Astro Nora: Addition and Subtraction maths

The Astro Nora: Addition and Subtraction maths app is both fun and simple to follow as it allows your child to develop their math skills.

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What is it

The main character, Nora, has crash-landed on an alien planet, and children need to answer addition and subtraction questions to help collect the parts of her broken rocket.

Along the way children can collect burp coins to spend on alien burps!

What our team of testers said

"I got it right!" - Boy aged 4

"I want to jump for the coins." - Boy aged 5

Skills Developed

  • Encourages children to practice addition and subtraction
  • Uses number lines and grids to help children work out the answer
  • Rewards motivate repeated play

What our experts think

This was a nice and simple game for children to practice their addition and subtraction skills. Each game is quite short which means that children can dip in and out of playing easily. Our testers enjoyed having a platformer game to break up the maths quiz, but it would have been good if this was longer. It’s great that the easier levels have number lines and squares that children can refer to, so they can work out the answer.

We like that there is no time pressure – this is good for children who are less confident, although parents can introduce a timer to help speed up their mental maths. Being able to choose the difficulty level is a good way to cater to different abilities, although it’s not very clear what each difficulty level is (e.g. single + single digit) and we found that there is quite a big jump between the levels – so children are unlikely to progress quickly through these.

Features

  • Brands: Miss Ward Education
  • Key Features:
    • British English
    • Made in the UK
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
    • No internet access required for core features
  • Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
  • Languages available:
  • Apple version: iPad
    Requires iOS 6.0 or later
  • App Types: Educational Apps
  • Types of skills developed: Cognitive
    Maths
    Memory, concentration & attention

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