"We were amazed by the large variety of exercises" - Top Kids Apps
"A great help to children who are trying to sharpen their math skills" - The iPhone Mom
"I like the variety of ways that problems are presented. . . . It gives the kids different concepts related to the arithmetic they’re doing." - GeekDad
King of Math Junior is a mathematics game in a medieval environment where you climb the social ladder by answering math questions and solving puzzles. Collect stars, get medals and compete against friends and family. Master the game and become a King or Queen of Math!
King of Math Junior is suitable for age 6 and up and introduces mathematics in an accessible and inspiring manner. Its educational strength lies in awakening curiosity and putting mathematics in a fun context. Players are encouraged to think for themselves and see mathematical concepts from different angles by solving problems in many areas.
The app starts you with counting and moves you through addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry, comparison, puzzles, measuring and fractions. It is a great teaching aid for your children and anyone that needs to learn math principles. This developer also designed a top math app titled King of Math. The app uses graphic of items to teach the basics and you can work your way up through the levels. Each level of training has 9 individual lessons.
As you go through the app's levels you are given a score and you are awarded 3 stars for each good performance. This is so your child and you know where they should focus their efforts to improve. You are also given a rank like Farmer, (I guess farmers are bad at math), and you move up in ranks until you are the King. Along the way your child also earns metals for acquiring stars. The app does a good job of motivation.
I found this app to be very good and regardless of whether you home school your child or are just trying to help them improve their math skill this is a great tool. I do believe that proper teaching and understanding of math comes from the help of a teacher so add your skills to that of the app and make the learning lessons fun for your child. There are even levels like Puzzles that are not math related but the help your child to select out the right answers by visually studying a drawing.
The app runs with the WIFI turned off. It is safe to download and I rate this app at 5 stars and it is worth getting and using with your children. This is an excellent teaching tool. Under settings you can set the language and turn off the music and sounds.
Permissions: * Not a Single One!
The app contains no adware or malware. It also contains no analytics programs and it is safe to download.
This app installed 18.36MB into my device memory and it is non transferable to my SD card.
We have seen KING OF MATH as a FAOTD back on 11Feb2015, and as the title suggests, this is the "Junior" version, and does generally rely on empirical reinforcement instead of pure rational reasoning. Pictorial elements, i.e. seeing a number of apples then below that a number of faces and being asked how many for each, are quite prevalent throughout all the exercises. Presentation variety is yet another strong point.
It does seem oddly out of place, however, that after the strong visual elements of the counting series, the addition and subtraction components jump straight into numerical algorithms, visual cognition then reasserting later on. Nevertheless, this isn't meant to replace proper homeschooling/outside education courses and the specific progression scales laid out by them, but as reinforcement, perhaps with joint interaction between child and parent (always the best course, in my opinion).
Quibbles with the game's content as compared to a scholarly textbook aside, the lure of character progression and awarded achievements, thirty total, will certainly add strong incentive for the child's desire to continue. Played very well on a 5.5" smartphone, and I see no reason why it will not play equally well on yet smaller screens.
Installed at 18.36MB onto my Device Memory with no option to move it off onto my SD card. Runs OFFLINE; Back-key did prompt a Quit, and removed the game from Active Tasks, yet a Running Process does remain.
An entertaining, educational game that can help kids master the basics they'll need to take their skills to the next level. An app for kids ages 6-12, there are ways to earn stars and badges, building a character and mastery of math subjects as the game is played. Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Comparing, Measuring, Fractions and Puzzles are all included.
There's also a King of Math Junior - Free which you could try before you buy this one, but this truly is a great teaching tool and for as little as it costs to pick up the full version (this version) it's worth it.
I hope you find the video review helpful in seeing how this app works, to know if it's for your child.
I like the concept and the levels are nice. My kids love to advance from farmer to bard to...(king/queen, eventually?) as they get stars.
Each skill (counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, puzzles, geometry, fractions... possibly one or two others) is a "book". Each book has chapters full of multiple choice questions based on a theme. Finish the chapter and get one to three stars; you need a perfect score to get three stars. Three wrong answers and you fail the chapter.
You can see how many stars you've gotten on a book's cover (7/27 etc) and you earn medals based on how many stars you've received in a given book. Get enough stars/points (total, from all books) and your Character advances (you start as a farmer).
You can have multiple accounts/players each with their own progress tracking.
My complaint is that while much of this is suitable for mathematically inclined pre-readers, the levels require reading. Some you can just tell them "pick the biggest" and they can go on their own for the whole chapter but many require reading every question. There is also no way for a parent to limit the books that show up in a child's list.
I think it's a good app for kids to practice math skills but it could use a few tweaks to make it useful for a wider range of kids.