Age: 5 And Up

Category: Basic Algebra

What It Is: An innovative educational app for iOS and Android that, through gameplay, teaches kids concepts relating to solving algebraic equations.

Why We Like It: This is truly an educational app, not just memorization or flash cards. As kids learn the game’s mechanics, they are learning concepts needed to solve algebraic equations (even if they don’t realize it). The game continues to get more complex as it progresses, and by the last level young learners are handling standard “solve for X” equations. What is most astonishing is kids can pick up the fundamental concepts of algebra in just a matter of hours.

Note To Parents: Moving to paper (as the problems get harder) may be difficult at first, but the developer’s online blog gives tips for how to do this if you need them.

Start working those equations! Get DragonBox Algebra 5+ here.