Device: iPod, iPhone, or iPad
Quick Line: Mission Quite Possible
What Educators Need to Know:
Spinlight Studio, creators of AlphaTots and TallyTots, have done it again! Operation Math is a slick, entertaining math game that combines James Bond-style missions and computation skills. Depending on the needs of their learners, teachers can tier instruction by selecting addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and a number of combinations of each. After completing five levels, where the problem difficulty and their frequency increase, users receive a new uniform and/or watch. Collect all of the uniforms and you win! I’ll be honest; I don’t know what you win because I haven’t had anyone win yet. Even though each mission is limited to a minute, this game takes TIME. We also have not figured out how to erase all player data (records and missions). It says we have the ability to delete, but I have not found that to be true. This could be a problem if you are sharing devices within a school. Overall, this is a great game that certainly beats traditional flash cards and drill and practice worksheets!
Price: $2.99 (a bargain, if you ask me!)