4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets Game

Common Sense Media says

Fun space-themed worksheets support wide range of skills.

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Information is well organized, so kids will find it easy to navigate the worksheets and choose the skills they want to practice. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

Small pop-up ads for the developer's other apps appear regularly on the home screen. When users tap on the ads, they have to enter the digits that represent a word number; kids using this fourth-grade app will be able to do this with no problem, so it's not an effective parental control. This takes users to a list of apps that can be purchased in the App Store. A free version of the app has a limit of 20 questions per day.  

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

The privacy policy can be found in the parents' section and states that only personal information (such as name and email address) entered voluntarily is collected and stored. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets Game is a fun and engaging resource filled with interactive worksheets and a handful of arcade-style games. Kids can use the app to practice skills while earning rewards to unlock the games. There are more than 100 worksheets that cover 12 math topics including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry, and more. The app even includes an option in the parents' section for assigning homework and an option to set practice reminders. Parents should keep in mind that there are tiny pop-up ads for the developer's other apps that regularly appear on the home screen. Also, the reward system is separate from the learning process, so you'll have to make sure your kids doesn't get lost there.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • shapes
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • algebra
  • division
  • equations
  • fractions
  • geometry
  • measurement
  • multiplication
  • numbers
  • patterns

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • memorization

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Kids will enjoy the space-themed graphics and the interactive nature of the worksheets. The ability to unlock the games is a great motivator. 

Learning Approach

Questions increase in difficulty, and constructive feedback for incorrect answers provides an excellent learning opportunity for struggling kids. 

Support

The app lacks an information section, but it's easy enough to figure out how to access and use all the features. 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • shapes
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • algebra
  • division
  • equations
  • fractions
  • geometry
  • measurement
  • multiplication
  • numbers
  • patterns

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • memorization

Kids can learn and practice a wide range of fourth-grade math skills as they complete interactive worksheets. The questions within each topic increase in difficulty as kids make progress. Worksheets are scored, and, once kids earn enough points, they get "UFO" rewards. Kids can use these rewards to unlock arcade-style games, but these rewards are completely separate from the learning process, which can lure kids away from learning. The feedback for incorrect answers is excellent because it includes explanations to help kids learn from their mistakes. 4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets is a great way to reinforce skills and motivate kids to practice and become fluent in math.

This Learning Rating review was written by Debbie Gorrell

What's it about?

4TH GRADE MATH: SPLASH MATH WORKSHEETS GAME is a content-rich math tool filled with grade-appropriate interactive worksheets. Kids can earn points for answering questions, and the points build up to "UFO" rewards, which kids can use to unlock games. The worksheets have a built-in scratch pad for writing out calculations, and feedback for incorrect answers is nicely detailed with mathematical explanations. The parents' section is great for viewing progress reports, looking up a history of gameplay, and assigning homework.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets Game is packed with worksheets that cover all the skills a fourth-grader needs to master to be successful in math. Earning points and rewards to unlock games is motivating, and the brightly designed worksheets are engaging. Unfortunately, the rewards aren't baked in to the learning process, so some kids might end up distracted. Also, some of the worksheets can be a bit redundant, but this is a necessary part of practicing skills and becoming fluent in them. With more than 100 worksheets that cover 12 topics, along with detailed progress reports, the app is a solid buy.      

Families can talk about...

  • Encourage kids to carefully read the feedback for incorrect answers, and review the correct answers together. 

  • View kids' progress reports and assign homework as needed for extra practice. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free-$9.99
Pricing structure:Free, Free to Try, Paid
Release date:October 28, 2013
Category:Education
Topics:Space and aliens
Size:135.00 MB
Publisher:StudyPad, Inc.
Version:4.7.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.1 or later

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