What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Math Workout is an educational app that makes daily math skills practice easy and fun. Kids can practice addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, work on speed or fluency, and take advanced challenges. The app includes times table practice. The paid version of the app tracks scores and progress for up to six players and is ad-free.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- problem solving
Engagement, Approach, Support
Primary colors are pleasant but not distracting. Kids can choose a variety of quiz formats or play the arcade-like game for math practice.
The app offers practice with all four operations plus combined operations. The levels of challenge are suitable for many abilities, and daily practice promotes real, deep learning.
Focus here is all about "skill and drill," not so much about instruction, but help is available if needed.
What's it about?
Kids answer math problems as quickly as possible to build speed and fluency. They can choose addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, or mixed function quizzes. They can play an arcade-like challenge called "Math Blaster," or take advanced challenges like "The Brain Cruncher" where they answer a multiple-part math problem using various operations, or complete the "Online World Challenge" to try to beat the daily high score. The options menu includes two additional areas of practice: a verbal math quiz and multiplication tables practice.
Is it any good?
Math Workout encourages kids before and after each game to practice their math skills daily or to exercise their brain once a day. The app makes that practice easy to do anywhere, anytime. Kids get immediate feedback on right and wrong answers along with their completion time for each workout. And the variety of levels will keep kids challenged for years of skills development.
Families can talk about...
Encourage kids to complete daily math practice using the app and look over their progress chart with them. Encourage them to explore other challenges in the app.
Create a paper-and-pencil quiz for your kid. Review the answers together and discuss which type of practice they found more effective.