upgrade. Regardless of the reason it malfunctioned - I hope the developers find a solution quickly!

The 4 stars are based on a fully functioning app. It would be 5 stars if the child could transfer their progress to another device. I had this on my iPad and my iPhone and she has two separate profiles as a result. And, when it crashed, I tried a reinstall and she lost all progress (and I lost my $9.99 in coins purchase). I wish there was a "back-up" option and a way to download a back-up to a different device if a switch is needed (like when you get a new phone, for example). I've submitted to customer service. We'll see how responsive they are. It looks like my problem isn't unique, so I'm hopeful for a solution soon.
January 22, 2013
I lowered my review by one more star since there has been no progress on the resolution of the crashing problem over several months. I've even lost "coin" credit and was told to seek reimbursement from Apple.

My girls LOVE this app!!!

I rarely write reviews and here I am writing one. My girls LOVE this program. They can each have their own account, set at their own level, and work at their own pace. My 4 year old plays easy and gets stuck rarely, my 6 year old plays level 3 and rarely needs help. They love unlocking new clothes and stuff for their girls. The program is not an entire math curriculum but it does cover adding, patterns, number sequencing, and matching. The program is truly free. The only cost would be if I wanted reports on their progress or a certificate to print and have promptly left on my counter to be thrown away later. My only issue is I wish the girl didn't look quite so.... trashy. The girl is constantly huffing and rolling her eyes- annoying on a computer and unacceptable in real life. All the clothes are skin-tight and short. A program for little kids should have little kids as avatars, not huffy, questionably dressed, teenagers.

Like covering broccoli in cheese sauce...

Kids have so much fun with this, they don't even realize they're learning. My AD/HD 8 year old just did math for an hour and wanted to do more. The "exercises" are short and the topic varies from one to the next so it can keep a kid's attention, yet there is enough repetition to make the lessons stick. It's great instant feedback and reinforcement with level certificates, difficulty certificates, achievement certificates, achievement ribbons, island trophies and even gold coins to earn to spend updating your avatar. It lets you select grades K-2, but with the difficulty levels, both older and younger kids can use it, too. Great for keeping up the math skills over the summer.

We haven't hit a wall where we need to pay for full version/access yet, but if we do, this is one game for which I'd gladly pay.

Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: May 04, 2012
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 624 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Gameloft

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

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