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DragonBox Elements
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DragonBox Elements

9/22/2014

2.99 - 5.99

Become a geometry genius by solving intriguing puzzles where different shapes become characters.
The Bottom Line
Revolutionary math game that teaches Euclidean geometry to kids as young as age 8 by breaking down the concepts into bite-sized learning pieces and then introducing them inside of engaging puzzles.

Overview

From the brilliant minds that gave us DragonBox Algebra, comes this second stealthy math app. This game focuses on Euclidian geometry, including drawing geometric shapes, discovering angles and special shapes and solving proofs. But your kids may not realize it.

How to Play

In this fascinating puzzle adventure, players help the Guardian, a magical sensai-like leader, to create new characters to defeat aliens. Set on a rocky climb, players work their way through over 100 puzzles. The Guardian shows you a picture of the warriors he needs. By outlining specific geometric shapes nestled within a hodgepodge of lines and circles, warriors appear within the outlined shapes. The warriors will morph into new beings if you can identify geometric properties such as matching the sides to an isosceles triangle.

As kids play, they meet new characters who each represent a geometric shape. By playing with the characters and solving the puzzles, kids will learn about triangles (scalene, isosceles, equilateral, and right), circles, and quadrilaterals (trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, and square). They will also experiment with right angles, line segments, parallel and transversal lines, vertical angles, corresponding angles, corresponding angles converse, and more.

What Makes This Math App So Good?

The genius of this app is how it weaves learning geometry into the solving of over 100 fun puzzles. Each basic geometric shape is represented as a new character, with its own name and characteristics. Kids learn the rules associated with the shapes by being introduced to the characters' "new powers." They practice logical thinking when they learn proofs as part of playing this game.
As players experiment with shapes and try new things, they will discover new characters. They will need to keep fiddling until they land on the specific warrior requested by the Guardian. Cleverly, the puzzles come with hints, making DragonBox Elements a magnificent learning app. Other helpful features are that the game can be played on three levels of difficulty and up to four people can save a game on the app. And the app offers two great learning guides, one for parents and one for teachers. Who knew learning geometry could be both fun and easy?

Best For

DragonBox Elements is best for any child who enjoys puzzles. Since the learning is stealthy, the app works well with both kids who like math and kids who don't.

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DragonBox Elements
Released: 7/18/2014
Company: WeWantToKnow AS
Price: 2.99 - 5.99
Platforms: Android
iPad
iPhone
iPod Touch
Available: Apple App Store
Google Play
Amazon

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