How I Use It
Math Magic is a great, hands-on tool for drill and practice. I've used this as individual practice, but it could also be used for homework, small group, or class practice. Children enjoy racing the clock in the optional "timed" mode.
I am a big fan of the old fashioned drill techniques. This app offers the opportunity to practice quick facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I really liked the option to "randomize" the operation and the preferences page allows you to set many things such as number range and challenge time. The app offers instant feedback, positive reinforcement and an opportunity to choose the correct answer after you have made a mistake. I had to choose a lower rating for support as it does lend itself to scaffolding - it's basically drill. It does however offer praise verbally - and there is nothing for the student to read. It's a big thumbs up from this classroom!