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This is a great tool for independent practice and assessment of math concepts taught in the classroom. You can set up a profile for each student, then create a syllabus of the content you want to assess for that student. It would be a great tool for individual practice or one-on-one instruction or interventions. With the reporting capabilities, you can even customize each child's profile to email progress reports to the parent (or to yourself) weekly.Continue reading Show less
Splash Math Kindergarten gets kids practicing early math skills such as counting, comparing, adding, and subtracting with interactive practice problems. Kids touch counters on the screen as they would manipulatives for counting or arithmetic, and they hear the numbers counted aloud as well, reinforcing the counting sequence. Kids will move from working with pictures and images to working with numbers and operators as they develop their math skills and learn the language of math.
Each time they complete 10 problems, kids are rewarded with a wild animal or tree to place on a rotating Earth. They can learn more about that tree or animal and make it dance and move. Questions get progressively more challenging, and teachers can customize content and difficulty levels as well as see reports of progress and set daily practice goals.
Kindergartners will enjoy the hippo guide who encourages them when they get correct answers and offers a little guidance when they answer incorrectly on the first try. The subtitle of the app, "Fun Educational Worksheets for Counting Numbers, Addition and Subtraction," is accurate in that kids will find the work (and the reward of adding to their jungle world) fun. However, these aren't anything like traditional worksheets. Each question is on its own screen and is interactive. Kids can touch and hear numbers counted and identified. They are worksheets in the sense that there's no instruction; the app is best used as an assessment tool. The content is rich and fully aligned with Common Core Standards for kindergarten math. The quality and rigor of the questions, the depth and breadth of the curriculum covered, and the customization and reporting make this app well worth the somewhat high price tag.
Key Standards Supported
Counting And Cardinality
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three- dimensional (“solid”).
Measurement And Data
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.3
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
Operations And Algebraic Thinking
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings2, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.