Educational Games

World's toughest programmer explains how to make educational games fun

Mike Lee's New Lemurs has released Lemurs Chemistry: Water - a fun educational game that teaches kids (and adults) the chemistry of water. As the name of the game (and company) implies, lemurs abound in the game. Lee shares with us some of his thoughts on how you can make an educational game enriching and fun to play.

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DragonBox for iPhone, iPad, Mac makes learning algebra fun

DragonBox is an educational math game for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that teaches the concepts of algebra in a fun way. Instead of sitting in a classroom and listening to a teacher give all the rules for solving an equation, kids can simply play a game with similar rules that starts with pictures and slowly introduces algebraic symbols.

  • $5.99 for iPhone and iPad - [Download now](https://itunes.apple.com/app/dragonbox?at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im /id522069155?ls=1&mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)
  • $5.99 for Mac - [Download now](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonbox?at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im /id524967552?mt=12&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)

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GoSum for iPhone and iPad review

If Words with Friends had a love affair with mathematics, the result would be GoSum. In fact, Words with Friends is to Scrabble, as GoSum is to Equate. Instead of trying to spell words on the game board, the goal of GoSum is to create valid arithmetic equations like 9 + 5 - 6 = 8. GoSum is fun, challenging, and educational.

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Daily Apps: Defense zone, Rewards, PDF Forms, Favomatic, Operation Math

Defense zone: Hold your defence with your turrets against the massive hordes of enemies. It is up to you, commander, how to spend the resources: restore and upgrade your veteran units or to purchase some new ones.

Rewards - A reward tracker for parents: Add a reward when your child is helpful, does the dishes, helps put the trash out and many more! At-a-glance, you and your child can see how many rewards they have totalled up for the week.

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Caillou's World now available for iPhone and iPad [Kids Corner]

Based off the popular PBS kids show, Caillou, Night & Day Studios has released Caillou's World. It's intended to help children ages 2-5 with with reading, spelling and phonics.

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App for That: teaching kids to write

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, @mfares asks:

Hey llofte, do you know of any good apps for kids who just started to learn how to write ? I need it for my nephew. Thanks.

To see what we found, follow along after the break!

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