Ask any child whether she’d like to do some math or play on a tablet and she’ll push you out of the way and snatch the iPad before you can finish the question. That’s the genius of Zap Zap Kindergarten Math – it lets your kid play and learn math at the same time.

Made for the benefit of children from 3 to 6 years old, Zap Zap Kindergarten Math works by ‘gamifying’ math – which is a fancy way of saying that it turns mathematics problems into little mini-games.

More than two dozen of them, in fact, spread across three different beautifully rendered ‘worlds’: Numbers, Shapes and Measurements, and Add and Subtract.

Your kid reaches these worlds by flying to them in a cartoon rocket, and the mini-games inside these worlds contain involve activities like distinguishing solid and 2D shapes on a conveyor belt, counting stars, and filling a box with apples – all in the company of a helpful alien.

Every time your child completes a stage she earns a puzzle piece, and the next mini-game is unlocked. If she’s struggling, the game will automatically adapt its difficulty to make life easier, and if she’s storming through without a care in the world the game will get harder to provide a more meaningful challenge.

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is a lot of fun, but it’s backed up with some serious educational stuff. According to the developer the app is fully compliant with the US curriculum and aligned to the Common Core. Meanwhile an online monitoring dashboard filled with detailed feedback makes it an ideal tool for educators and parents.

As a result, Zap Zap Kindergarten Math has been garlanded with a Smart Media Academics’ Choice award, an honorable mention on Ask a Tech Teacher, and more. It also boasts a rare 5-star user rating on both Google Play and the App Store.

And there are no tedious in-app purchases or ads – the scourge of lesser children’s apps.

Grab Zap Zap Kindergarten Math right now from Google Play or the App Store.

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