Teacher Review for Love to Count by Pirate Trio

Students will "Love to count" with this fun, interactive math app!

Sherri C.
District Technology and Learning Coach
Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is a great app for extending younger students' learning with math concepts. I would use this as a center for students in math so that they can work on addition, subtraction, counting, ordering and shapes for individual students or for students to work together.
My Take
This app is great because it assists students in the directions by giving information orally and in text form. Students can also have the directions repeated to them so it is a good app for younger students to work on independently. It is easy to navigate and has a lot of drag and drop options that keep students engaged. When students get correct answers, it gives them positive feedback and if an answer is incorrect, it will tell them to try again. In cases where an amount is indicated, it will give students feedback on their answer. (For example it will let them know if their answer is too big or too small) The app builds motivation because students receive prizes after they unlock passwords with their correct answers. As a teacher or parent, you also have access to data on the child’s responses. You get information on how many times they answered correctly on the first attempt, and how many items were completed in the areas of adding, subtracting, shapes, counting and ordering. The levels cycle between the following types of activities: Balancing scales-You need to choose a number that will balance a scale. (For example, there is a 5 on one side and 2 on the other side and you need to select the 3 to balance it out.) Choose a food item that you can share equally among a group of people. There is a row of items and it directs you to select a specific one based on its location (For example-Click on the second square from the right; 1st circle from the left (left vs right/first, second, etc) Drag items into order based on the numbers that are on them Clock with missing numbers-Drag in the correct numbers to the correct places on the clock Dominos-Drag dominos to match numbers Subtraction and Addition: 3-1=?; Addition 2+2=? (click on the correct answer) Count a number of objects (For example-count the hearts on a fish or diamonds on a sea horse) How many of a shape can you count (ie-diamonds, squares, circles, ovals, trapezoids, etc-For example-how many circles are there?) Which number is missing (For example-flags with 2, 3, 4, 5, ?-You have to choose 6 from the number choices at the bottom) An animal has lost its spots. Drag the correct number of spots to its side to match the number is to the right. Complete a number line. (For example-A pirate has 2 sausages on a skewer-choose which group of sausages will complete the group to have 10 total)