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Learning about time, money, and fractions can be challenging for many children. School Zone's On-Track Time, Money & Fractions iPad app is the perfect tool to help children build those skills! The program’s kid-friendly approach delivers solid practice that will build confidence and help children succeed in school. Exercises are presented with detailed instructions and clear examples. The section concentrating on time lets children manipulate the hands of a clock to learn about hours and minutes, while other exercises teach children to set clocks to specific times. The section dedicated to money lets children maneuver coins into a bank, which teaches coin values and how to count coins. In the exercises focused on fractions, children learn fraction values and how to divide and color pie pieces to show fractions. Performance is encouraged by audio guidance, instant grading, progress-tracking, and ample positive reinforcement. In addition, each skill section has a no-stress learning area where children can explore each concept without being graded. Colorful graphics, silly sound effects, and funny animations enhance the learning experience. Plus, engaging games offer an important break between exercises. When additional practice is needed, a click of the reset button will randomize the problems for extended learning opportunities.
•Learning coin values
•Learning fraction values
(U.S. English language & math conventions, U.S. currency)
-Added video preview
-Updated for Kids section
-Added Parent Menu
-Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
good content - poor graphics - pricey
The content, as promised in the description, is helpful, varied, and engaging. The audio instructions are clear and there are plenty of activities for money, fractions, and time. My only complaint is that the graphics are really subpar. This is an iPad only app and yet it's obvious that it was ported from another platform without much thought to matching the iPad's native resolution.
Normally, I wouldn't care. I have native iPhone apps that work just fine on the iPad at 2x resolution. In this case, we're trying to teach a child to recognize coins and count coins. The coins are all blurry and heavily pixelated. For youngsters, the details make all the difference. For example, a dime could be recognized from its size, but you should also be able to read the words "ONE DIME" on the back of the dime. On this app, the words are so blurry that it's not possible. The coins are all large enough that it should be easy to read the words on them.
For a $1 app, a lot of those things are forgivable. For a $10 app I expect for an iPad app to match the iPad's resolution. I hope that this issue is addressed and that a fix is provided. I would like nothing more than to give this app a 5 star rating.
This app is great! It is an awesome interactive tool for teaching and reinforcing fractions, time and money. The games are fun too and a good way to break up the continual work. There are sounds, unlike a previous review stated and there is also a way to concentrate on one specific subject (select the horseshoe). My son is in first grade this year and this is a great way to continue what he is doing in school, although I fail to see where the 2nd grade content is because we've done this entire workbook and everything we've done is what he is currently doing in first grade.
That being said, the price is too high for what you actually get here. There is no advanced level once you finish the first set of questions successfully, even free learning apps and $0.99 apps offer an advancement. Like I said before, this is also ONLY first grade content, no second grade content (unless it's a second grade review of first grade content). I would like to see the developers take more time with the actual learning content rather than the "recess" games.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.