Review by Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Education | Updated June 2014
Get it now

Quick Math - Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game

Get it now

Kids build fluency with drill-like game that promotes speed, accuracy

Subjects & skills
Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Character & SEL

Subjects
  • Math
Grades This grade range is a recommendation by Common Sense Education and not the developer/publisher.
1-5
Common Sense says (See details)
Teachers say (1 Review)

Take a look inside

5 images

Pros: Age-appropriate, leveled games track time and encourage kids to improve key math skills.

Cons: Kids could easily lose interest in the drill-style games, and there's no feedback for incorrect answers.

Bottom Line: Straightforward, drill-style games could use a little more variety, but are still a solid way for kids to practice mathematical operations.

This is a useful tool for kids to practice the arithmetic skills they've already learned in the classroom. Begin by creating user accounts, so kids can track their progress. Then allow them to play the games individually, starting at a grade-appropriate level within a specific mode. For example, if kids are just learning how to add single-digit numbers, have them play the beginner level in the addition mode. Once kids feel they've mastered a level and achieved their best times, they can advance to the next level. It could be fun to create a class leaderboard and have kids try to earn the best time at their own levels or at the most advanced levels.  

Continue reading Show less

Quick Math – Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game is a learning tool that promotes fluency through the use of drill-like games. At the home screen, kids can select from five modes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a mix of operations. Each mode has four levels of learning, from beginner to extreme. Once kids select a mode and level, the clock starts and the game begins. Twenty problems appear on-screen, and kids use their fingers to hand-write the answers. If they get an answer wrong, a red X prompts them to try again. When the game is finished, kids can see their time on a bar graph and track their progress. 

Continue reading Show less

The app focuses on building fluency, so kids don't get much instruction. They do, however, get plenty of practice with key arithmetic and estimation skills. One of the app's helpful features is that problems within a level scroll through the screen, so as kids are working on one problem, they can see the next problem coming up. This helps improve their speed and estimation skills, which are powerful tools when trying to master core math concepts. It would be even more helpful if feedback for incorrect answers were more developed so kids could learn from their mistakes and figure out how to answer missed problems correctly. Overall, though, practice makes perfect with Quick Math – Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game.

Continue reading Show less
Overall Rating

Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return?

Times are tracked, which helps motivate kids. As with many drill-like games that promote fluency, kids may lose interest after a short time. 

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer?

Each mode has four levels, and each level is more challenging than the previous one. Feedback and hints could improve the games' learning value. 

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students?

Navigation is easy and a brief tutorial helps get kids started. Teachers can go on the developer's website to sign up for a newsletter and access up-to-date social media pages. 


Teacher Reviews

(See all 1 reviews) (1 reviews) Write a review
Featured review by
Eva H. , Technology coordinator
Technology coordinator
a FUN way to practice math fluency

I like this app! The students are not selecting a multiple choice answer, they are writing the answer. The app allows for a variety of levels and abilities, which is always a plus and a need in any classroom.

The one thing missing is a report feature. That would make this app even better!

Read full review