DragonBox Algebra 5+ (4.5/5 stars, all ages, FREE today only as the Free App of the Day) is today’s Amazon Free App of the Day! From Amazon:
Suitable from age five and up, DragonBox Algebra 5+ gives young learners the opportunity to get familiar with the basics of equation solving.
DragonBox Algebra 5+ 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.
The game starts out as a simple card matching exercise, but the picture cards are gradually replaced with numbers and variables as the player’s skill progresses.
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:
For older kids or kids who need help with more advanced alegbra, consider DragonBox Algebra 12+ (4/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99). $10 may seem a little pricey for an app, but it’s certainly a lot less than you’d pay for a private tutor or textbook. And like DragonBox Algebra 5+, it starts out as a simple, fun card-matching game. From Amazon:
DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a must-have tool for students so they can earn better grades and gain confidence in algebra and mathematics. It is based on the award winning game DragonBox Algebra 5+ but covers more advanced topics in mathematics and algebra:
* Positive and Negative signs
* Addition of Fractions (Common Denominators)
* Collection of Like Terms
DragonBox Algebra 12+ gives players a greater understanding of what mathematics is all about: objects and the relationships between objects.