5th Grade Math: Splash Math Common Core Worksheets

 

Learning(i)

Out-of-this-world math tool great for practicing skills.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

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

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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 fifth-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.  

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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 5th Grade Math: Splash Math Common Core Worksheets is a content-rich 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. Numerous worksheets are organized into nine chapters with topics including multiplication, division, algebra, and fractions. 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.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • equations
  • fractions
  • geometry
  • measurement
  • multiplication
  • numbers
  • algebra
  • division

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 a great 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

  • equations
  • fractions
  • geometry
  • measurement
  • multiplication
  • numbers
  • algebra
  • division

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • memorization

Kids can learn and practice fifth-grade math skills that are tightly aligned with Common Core math standards. 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 to unlock arcade-style games. Unfortunately, the rewards are separate from the exercises, 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. 5th Grade Math: Splash Math Common Core 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?

5TH GRADE MATH: SPLASH MATH COMMON CORE WORKSHEETS is a comprehensive 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
 

5th Grade Math: Splash Math Common Core Worksheets is filled with worksheets that cover the essential math topics for fifth grade. Earning points and rewards to unlock games is motivating, and the brightly designed worksheets are engaging. Practicing skills repeatedly can be a bit redundant, but this is a necessary part of becoming fluent in math. The biggest drawback is that the reward system is completely separate from the learning process, and this can make it difficult to keep kids involved in the math exercises.   

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how they use math in their everyday lives. Encourage kids to multiply prices at the grocery store, find average scores at sporting events, or identify geometric figures in buildings. 

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

App details

Device:iPad
Price:Free-$9.99
Pricing structure:Free, Free to Try, Paid
Release date:November 14, 2013
Category:Education
Size:136.00 MB
Publisher:StudyPad, Inc.
Version:4.7.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.1 or later

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