For most people, math is either a passion that helps order the universe or a tool we use begrudgingly as the numbers swirl around in our head.
Sometimes a good app comes along that will help clear up that swirl.
The problems presented in this game can be challenging, however, so if you’re a bit too fuzzy on your numbers you might find this one hard to add up.
Concept and Functionality
Fun Math – Right or Wrong is a fun puzzle game that presents math problems in a quick fire, right or wrong fashion to test how quickly you can perform mental math.
Ranging from basic addition to complex multiplication problems, the game doesn’t actually ask you to complete and answer these problems so much as it presents you with a potential solution and asks you to make an educated guess as to whether or not the solution is correct.
Every question is on a timer and your goal is to correctly identify right or wrong answers to build the longest streak possible.
Success at this game is definitely helped if you can quickly estimate the answer so you can tell right away if the answer seems plausible.
There are four different difficulty levels presented and each level changes up the type of question you are asked, whether it be addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. The fourth difficulty level, “Mixed,” gives you a combination of questions from the other difficulty levels.
The harder the difficulty level, the harder the math problems but the longer you get to solve the problem. Here’s where the chief complaint about Fun Math comes into play: while this app is targeted toward kids, even we found that the “easy” difficulty (giving you 1.5 seconds to lock in an answer) is extraordinarily difficult.
In an hour of playing, our largest streak was only five questions. Depending on the age of the child, we expect they’ll get frustrated with the game in mere minutes. The developers should certainly consider either subtracting the difficulty or adding to this time limit if they want people to keep the game in hand for any length of time.
The app features a sign-in with Google Play Games to offer achievements and leaderboards, so anyone who wants to do some serious addition to their Play Games level and XP can potentially get tens of thousands of points added to their profile just by testing out math skills.
There are also several predesigned gameplay levels that unlock one after the other that add to the challenge of the game and the replayability.
While this game adds up to a lot of fun for the quick-thinking math whiz, Fun Math will divide the casual numbers person from the advanced calculator pretty quick.
But as a free app bolstered by ads, the only thing you’ll subtract is a few megabytes from your device.
Fun Math – Right or Wrong requires Android 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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