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Factor Samurai - Cut non-prime numbers down to size!

Back in my day when we used things like sliderules, protractors, and multiplication tables (had mine printed on a little cheat sheet), I remember thinking what a total drag mathematics were. I'd rather be outside playing kickball. If I would have had Factor Samurai, I would have jumped on my "times tables" like a shark eating a surfer (go shark)! If you got school kids mildly to severely uninterested in math, this is a clever way to get them interested. Read on for more review comments and info on the app...

"Factor Samurai is still a great mental massage for your left cerebral hemisphere" - Anscamobile App of the Week Award Review

"It's a game... Or is it? I've genuinely never had more fun doing factors. It's easy to pick up but hard to put down. Plus, you brush up on your times table skills. Great graphics, mood, and fun!"

"It's like playing Fruit Ninja but you actually get smarter the longer you play instead of... well, whatever happens when you play Fruit Ninja for too long. The point is, this is a great little game. Good work guys!"

Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables. You play as the samurai whose sacred duty is to cut all the numbers down to their prime factors. You will be thrown one number after the next, cut them up if they can be factored into smaller values, if not, if they are prime, do not cut them. Prime numbers are numbers that cannot be divided into small whole numbers. One, two, three, five, seven, eleven, and thirteen are all examples of prime numbers. Four is not prime because it can be broken down in the whole numbers two times two.

Factor Samurai is a great way for children to learn times tables in a fun and engaging way. Click on the iTunes links above to grab the game!

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.