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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.
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.
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.
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
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.
Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.