I’m super picky where it comes to educational math apps, and I rely on my kids’ opinions . They’ll try anything, but it takes an extra special app to hold their interest. Twelve a Dozen is one of those exceptional math apps for iPad that earns an A+.

Twelve a Dozen takes kids on a problem-solving journey accompanied by numbers. The heroine is Twelve, and she’s got to use math to save Dozenopolis from a disaster. What’s different though is that math puzzles aren’t the obstacles in this game; instead, math puzzles are the tool to overcome obstacles, make progress, and unlock new powers.

I love how the developers have taken this approach, because when kids really comprehend a new math concept, it does kind of make them giddy. They’ve got skills, and they know how to use them.

Twelve a Dozen math app for iPad: So much fun our kids are asking to play

Twelve a Dozen math app for iPad: Kids absolutely love it

The game itself is wonderfully engaging, and the graphics are detailed and a bit spooky-looking, which makes it perfect for this time of year. At $4.99, the app is on the pricey side, but considering how entranced my fourth-grader is with it, I wholeheartedly approve. In fact, our alarm went off at 6 o’clock on both Saturday and Sunday thanks to a weekend swim meet, and turns out she was already awake and playing Twelve a Dozen.

Get your kids Twelve a Dozen math app for iPad from the App Store for $4.99.

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