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.
- Generate Awards and Worksheets.
- Students can use many different methods of answering problems: keyboard, touch-screen, speech recognition, handwriting recognition and the use of assistive devices.
One of my daughters favorites!
Well thought-out variable controls which help the parent make it fun. Let's face it, no fun = no learning. The number line is terribly smart, and begs the question, why haven't I found more apps using it like this one and Khan Academy? The Audio functionally is so cool. My almost 2 year old loves to watch and listen to her 4 year old sister run through addition and subtraction tables. No distractions, no clicking, or selecting, or out of sync audio tracks to distract my daughter.
In the beginning it was, reluctantly, IXL. An uninspiring, frankly uninspired, depressingly sad web based system. Then I stumbled upon Khan, which throws IXL back to the standards and creativity on par with 1972 ATARI Pong - no intent to besmirch the game gods Nolan and Ted. Then occasionally, small gifts come my way like this little program. The Karma thing is real man.
I hope this teem isn’t taking business governance notes from Kajagoogoo. There's real talent evident here. The parents I know get the seriousness of our competitive disadvantage, and they can’t bankroll an offshore boarding school at 60k per year where their kids at least have a fighting chance at educational parity.
Nice Program but limited
My son likes working with this program to practice his math. I like the ability to tailor the problems to meet his needs, but as mentioned in other reviews there is a limited range. I keep hoping that an update would be released so that addition and subtraction up to at least 20 would be possible. Stopping at 18 seems a rather odd. For me it was a good value because it got my son practicing his math. He needed the extra practice. I would only recommend it for those that need extra help.
Feedback needs improvement
This would be a great application if the feedback would have an option to not just say “Incorrect” but provide the correct answer. My daughter stop using the application because although she new she was wrong, she did not know what the right answer was. Other than that, this has 5 star potential.