How I Use It
This activity is good for individual students who need to build their math fluency. Unfortunately, it does not use common core math vocabulary. It says "Find the solution" instead of "Find the sum." There are no settings, so I was unable to change the grade level for my students. They game is not too engaging and does not give any hints! Students were easily bored and asked to play other apps.
This is a teaching tool that I will not be using with my class again. It was not very engaging and it did not allow me to set levels for the students. What did work was the encouraging words the app used when students were incorrect. Students are encouraged try again until they get the answer correct. Some of the games are engaging, but not enough for me to want to use this app with my students again. The games within the app do not have names, but pictures. I think it would have worked better if it had both names and pictures. My students would click them all until they found one that they felt worked for them. What I did like was that they were games with two and three addends. I also love that there were pictures for the students with sound effects which help make the games more engaging. For example, five apples and two are eaten, the image will show the apples eaten and make a crunch sound. Then students could count home many were left over. I wish the game would read the addition and subtraction problems to the students. I think this would be helpful to the ESL and special education students.