Monday, January 27, 2014

Undiscovered App #57: King of Math

King of Math

Long-time readers know that I have an affinity for math apps. Well, if you're a math fan, you're in luck, because today's Undiscovered App, called King of Math by OddRobo, is probably the best discovery I've made in the math genre for its sheer brilliance in how it applies simple mathematical questions in ways that really make you think.

Take the number 7, for example. How would you come up with that number using simple arithmetic procedures? One way could be "4 + 3" while another could be "5 + x = 12", or another way could be "17 ? 10 = 7" (with the question mark "?" prompting you to enter an operation like plus (+), minus (-), multiply (*), or divide ( / ). King of Math hits you in all different ways. This quote about the game probably says it best:

"As a lifetime mathematician and a math tutor and teacher of over 20 years this is one of the most engaging ways to review math skills that I have ever seen."

To add to that, there is a leveling feature where you start as a mere Peasant, and successfully completing the math problems gets you to level up your character to Blacksmith, Merchant, and so forth, all the way up to King. It's a cool element that brings to mind the role playing game concept. Speaking of role playing games, the music is fabulous, and probably could have been found in a role playing game.

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Here are the different ways it'll challenge your skills:

- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Arithmetic
- Geometry
- Fractions
- Powers
- Statistics
- Equations

If you're not into math, don't be scared. The mathematics level is about Middle School/Junior High School. King of Math is simply one of the best educational type apps I've come across. It is currently available to download for $1.99. Over 3,000 ratings have given it a 4.5 star average.  And if you want to dip your toes in the water, there's a free version with a limited number of questions that you can download. In any case, this should be a required download. It's that good.


As you can tell, we liked King of Math so much that we contacted OddRobo to see if they would be kind enough to give a few extra promo codes for our readers. They responded generously and gave the following codes for download:


As a reminder, it takes many hours of effort to build a polished app like this, so as a courtesy, for those of you who redeem a code, please consider passing the word on to a friend about the game, or leave a review on the App Store (promo code downloads can't be reviewed, but if you download the Free version you will be able to), or you can check out OddRobo's other apps, like King of Math Junior and Math Formulas.

____________________________________________________________ because today is a great day to finally order that stuff sitting in your shopping cart!

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