SlateMath for Kids - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Games
By Slate Science
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SlateMath is an iPad app that develops mathematical intuition and skills through playful interaction. The app's 38 activities prepare children for kindergarten and first grade math.
SlateMath forms the foundation of numbers, digit writing, counting, addition, order relation, patterns, parity and problem solving.
SlateMath's topic selection follows the common core state standard, and launches a series of products that empower the entire Kindergarten to sixth grade math curriculum. SlateMath's award winning technology was developed from the ground up for the iPad, with extreme utilization of touch and physical gestures.
The SlateMath pedagogy is crafted by world-class early-age math education experts, and is based on many years of experience and research. Endorsed by math teachers around the world, SlateMath is the product of choice for developing early-age math problem solving and quantitative reasoning skills.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
8 New Episodes.
Translation to 25 languages.
I homeschool my kindergartener and this is wonderful at gauging where he is at and reinforcing lessons we have already completed. It is progressive and splits everything into short little games. They give mild praise and rewards for correct answers and at the end deducts stars for any wrong answers. You have the option of writing the answers but sometimes it does not always register the number written. Even though it was correct stars are taken away. It is best to stick with the scroll option. I would love it if they added a section on skip counting. Currently they have one game somewhat dedicated to that. They write European 7's but recognize both. It is not flashy or colorful. Kinda bland in the graphics department but it is entertaining enough to hold the kids attention for more than a couple minutes. It is by far the best free math app I have found for kindergarten. So far I have not come across any "pay to unlock the full version" things so that is a big plus. It is a good, solid math app that does not cost you a dime.
Needs motivation to improve
My daughter is enjoying the app which I love but I wish the app had some form of motivation for her to get the right answer. My daughter is very good at figuring the easy way out and if she doesn't get the answer right on the first try this lets her guess and guess until it is right. It would be nice if it did something like go back to the previous task if she gets it wrong three times so if she really wants to progress she's got to think about her answers rather than guess. Still it is a great app and a problem that probably doesn't happen too often to other people my daughter is just like that.
Thorough and fun approach
My girls get excited to play this app. It's a game to them. They love the concept of traveling and do not think much about the skills they're practicing as they move locations. I played through all the levels and was impressed by the variety and challenge incorporated. I am looking forward to upcoming apps from this developer.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 17, 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 113 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Slate Science Inc
- © Slate Science Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.