Math Quiz is not instructional, so kids should have prior knowledge of the math concepts. Use it in the classroom as a practice or enrichment tool. Choose a content area for kids, and recommend that they start on the easiest level. Have kids finish a 10-question quiz and keep track of their scores and times. Challenge them to retake the quiz and improve either their scores or their times. Once kids individually reach a score of 100%, have them move to the next difficulty level.Continue reading Show less
Math quiz is exactly what it sounds like: a quiz tool to help kids hone their math skills. Kids can choose from three content areas: arithmetic, fractions, or counting. Once they choose, the Settings screen appears. Here, kids select a level (easy, medium, or hard), choose the number of questions they want on a quiz (from 1 to 50), and turn the sound on or off. Then kids start the quiz, which is scored and timed. Scores are displayed immediately after kids finish a quiz, and kids can then reset and start all over.
A button on the home screen links to an outside website. The site is educational, but oddly, its content is way above the level of the app's target age range. There is also a link on the app's home screen to view videos, but at the time of this review, the link was not working and the videos would not load.
It's great that kids can continue to challenge themselves by customizing the content and difficulty level of the quizzes, and most kids will enjoy seeing their scores and times so they can try to improve. However, there's no way to store or review past scores, so there's no way to get hints, earn rewards, or otherwise track progress. Another frustration is in the fractions content area. If kids enter a fraction that is not in simplest form, they get the answer wrong, even though the directions do not ask for the answer in simplest form. This can be confusing, especially for kids who are just learning about fractions. Incorrect answers are shown in red rather than green, which immediately shows kids what they got wrong. However, the app misses an opportunity to show them why they got it wrong and to give them a chance to learn from their mistake.
Overall, this is a solid tool for targeted practice with arithmetic, fractions, and number sense, but kids should look elsewhere for a deeper understanding and step-by-step instructions on the math concepts at hand.
Key Standards Supported
Number And Operations In Base Ten
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Number And Operations—Fractions
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.