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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that 3rd Grade Math Planet – Fun Math Game Curriculum is a math game that helps kids practice math and build fluency. There are two main modes of play: math-fact drills and mini-activities. The math-fact drills help kids build fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, and the mini-activities are a fun way for kids to practice a broad range of third-grade math skills. There also is a comprehensive tracking program with graphical reports and an activity log. The Android version offers free, limited gameplay for grades 2 through 8. Additional grade-level curriculum can be purchased.
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What's it about?
With over 30 levels of games and plenty of math-fact drills, 3rd Grade Math Planet – Fun Math Game Curriculum is a comprehensive practice tool. The mini-activities range in theme and include challenges that require kids to identify numbers on a number line, compare numbers, count and multiply groups of jelly beans, identify time on an analog clock, partition shapes, and more. Kids earn coins and stars for correct answers, and as they progress, the activities become more difficult. The Math Facts problems are typical drills that require speed and accuracy. Kids can choose to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. The Skill Tracker feature provides a graphical display of kids' performance in specific content areas such as counting and skip counting, fractions on a number line, patterns in a multiplication table, and much more.
Is it any good?
3RD GRADE MATH PLANET – FUN MATH GAME CURRICULUM has many activities that are grade-appropriate, engaging, and challenging. Kids will enjoy the variety of mini-activities, as well as the fun themes throughout the game. One of the best features is the built-in adaptive-learning tool: As kids play, the game adapts to their individual skill levels. The Skill Tracker is impressive as well, with a graphical display of performance within specific content areas. This makes it easy to identify possible areas in which kids are struggling.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Math: addition, counting, division, estimation, fractions, geometry, measurement, multiplication, numbers, shapes, subtraction
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, part-whole relationships, thinking critically
Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, working efficiently
- Price: $4.99, Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (The Android version offers limited game play for free; purchase additional grade-level curriculum for $4.99.)
- Release date: July 6, 2014
- Category: Education
- Size: 98.90 MB
- Publisher: Playpower Labs
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
- Last updated: January 23, 2019
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