This is a game my dad would make me buy, but I’d want him to.
As a reward, my students (9 third graders with learning disabilities and/or ADHD) played Xumbers in class today. They LOVED it.
I had the nine of them on a team against the computer. They were very quick on learning the rules when I compared it to a crossword puzzle or Scrabble. I was most worried about them grasping the concept that the sum was the final number in the line. This wasn't a problem at all. They even quickly picked up that there can be a double digit sum once I demonstrated that for them. As I let them come up with the equations on their own they weren't always the longest possible equation. We lost our first game and won the second one.
feedback from the kids-
-They liked being able to work together as a team. There was always someone who was able to come up with an equation within the team.
-It was hard when they wanted to make an equation but couldn't because there were other secondary equations that would be affected.
-They liked having the computer to play against and became extremely competitive.
-They liked that it was addition because that is an operation that have already mostly mastered (they are currently working on one or two digit multiplication)
To sum it up: my kids (the lowest in their grade in math) adored the game and I will continue to use it periodically as an incentive. I hope that as they continue to play they will find longer and longer equations.more...
Xumbers is a great game. It is similar to scrabble but with numbers. The three levels allow for a wide range of math skills. I play the beginner level with my son who loves figuring out the addition possibilities. The expert level is quite challenging. Definitely worth the money.
Great app and lots of fun to play. I had gotten away from doing simple exercises like this to keep my brain stimulated. This sure does the trick.