By Instant Interactive
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Graphically rich and fun environment allows up to 50 students to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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- Students have their own personalized settings, scores and test history.
- Smart Drills(tm) places emphasis on problems answered incorrectly and/or slowly.
- Explore solutions to problems using number lines, wooden blocks, facts and hints. Solve nine-times problems using your fingers!
- Visually track student progress with accuracy and speed graphs.
What's New in Version 5.5
Added German and Korean translations.
Good, but could be better
You can isolate facts that you want to drill with kids. They like the app because it is boring to do it on paper. As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to track data on the knowledge of math facts. I can use this app to test kids or to use it as a Tier II intervention. Once I know the facts they are struggling with or if they need to speed up their thinking, I can just drill those particular facts. The only drawback is that addition and subtraction facts only go up to 9. I need them to go up to 12. If it had that capability, my entire school would be using this app. Plus, i wish I could choose which tests are included in the reports or data. Right now, the reports are all grouped into one. So if you are working on plus 3 facts, you can't just view that report. It includes every test they have ever taken. I hope the writers can make some small changes to make it better for teachers and parents.
I would love to give this app 5 stars, but I would like to see the ability to do timed drills to help out with large groups (I have a large class and it would be easier to pass it along if students could be timed for one minute). I suppose I could just have them do 10 to 15 problems and then pass it along. The interface is very nice and clear. If students could write their answers with their fingers, that might be nice, too. Overall a fantastic app for providing dreaded fact practice (my students love doing things on the iPad).
This app is a great resource. Looking at it from a teacher in the process perspective I would use this is my classroom. One suggestion to the developer would be to have an area to the side where a student could use their finger to write out their thinking. I do like the tools that they are given though: the number line and chart.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 18, 2013
- Version: 5.5
- Size: 45.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Instant Interactive
- © 2013 Instant Interactive
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.