ZyroMath City Count is an interactive counting game designed for late preschool and early elementary school aged children as well as those with special needs. The app features an integrated switch-accessible runner game which has Zyro running through the city collecting stars and power ups for solving math problems. The app teaches you how to count to 100 by ones and tens, improves hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor skills and has the ability to turn down the graphics and music which can be overwhelming to kids with sensory challenges. There are three modes (beginner, advanced and expert) which can be chosen based on the level of math or motor skills as well as a customizable learning mode which will help you find the right settings based on your child’s skill level.
One of my favorite things about the app was that it encouraged children to learn through a variety of different rewards and motivators. By coordinating fine motor skills (touching, jumping) and providing “prizes” kids were motivated to learn and demonstrate their skills. My son liked the “drill” mode to practice his skills and then switched to challenge mode to answer questions and earn points. I also really liked seeing how my son did with the app using the parent dashboard. I was able to see if he consistently struggled in one area versus another. I also liked that the app could be used as part of an IEP for demonstrating mastery for special needs children or kids who might be having trouble focusing on one specific type of math skill and to demonstrate common core skill mastery. For example, if your child has trouble with a specific number in counting like (5, 9, etc) then you can pick a mode which will help them focus in on core skills and move forward within the app. I also liked that the drills were fairly short so they held kids attention while they ran and captured the numbers. I also liked the multi-player capability and the reporting to I could see the areas that my son was working on as well as struggling with.
In terms of enhancements, my son got “stuck” in the store because he didn’t have enough earned stars to buy a prize and we were unable to exit it without closing out of the app even though we kept clicking back. If you get a question wrong in the challenge mode, even if you get it wrong multiple times there is no “hint” I’d like to see a hint or some sort of annotation about this so I could work with my child to make sure he got the right answer in the future.
Fun math app that encourages children to work hard on both math and fine motor skills with motivators while they learn. There are no external links or in app purchases. My son loved working on his math drills in the fact paced learning environment and I loved that he was having so much fun he didn’t want to stop! I loved that I could turn down the graphics and the sound if he got overwhelmed with them while he still enjoyed the app.
ZyroMath City Countby Zyrobotics LLC
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 245.96 MB
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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.
Code drop 2.21.16
ZyroMath City Count
by Zyrobotics LLC
Price: $1.99 USD
Platinum winner of the Best App for Children and Toddlers from Best Mobile App Awards. From the makers of the award-winning OctoPlus comes another fun, interactive, math game for young children and children.
Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.