How I Use It
I would use it in my classroom as an option for extra practice. Lots of times, kids finish their work early and need a challenge, they readily appreciate this as an option. I would also consider using this as a center for math fact practice. It is colorful, fun, quick and engaging for all of my students, no matter what their level of learning! I love its quick pace, immediate feedback, and the fact that it is times, thus increasing my students speed. Computational fluency is something that has to be mastered, and this is one of the best apps for that. Lastly, as I showed my students how to play this app, it has an easy tutorial that students understood the first time it was shown to them.
This app was well liked by my students. It is easy to set up and wonderful practice for any students struggling or needing a challenge in math. I appreciate how it has options for engagement and that students can work at their own level, further differentiating their learning. I feel as if this app is a great way for my students to practice their mental math, both addition and subtraction. Both of these skills must be well known and reinforced before introducing addition with carrying or subtraction with regrouping. By playing this game, students are practicing without even knowing it. I appreciate the instant feedback that my students receive, further reinforcing their learning of math facts. Something that is a life long skill.