## Reviews Of The Best Addition Games

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Mystery Picture Game

This addition game teaches your child by having her match incomplete number sentences like “4+3+1=” placed in a UFO to a square on a game board. When the child matches the equation to the correct square it is removed and a portion of a picture is revealed. When the child matches all the numbers to the correct equations she can see the entire picture.There are four versions of this game—one in which children need to add two single digit numbers, one in which children need to add three single digit numbers, one in which children need to add two two digit numbers and one in which they must add three two digit numbers.

Pros

The game’s use of equations make it helpful for children learning to add. The use of sound effects and UFO’s make it fun. Also, the four games provide increasing levels of difficulty to keep a child’s interest as her ability to add increases.

Cons

None.

Aplus Math

Hidden Picture

In this addition game your child must choose the correct numbered square on a board to match an equation on the bottom left of the screen. When your child finishes she will hear “Woa hoo!”

Pros

This game is a fun way for a child to practice addition.

Cons

There are no directions posted for this game. If she wants to play she can use the following directions I wrote for the game:

Directions: To start the game press “New Game.” You will notice that the numbers on the tiles have changed from all 10’s to random numbers. On the lower left of the screen you should see an equation. You need to double click on a square that has the answer to that equation in it. For example if it says 7+11 you need to double-click on the number 18.

In this game your child must solve equations and click on squares whose number matches the solution to the equation (ie match 2+8 to 10) the only difference this time is your child only needs to uncover enough squares to spell M-A-T-H-O. Just like in Bingo.

Pros

This game teaches addition skills and provides some variation in theme even though it is not different from “hidden picture” described above.

Cons

None.

In this game your child sees two sets of squares on the on left and one on the right. She must choose a square on the left which reveals an equation like 2+3 and then match it to a square on the right with has the correct answer.

Pros

This game does test memory and addition skills and as a result can be very challenging.

Cons

For a child just learning addition this game would be tiresome as she will not only need to solve the equations on the left but be able to remember which square on the right has the correct answer. Holding all of that in her head might be overwhelming.

Planet Blaster

In this addition game your pilots a space ship and must shoot planets with numbers that match the answer to a number sentence like 21+32.

Pros

The sound effects and blasting planets away will really appeal to boys. Also, the game’s options allow you to change the difficulty level by changing the lowest number and highest numbers to be used in the number sentences.

Cons

The only problem I have with this game is a lack of directions. It is not clear that you can change the game from addition, to subtraction, multiplication or division. I discovered that the options button allows you to change that and other features of the game on my own.