I like straight forward, simple apps, especially if they are meant for the little ones. This week's top iPhone and iPad app for kids looks like just that kind of app. Factor Samurai, with a 95 AppScore, is an app that teaches kids the time tables through game play. In the app your kids play the role of a samurai whose goal is to cut numbers down to their prime factors. The app aims to try and make learning math a little bit more fun. I really think kids are lucky that they have all these tools these days to make learning math more interesting. I had Kumon, which is great, but I think I would have loved something like this at a young age. What about you? Check out more details below, click on the app's name to read the professional reviews that make up the AppScore and let us know your thoughts.
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|$1.99: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Universal)|
From the app description: "You will be thrown one number after the next, cut them up if they can be factored into smaller values, if not, if they are prime, do not cut them. Prime numbers are numbers that cannot be divided into small whole numbers. One, two, three, five, seven, eleven, and thirteen are all examples of prime numbers. Four is not prime because it can be broken down in the whole numbers two times two. "
Check out a quote from Nine Over Ten 9/10: "For parents, this can be a great teaching tool for kids, and a fun one at that to learn about prime numbers (and division, to a certain extent)..." (January 27, 2012). Here is another quote, this one from BestAppsForKids: "Bottom-line: You really can’t lose on this one. The game is free, fun, and educational. Best of all, it is made for intermediate age kids who often get a little left out when it comes to educational apps" (May 1, 2012).