Teacher Review for Kakooma

Addicting Math Fact Puzzle That Keeps Students Coming Back!

Andy K.
Classroom teacher
Mather Heights Elementary School
Mather, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, English-Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app has a very specific goal - to engage students in using mental math facts to solve multilevel puzzles. The design is simple yet addicting. Students will need to have a basic sense of addition to play it. There's no official multiplayer mode, but students can work together, and at times I will play this on the SmartBoard as a whole class.
My Take
This app has a singular focus, and it achieves it well. I use it as a reward for students as they accomplish their other tasks in class. Anytime you can engage students in mental math that is fun, that's a good tool to have in your repertoire. This is all about building procedural fluency, and that's an important Common Core Math Practice Standard.