Teacher Review For Motion Math: Hungry Fish

Good for the kids who will enjoy it

Chava A.
Special Education Instructor
MTJ, New York, NY
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I let kids play with it individually to practice or reinforce math operations. I generally give my students choices of 2-3 apps that support the same skills, so they can choose what they find engaging for their practice.
My Take
This is a great app for students who will enjoy it to practice skills like addition and subtraction. It's pretty simple and repetitive, which has its advantages (simplicity is a good thing, much of the time!) but also is limiting. Kids who like things like fish animation or designing their own fish are very engaged by it, but other students find it boring after a while.