Math is notorious for being one of the most hated subjects in school. But when you have math incorporated into games, the subject becomes a tad less frustrating. Originally Cool Math Games began as a proper website developed by a math teacher back in 1997. Now, with its growing popularity the website has its own iOS application.
Cool Math Games features a bunch of mind churning math related puzzles and games. They are not your typical addition subtraction sums but take on a more adventurous approach. To clear the levels in Cool Math Games, you don’t need to be good in your math only but also need to learn how to think strategically, tactfully and with a lot of focus.
Targeted for mainly middle school students, Cool Math Games can also be a learning experience for students in high school, parents as well as teachers.
Cool Math Games include six different games on its official application available on the Apple Store. And it’s completely free (minus the few in-app purchases as with every other application on the app stores). These games are: Vehicles, Snoring, Block the Pig, 2048, Zombie launcher and Parking Panic.
Each game has a unique objective that players must achieve in order to progress. For example in the Snoring game, players have to wake up a sleeping elephant with the help of other animals. In Block the Pig, players have to keep a pig in its pen and avoid it from escaping. Similarly in Parking Panic, you need to escape a crowded parking lot by maneuvering the cars around you. The objectives of each game might vary but here’s the catch – they all require a decent amount of math and skill to pass them.
Developers Coolmath.com are continuously upgrading their application and adding new games with even more math problems than ever before. Recently added bonus games include the Tube Master and The Gentleman. At the rate the app is growing in popularity, it’s safe to say it will have a comfortable spot in every parent’s smartphone.
Let’s talk about what type of math problems Cool Math Games offer. Although not as vast as the actual website, Cool Math Games prides in teaching children and parents alike algebraic properties, multiplication tricks and tips, geometry, graphical interpretations, problem-based questions and more. Cool Math Kids is also partnered with other sites that aim to help the young generation including sites that teach stress management to teens and other similar areas of topics.
Cool Math Games is available in a number of different languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The average age rating for the game is for nine years and older however children in the age group lower than this might find some educational benefit in the app as well.
Cool Math Games is a formidable educational experience, one that can convert math haters into worshipers. But there are a few areas where the app seriously lacks. Firstly, the app contains a lot of advertisements which can get in the way of your focus and math.
Secondly, although the app is constantly bringing new games, it still is completely outnumbered by the actual website. Perhaps the developers should increase the number of mobile games for their app to keep the math fever going. Finally, the application is available only for iOS which is a serious drawback to Android users.
Cool Math Games is an innovative idea to bring children closer to math. The games are both smart and cool: a combination that children of the target age group sought after. If you have a child who needs to learn to love the subject of math, downloading Cool Math Game for your phone or iPad is a good start.
Cool Math Games is one of the top apps in the Arcade app category, which belongs to Free Math Games. It's last update was on March 7, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 100,000 - 500,000 times. On the app store it has now 815 reviews. After you get to Cool Math Games page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.