Updated August 7, 2012: xGerms Math is now available through iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon App Store!
K12 ’s newest mobile app launches today: xGerms Counting. In this game, big germs with icky names like Blurgle, Fibble, Olly, and Meech are needed for research—but they are protected by a crowd of smaller germ henchmen! It’s up to kids to count the smaller germs correctly (by 1s, 2s, 5s, or 10s) and then tap the big germ to make the capture. xGerms Counting is based on the xGerms math games, which are available to families enrolled in K12 CALMS courses.
The 16 games in xGerms Counting increase in difficulty as kids master each one. Kids will enjoy hearing goopy sounds when they tap little germs and the “Bow-wow-wow!” of a big germ that’s in danger of capture. There’s lots positive reinforcement for counting and capturing germs so kids that are hesitant to count to higher numbers will want to keep going. If they get stuck, useful hints will help them get back on track.