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Hey there everyone, I’ve got a great math resource to share with you today! For the past month or so our family has been using apps and ebooks from Math Galaxy! Specifically, we’ve been using the Times Tables Balloon Pop and Add-Sub Balloon Pop apps for my 4th grader and the Preschool Math app with my 4 year old. My 4th grader has also been using a number of the ebooks available. We’ve especially enjoyed the Addition and Subtraction Riddles Ebook!
Times Tables Balloon Pop
Add/Sub Balloon Pop
Math Galaxy has a large number of apps available:
- 3rd Grade Math
- 4th Grade Math
- 5th Grade Math
- 6th Grade Math
- 7th Grade Math
- 8th Grade Math
- Pre-Algebra Fundamentals
- Algebra Fundamentals
- Fraction & Decimal Riddles
- Whole Number Riddles
- Times Tables Balloon Pop
- Whole Numbers Balloon Pop
- Word Problems Fun
- Zombie Numbers
- Preschool Math *NEW*
Times Tables Balloon Pop
This is a fun game for anyone needing a bit more practice with their times tables. I’ve even played it myself, it’s a fun way to sharpen your skills! When you start the app, you can choose which table or range you want to work on, or you can choose to work on them all. When the game starts, you’re given a multiplication problem to solve. There are also visual cues to help you find the answer, which can be turned off if you don’t need them. Once you’ve figured out the answer, you pop the corresponding balloon and earn a star. If you select a wrong answer, you lose a heart and then try again. Once you’ve earned enough stars, there is a celebration with a firework-like effect. The game keeps going for as long as you’d like to play.
Addition/Subtraction Balloon Pop
The Addition/Subtraction Balloon Pop is much like the Times Tables Balloon Pop. The into screen gives you the option of addition or subtraction, and also which fact sets you want to work with. This app is great for mastering the addition and subtraction facts, and helps to work on your recall speed as well. And yup, even I played this one as well! It’s addicting to work on your speed and see how fast you can earn all your stars!
The Preschool Math app is one of the newest apps from Math Galaxy. It includes 6 different games to help your little ones to count, match, trace an count numbers. My 4 year old loves the Froggie Jump and Tracing Numbers games! The colors, fun images and sounds all work well to get him excited about numbers. This one may require some parent assistance, depending on the age and development of your little one, in order to read the questions out and give guidance.
Along with the apps, we were also given access to 4 ebook bundles too!
They cover the following topics:
- Whole Numbers
- Decimals, Proportions, Percents
We focused on a couple of the ebooks that worked well for my 4th grader’s math level. They were the 1-3 Digit Addition and Subtraction Riddles eBook and the Time and Money Riddles eBook. We enjoyed that riddles were incorporated into the math problems as it made it so much more fun to find the answers!
The eBooks also include answer pages for each work page. I did have to fiddle with my printer settings a bit to get the pages to print properly, but that may just be something on my printer’s end, and not in the eBook itself.
Would We Recommend?
You bet! These apps and ebook bundles are all really affordably priced and I feel they provide a good value for the content. We will definitely continue to use the apps on a regular basis to practice and master our math skills. And I just know my preschooler will keep using the Preschool Math game, because he’s always asking to play the “froggie” game!
We’ll also continue to work some of the eBook pages into our daily math work. They are a fun way to work on math skills, especially the riddle sets. We completely recommend Math Galaxy apps and eBooks for anyone looking to practice and master their math facts and skills!