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Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids? 165

Posted by timothy
from the mildly-annoyed-birds dept.
Oyjord writes "I have a very smart and curious 3-year-old daughter. Before anyone tries to derail my query, yes, we get a lot of play time outside with soccer and baseballs, and inside with blocks, Hot Wheels, PlayDoh, etc. However, on the rare occasion that we do sit down with my iPad, I'd like to solicit recommendations for good Math and Science apps for kids. There are hundreds of horribly gender-biased baking apps and Barbie apps for young girls, but they turn my stomach. She has a wonderfully curious mind, and really likes SkyView already, but I feel lost in a sea of pink and Hello Kitty apps."
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Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids?

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  • DragonBox (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 23, 2012 @08:05PM (#42078037)

    My 3.5 year olds were doing algebra with fractions without realizing it.

  • Skip the software (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mrops (927562) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @12:01AM (#42079441)

    Just something from personal experience. I got my kid bunch of nice learning software for Android. He loved them, played them, learned a lot.

    Then we had our student led parent teacher meeting/conference. Turns out, he doesn't do jack in class because he finds it all too boring. And it is, when he gets to race a car for solving the right question, sticking stuff with glue on paper is rather pale.

    Result... he knows his stuff but is "officially" a C grade student. He is in grade 1 so no worries, however I will skip the software to tame his exitment level.

  • Re:Dragonbox (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Pastis (145655) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @01:22AM (#42079797)
    Thanks a lot! Our goal is to teach the K-12 math curriculum in 30 hours. DragonBox is our proof of concept. Expect more goodies from us in the future!
  • by G3ckoG33k (647276) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @02:43AM (#42080055)

    "European crap"?

    From https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw/2012/01/25/more-crap-from-the-e-u/ [harvard.edu]

    "Now that the European Union’s member states are flailing around attempting to implement their miserable cookie directive, the European Commission has decided it’s a good time to retard the Internet some more. Today the European Commission will release an already-leaked new version of the Data Protection Directive which firmly establishes a European right to data erasure, or “right to be forgotten.” Article 17 will give EU residents an unprecedented inalienable right to control and delete facts that were once voluntarily communicated by the subject. Moreover, the right to erasure covers all publications of the personal information."

    It's not all bad in the E.U., hence it must be African.

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