Australian Council on Children and the Media

Mickeys Magical Maths World - Disney Imagicademy.

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This early maths app uses familiar Disney characters and engaging 3D animation to expose children to mathematical concepts like addition, subtraction, pattern formation, figure writing and shapes and colour matching. Suitable for ages 4-8 years (with parental guidance), provided in app purchasing and advertising is disabled.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Mickeys Magical Maths World was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 14 May 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Mickeys Magical Maths World
Developed by: Disney Imagicademy.
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+ years, made for ages 5 and under.
ACCM suggested age: 4+ years with caution on in app purchases which are easily accessed – recommend disabling in settings.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Mickeys Magical Maths World contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There are 5 early math concept areas to explore (counting, add & subtract, shapes, numbers and sort and match and all free functionality was played in each one.

App description

Featuring 3-D graphics and recognisable Disney characters, this maths app exposes kids to early mathematical concepts with increasing difficulty as ideas are mastered. Fine motor skills are required to drag and drop items for counting or pattern matching and therefore, younger children may require guidance. Children can also explore their creativity and imagination by designing robots and ships. Parental co-play is recommended to work through the different areas such as counting, pattern identification and number writing. There is limited functionality in the free version and the entire maths package costs $30.99 which includes a full curriculum. Individual curriculum items such as counting or sorting can be purchased for $7.99. There is no instruction or explanation of incorrect answers, although the source of the error shakes to allow the player to correct.

 

Reviewers comments

In addition to the numerical concepts around counting, addition and subtraction, parents can also talk about sorting and classifying objects both within the game and in the real world. Children can be asked to describe their rational for sorting which encourages them to think about the characteristics (e.g. colour, shape) they use, beginning with one characteristic and progressing from there. Interacting with the app requires observational, fine motor and early numerical skills, and parental co-play is recommended for younger children. There is in-app purchasing and advertising of Disney products, however both can be disabled.

 

In App purchasing

The full suite of individual maths concepts can be purchased within the app ranging from $7.99/item to $30.99 for the full suite. Apps by the same developer and Disney can also be purchased.

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Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

Access to the app store, gained through entry of an age of 13 years takes the player directly to purchase the whole suite of maths concepts or individual concepts as well as other Disney apps and products. There is warning when the app is first played that it contains both advertising and in-app purchases.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

Nothing of concern.

Coarse language

No coarse language.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Nothing of concern.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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