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Maths Bingo for ipad / ipod by ABCya!

Math Bingo takes all the fun of bingo and uses it to develop kids mathematical proficiency in the four basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is available for both the ipod and ipad as a free app although there is also another more detailed version available for purchase.

The aim of the game is select the correct answer to the maths problems displayed in the grid, with the object being to get five in a row in order to claim “Bingo”. The game is timed and bonus points are awarded for achieveing “Bingo” in record time. When a player achieves a high score they are awarded a bingo bug which they can  collect and use for other activities.

There are three difficulty levels so this game is suitable for infants through to higher primary. The incentives of collecting all different types of bugs as well as competing against other users, is a great motivational tool for reluctant mathematicians. The more experienced the users are at playing the game, the harder it is to achieve a high score so there is an incentive to keep playing the game.

Overall, I have found this to be one of the better applications for developing mathematical skills and the ease of use earns this particular application 5 stars!

For more information and a cut down version of the game to trail online, visit http://www.abcya.com/math_bingo.htm

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