Teacher Review for Cash Cow

Using addition concepts, students add loose change to assist in saving a farm from the bank.

Wendy B.
Technology coordinator
Blue Springs Elementary School
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I had hoped to use this app to reinforce addition and counting money concepts. However, with a price tag of $4.99, this app falls way short.
My Take
This app requires literacy skills as students must read in order to advance to the various levels. While this app claims to assist with counting coins and addition, it falls short. Students are asked to add loose change from a screen filled with nickles, dimes, pennies and quarters, in order to arrive at a pre-determined total which would allow the animal to save his farm. However, while it sounds good, students do not have to actually do any addition. The students can simply click on the coins and it will subtract from the total (such as $5.00). Once the students have selected enough coins, the students will advance to a new level. The students enjoyed playing the game as they were able to use their "farm money" to purchase items in between rounds, such as an apple tree. However, this is a game and not an educational tool.