How I Use It
This is a great app to help students practice their mental math skills using addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This tool is an engaging centers activity and an extrinsic reward for students who have completed their work successfully. There are levels using simple addition and subtraction as well as those for practice with multiplication using positive and negative integers. Students can choose the level based on their comfort with the content. The teacher can also set the time limit and difficulty level for each student. Some of the combinations can get difficult if the level isn't set appropriately.
This app will extend learning for students who have mastered basic operations and are ready for the next step. It will keep them engaged and coming back for more! I like that it deals with more than one set of numbers at a time and requires mental strategies. I feel like the graphics in this app will entice all students to attempt to work through the problems. Although the apps specifies it's for 1-4 grade, I think middle school students would find this fun and challenging as well.