Teacher Review For Math Pack Flash Cards

Math fact drills from adding to algebra

Michelle K.
Instructional Technology Specialist
South Western School District
Hanover, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It

Math Pack Flash Cards would be great for individual practice and would even be useful for small groups. In a small group, students select the same operation and skill level and compete for the best efficiency score! The app does not store any data, so students are starting fresh with each instance of use.

Given a tracking sheet, students practice the assigned operation and then record their scores over time. This is a great way to show progress toward a set goal. Encouraging students to set their own goal is even better!

The app is great for differentiation of learning due to the wide assortment of operations and skill levels. Students can practice at their level or stretch above in skill level or a current operation, while more advanced students can progress through the operations when they top out at the a skill level for a less difficult operation. The options for answering, direct entry or multiple choice, make the app accessible to a variety of student learning levels.

My Take

Math Pack Flash Cards App is a comprehensive app for practicing 20 different math operations. Each operation has 4 skill levels, which gives tons of flash cards for each of the operations.

Math Pack Flash Cards is nice for drill and practice and does give points for responses. The quicker a student respond, the more points they receive for that question. At the end of a practice session, students are shown their individual percentile, as well as an average that is calculated by comparing the student score with other math pack users. The app uses accuracy and speed to calculate an efficiency score for students.

The app is not overly engaging in appearance and we did find that when we typed a response and wanted to erase to reenter, we could not. This may increase accuracy in future sessions, but did increase initial frustration. The app allows for the response to be keyed in or the student can select a response from multiple choice options.

Each operation has a text based tutorial screen with an explanation of the different skills and sample questions. Students familiar with an operation would benefit from reviewing the help screens before beginning the flash cards.