Kindergarten Math for School may be best as an assessment tool or a follow-up supplement to lessons covered in class. With a pretest, detailed report cards for performance along the way, and a post-test, teachers can get a good idea of what their students understand and where they're having trouble. Teachers also can track students' progress over time or reassign particularly difficult topics after extra review to see if the material has clicked yet.
With the easy-to-use customization options and some built-in scaffolding, teachers also can use Kindergarten Math for School to supplement their lessons and give struggling students some extra practice just where they need it; some students can work on addition, while others explore numbers over 10. These drills also may be helpful if teachers need to get their students ready for imminent testing.Continue reading Show less
Kindergarten Math for School is a comprehensive collection of practice math questions that align easily with Common Core standards. The material is broken down into 30 subject areas such as puzzles, less and more, simple addition and subtraction, money, and time. To use Kindergarten Math for School, teachers must have a G Suite for Education account. Once they purchase and download the app, teachers then can log in using their Google Classroom sign-in and create separate accounts for each of their students. Teachers can jump around to review all the material, assign specific sections to particular students, or review report cards. Students must progress through the material in order, starting with a pretest, or complete assignments from their teacher.
A subscription to Kindergarten Math for School also allows access to 1st Grade Math for School, which has a set of topics for first-graders. The app is a separate download with separate assignments and report cards but accesses all the same teacher and student accounts.
These colorfully presented math drills cover a lot of ground. Many of the most important math topics for kindergartners are represented, which makes Kindergarten Math for School a relatively comprehensive teaching resource. The teacher experience is smooth and accessible; teachers have a lot of flexibility in reviewing, assigning, and checking students' work. And, unlike some comprehensive curriculum apps, doing all this is not at all overwhelming.
The student experience is easy and straightforward as well but also a bit dry and repetitive. Kids complete assignments or follow the curriculum in order and get nice simple feedback to help them when they answer incorrectly. There's a clear effort to dress the drill questions up, but they remain a long series of practice math problems. Still, overall, Kindergarten Math for School is a well-designed collection that could be a useful tool for teachers.
Key Standards Supported
Counting And Cardinality
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Measurement And Data
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
Number And Operations In Base Ten
Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Operations And Algebraic Thinking
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings2, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.