Math Ocean – Review – An ocean of kiddie math learning awaits!

On July 20, 2012

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Math Ocean – Review – An ocean of kiddie math learning awaits!

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By: VCare Creation

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-06-24

Developer: VCare Creation

Price: 1.99

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Meet Dory. She’s an adorable dolphin who has recently dived into the App Store in order to help your young one learn a thing or two (a lot more than two, actually) about mathematics and logic. Most likely named after Nickelodeon’s famous kid explorer, Dory is the host of sorts in Math Ocean.

Math Ocean is a new app that takes you and your toddler on an educational journey across the seas. Along the way you’re going to meet a motley of aquatic creatures that are invariably cute and cuddly, just the way kids like them to be.

Travel to the Antarctic Ocean, where your child can learn about subtraction with penguins poised to jump into the water. Looking for fun with addition instead? Then you’ll be right at home in the Indian Ocean, where fish add up as they arrive. Staying underwater, but in the Pacific Ocean this time, your kid can match shapes and colors while repairing the broken windows of a passing submarine.

You can also hit the beach and bask in the sun as your little munchkin learns to sort different sets of animals and toys in their proper sequence. As well, your kid can master the skill of recognizing simple patterns in different successions of beach playthings.

The app is geared toward young children, specifically preschoolers and kindergarteners. As such, it comes in two levels. The preschool level or Level 1 involves addition and subtraction of numbers up to 5, while the kindergarten level or Level 2 involves the same but of numbers up to 10 instead.

Apart from its delightful animation, Math Ocean also boasts relaxing original music that should easily appeal to kids. The app also uses positive reinforcement to motivate them to learn more. A voiceover, supposedly that of Dory the dolphin, says the question in a friendly manner and utters various words of encouragement. On top of that, every time your child responds correctly to three challenges in a row, he or she gets to pick a sticker reward. Think of it as the virtual counterpart of a golden star on your child’s forehead.

Math Ocean is designed with the iPhone in mind, although it should work fine on the iPad, especially at 2x magnification. Perhaps universal support is coming to the app soon. The iPad, whose form resembles a storybook, appears to be a more engaging educational tool than the iPhone, so iPad-specific optimization is a welcome addition in a future update.

You can download Math Ocean from the App Store now for $1.99. It’s a nice app to have if you’d like your child to have fun and learn math at the same time.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Math-loving little ones!

What I Like:The different zones of learning.

What I Don't Like:I encountered a slight grammatical error in one of the displayed questions.

Final Statement:Math Ocean + you + your kid = fun with math.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Math Ocean helps kids learn math on a much funny way than counting on their fingers! Through exploring different oceans, Dory, a lovely girl dolphin, will lead your children to learn and practice basic math skills.

From the deep ocean to the Antarctic, there are various math problems, like addition, subtraction, sorting and much more, waiting for children to solve. But no worries, shy seahorses, hopping penguins, sleepy gold fish and other Dory’s friends, will be children's handy helpers.

This game is full of humor, relaxing original music and positive encouragements to make your kids learn math skills happier than ever before.

Join Dory and her friends as they explore different oceans and learn through 5 interesting educational activities:
1. Antarctic Ocean - Subtraction: Let the hopping penguins jump into sea and learn how to subtract.
2. Indian Ocean - Addition: Learn how to add as more fish arrive.
3. Pacific Ocean - Matching: Help repairing the broken submarine by putting on the windows in correct shape and color.
4. Beach - Sorting: Arrange the lovely creatures/toys in correct sequence.
5. Beach - Patterns: Complete the pattern in logical order with correct toys.

Math Ocean includes 2 levels for Preschool and Kindergarten. Level 1 includes addition/subtraction with numbers up to 5. Level 2 includes addition/subtraction with numbers up to 10.

Most of the instrumental music recorded in this app is originally composed. With the strings and piano effect, the songs’ melody can motivate your kids to learn math in a relaxing mood.

Tip for parents:
1) Swipe Dory, the lovely dolphin, to make her swim to other oceans.
2) Touch the cloud at the upper left corner to select the activity you prefer.
3) Tap the question mark at the upper right corner to get hints.
4) Touch each ocean creature to find its own little secret.

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