App Reviewed on: iPad 3
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Wombi Math is a cute and fun app that will encourage grade school children to work on their math skills. Set in a charming urban landscape, a brick wall is used as the backdrop for different math equations and their answers to be displayed - be it with the possible use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Tap on an equation as well as the matching answer to clear the board. I admire how simple it is for parents to adjust the math questions used for the abilities of a specific child as well as how the questions and answers are represented - be it in uniform block boxes or more colorful and sometimes geometric shapes. One can also scroll through a few related brick walls that include each function, whether mixed, addition, subtraction, or division - each with a nice, different use of color yet maintaining an intentionally sparse background, keeping the focus on the math.
A friendly bunny wearing a baseball cap keeps this app light as he gives encouragement as well as acknowledging wrong answers. This bunny can also be removed if one chooses to show only the math equations. I enjoy how this app can be simplified for my kindergartener as I can focus solely on number one including problems such as 1+5, 1+2, or 1+6 and this app will give him a page of questions and answers that he will be able to match - all the way up to more advanced multiplication and division that gave me momentary pause while completing - problems upper grade school children will feel at home answering.
I also find it interesting that the answer to these equations can be tapped first, giving children the ability to work backwards as well by using subtraction to solve addition problems or dividing to work on multiplication questions. Wombi Math is a simple, polished app that children will enjoy working with, but I would not expect children to choose this app to entertain themselves for hours. Having said this, I do see a place for it in schools or at home where adults want children to focus on that for a few minutes as this is a nice choice.