Learn Multiplication Table iPhone app, by Res Dev Team, is a fun and cheap way to teach your burgeoning mathematician their times tables—or even refresh your own knowledge! The iPhone app comes packed with a myriad of games designed to encourage learning, which is a stance we can get behind any day. It’s not the prettiest app on the market, but with a wealth of solid educational material, and such a low price, the iPhone app is easily worth a recommendation: As well as a looking over in our full iPhone app review below!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Learn Multiplication Table is an education app for the iPhone and iPad (This is a universal offering, it’s worth noting) designed to teach small children their times tables. The app achieves this through a number of small games, each with a slightly different focus but all of which encourage memory management and data retention within the child’s mind. Currently, the app only teaches multiplication up to multiples of 10, which is a bit of a disappointment: We’re big proponents of teaching multiples of 12, or even 11. However, considering the age group Learn Multiplication Table is intended for, this oversight is hardly a deal breaker.
Learn Multiplication Table works its magic through a couple different memory games, some of which are more straight forward than others. For example, there’s a classic memory tile game in which students flip a card to reveal a multiplication problem, while somewhere else on the board lies the solution. There’s also a connect-the-dots style apparatus that we found particularly refreshing. We also greatly appreciated the stock multiple choice questionnaire tests, each of which is saddled with a picture that’s revealed with each correct answer to encourage playtime. All in all, it’s a tight package, and with the small children we tested, we can confidently say Learn Multiplication Table will enhance early multiplication tables retention in the proper age group.
Graphics and Layout
In our review, we found the intertextual menus of Learn Multiplication Table sleek and easy to navigate. We had no problem getting to the app’s various features, including the multiple game modes offered. However, we weren’t such a fan of the app’s graphics, which are often dull and static. When dealing with app’s aimed at children, we like to see lots of animations and fun effects: A list of graphics not currently included within Learn Multiplication Table.
Priced at $0.99 in the App Store, Learn Multiplication Table is an absolute steal, especially when compared to other education applications for the iPhone. The title is a great way to teach your child their times tables, and though it might not be the prettiest, or most in-depth resource available, it’s at least a quick way to reinforce learning while on the go, if not a standalone instructional course.
Learn Multiplication Table requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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