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Use the games as a way for students to practice arithmetic skills and build fluency. Kids should work individually so their progress can be tracked. Customize practice by assigning kids to a particular difficulty level and mathematical operation. After they complete a mission, discuss their results as a class to find out who completed the mission in the least amount of time.Continue reading Show less
Operation Math's arithmetic games for kids begin with a brief introduction to the game's overall goal of stopping Dr. Odd from completing his evil plan. Kids then tap a player name, which takes them to a more detailed screen. There, they can choose to undergo training or take on a new mission, select what they want to earn for completing missions (either uniforms or watches), and view their mission's progress. Training is a practice mode that helps kids prepare for missions. It includes three difficulty levels, and consecutive correct answers are tracked. Kids can exit the training session at any time and return to the previous screen. When kids choose to start a new mission, they select an operation to work with, listen to a description of the real-world mission, and solve equations with speed and accuracy. Kids unlock new missions as they play, and earn rewards for successful missions and best training runs.
By completing practice runs and missions, kids can become fluent in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Addition and subtraction problems include facts for numbers 0 through 20, and multiplication and division problems cover facts for numbers 0 through 12. Kids practice their skills by completing missions that require speed and accuracy. Games aren't instructional and they provide no feedback for incorrect answers, so kids should have prior experience in arithmetic. Operation Math is a useful math practice tool with an interesting spy-themed twist.
Key Standards Supported
Number And Operations In Base Ten
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.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
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.