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The wildly popular Tiggly Chef is back! This time, join Chef to learn subtraction math concepts while experimenting in his super-duper secret kitchen laboratory, to create the most silly and flavorful creations the world has ever witnessed!

Tiggly’s most mustachioed master Chef invites you to his super-duper secret kitchen laboratory to try out new ideas and inspirations for his preposterously tasty dishes! Chef tells you what’s needed for each experiment, and you help by taking away the extra ingredients to get to the exact number called for by his lab notes. Mathematics symbols appear on screen explaining your actions, helping you naturally learn subtraction concepts and the meaning behind mathematical symbols as they relate to your own actions. Chef will encourage you to follow instructions and think flexibly!

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FREE Download of Tiggly Chef stickers for iMessage is included.

- Mental subtraction
- Represent subtraction problems with drawings, verbal explanation, and math equations
- Conceptually understanding subtraction operation as “taking away” action
- Decomposing numbers less than or equal to 20 in more than one way
- Understand the meaning of minus symbol, “-“, and equal sign “=”

- 3 kitchen labs with 30 unique flavor bits (peppery, crunchy, zesty, stinky, and sour to name a few)
- 24 surprising dishes with hilarious names like “Pickle Me Garlic Riddle Me Do”!
- 12 shockingly funny experiment-gone-wrong reactions from Chef! Imagine Chef with a tiny blueberry head!
- Each kitchen challenges you at a higher level of math difficulty
- Create your own kooky culinary concoctions
- No third party advertising
- No in-app purchases
- BONUS: More than 20 animated and 70 fun stickers of Chef and his creations, available for iMessage app

Your child can come up with their own instructions and math problems by designing custom recipes. They decide what ingredients they would like to experiment with and how many of each ingredient is needed.

Tiggly Chef encourages your child to think flexibly about numbers and arrive at the answer in many different ways. For example, if there are 8 bits in the machine and the lab notes ask for only 5, you can subtract extra ingredients one by one (8 – 1 = 7; 7- 1 = 6; 6- 1 =5), you can take away a group of 3 in one action (8 – 3 = 5), or subtract 2 first and then take away the last extra bit (8 – 2 = 6; 6 -1 = 5)

To add Tiggly Chef stickers to your iMessage, tap on the App Store icon beside the chat field, tap on "Manage" tab at the top, and turn on Tiggly Chef stickers!

This app is compatible with Tiggly Math Smart Toys. Your Tiggly toys can be used like real counting rods inspired by classic Cuisenaire rods used in Montessori classrooms – use the toys to take away extra ingredients and learn math in a more tactile way. The app is optimized to work with Tiggly toys but also offers a fun learning experience without the toys.

The Tiggly team has PhDs, MBAs, parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts who want to help parents introduce their children to the digital world in an easy yet educational way. Our educator-designed tablet toys interact with learning apps because we believe there is a powerful learning opportunity in the combination of physical and digital play. Children explore mathematical concepts and numerical relations by manipulating physical number blocks while playing in wonderful digital worlds that stretch their imagination and spark their creativity. Our team collaborates with Grammy and Emmy-award winning creative talent to craft products that parents and children both love. Tiggly products are available in 20+ countries and in more than 300 Apple Store locations across four continents, Amazon, and specialty retailers worldwide.

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Integrated Teachley education system

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Tenafly V. ,


Tiggly Chef has been my son's favorite game for quite some time now. To my delight Tiggly Chef is back to teach subtraction this time! My son is beyond excited, and absolutely loves all of the new graphics and surprises! He walks around the house talking like Chef. Lol! Highly recommended:)

Sportgalwp ,

No way to subtract zero

Great game until there’s a problem where the answer is zero. Then there’s no way to answer and you have to go back to home. Wish they would fix it so my son could play again!

BonnySoftClop ,

Awesome App

So Fun! After buying the first Chef app for my nephew I stumbled upon this one recently. All I can say is the humor in this is top notch and both you and your kid will be laughing your heads off. And he's learning subtraction now too-Awesome!

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