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Operation Math™ Pocket

£1.49 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Spinlight

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Operation Math mixes basic maths skills for children aged 5-12 with a time-based spy game; for iPad, iPhone, Android, Amazon and Nook.

Operation Math is an action-packed maths app for iPhone and iPad, plus Android devices and even the Nook.

Numbers action, that is. See also: Times Tables app review

As featured in: 3 of the best maths apps for children

Making maths fun isn’t easy but developer Spinlight has created an excellent spy game that pits players against enemy agents in a race against time to solve maths questions and save the day.

The player is a secret agent who has just 60 seconds to destroy his enemies by solving maths problems.

You can start with simple addition challenges, work through subtraction and work up to multiplication and division.

As such Operation Math is suitable for primary-school children aged 5-12, and can improve basic maths skills with increasing complexity.

My six-year-old daughter enjoyed the new take on maths, and completing the missions set around the world, from Paris to the pyramids of Egypt.

There are binomial (sums of two numbers) addition/subtraction equations for numbers 1-20, and multiplication/division equations for numbers 1-12.

You select missions based on skill level and operatives (+, -, +/-, x, ÷, x/÷ and +/-/x/÷).

Operation Math maths game app

The ticking time makes getting the sums right quite tense at times, which can lead to panic but as much maths is about memorizing simple sums this is a good way of getting the basic building blocks of mathemetics in your child’s head.

You gain extra uniforms and spy gear by completing missions, which keeps the game fresh and exciting – children love collecting game rewards.

Operation Math maths game app sums

Spinlight has recently added a multi-player version of Operation Math.

Operation Math: Code Squad (also £1.49) takes the award-winning Operation Math game and allows up to four players to pit themselves against the clock to answer addition, subtraction, multiplication and division challenges.

The iPad screen features four virtual keypads for multi-touch action. There are 21 missions based on three different skill levels.

Operation Math Code Squad maths game app sums

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Operation Math™ Pocket Expert Verdict »
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Amazon.
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 8 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Operation Math and its multi-player iPad game Code Squad are excellent maths-based educational apps that mix basic maths skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) with exciting spy games, with cool rewards and multiple maths adventures. Want to help your child (aged 5-12) master primary-level maths and keep them entertained? Mission accomplished.

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