Preschool and Kindergarten Splash Math Workbook Games

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Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Early math practice with impressive customization.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn kindergarten math skills from the Common Core Standards. Kids will practice counting and number identification and then move into addition with the concept of "one more." They'll work with numbers up to 10, and then numbers beyond 10. They'll work with two- and three-dimensional shapes, and they'll learn measurements in length, weight, and capacity as well as sorting and classifying objects. Kids can touch counters on the screen as they would manipulatives for counting or arithmetic, and they can hear the numbers counted aloud as well, reinforcing the counting sequence. Preschool and Kindergarten Splash Math Workbook Games puts an entire grade level of math practice, complete with assessment and reporting, on the iPad.

Ease of Play

Verbal instructions are easy for preschoolers and kindergartners to follow, and kids either tap or drag-and-drop answers into place. They'll see examples of how to move (a finger dragging an item into place) when they encounter an unfamiliar task.

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The free version of the app has a daily limit of 20 questions. When kids select their profile after the limit is reached, they're taken to a page to upgrade to the full version for $9.99. The upgrade page includes a reference to "Frappuccinos" and cups with logos similar to a Starbucks logo. A soda can used in the problems is reminiscent of a Coca-Cola can.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Preschool and Kindergarten Splash Math Workbook Games is a highly customizable math app for preschool and kindergarten kids. The skills covered align with Common Core Standards for kindergarten math, and parents can customize the skills kids will practice, see reports of kids' progress, set learning goals, and get email or push reminders for kids to do daily math practice. For kids who have difficulty with the language of math, the app offers kids visual displays and voice narration to give the full benefit of differential instruction. Preschool and Kindergarten Splash Math Workbook Games keeps profiles for up to four kids. Unfortunately, the reward system is totally separate from the math exercises.

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Adult Written byLumenatrix July 23, 2016

NO support given and very expensive!

NO support provided, spend your money elsewhere people! Have emailed 4 times asking for support with the functionality of the software and have been completely... Continue reading
Parent Written byLawrence C. October 16, 2017

automatic renewal

Be careful. Once you give these people your credit card number to authorize a 1 year charge, they will keep your credit card number on file and will charge you... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Kids practice early math skills such as counting, comparing, adding, and subtracting with interactive practice problems. Each time they complete 10 problems, kids are rewarded with a wild animal or tree to place on a rotating Earth. They can learn more about that tree or animal and make it dance and move. Questions get progressively more challenging, and parents can customize content and difficulty levels as well as see reports of progress and set daily practice goals.

Is it any good?

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SPLASH MATH WORKBOOK GAMES is a pricey app, but with it you'll get a school year's worth of solid math practice aligned with the Common Core standards that may be being used in your kid's school. The visuals and characters are fun, and the dancing animals give kids motivation to finish their 10 questions. The range of question difficulty is pretty broad, going from counting to addition without manipulatives pretty quickly. Although there are some minor faults (some imprecise answers, quirky wording, and lack of voice-over in some areas, for example), overall it's a well-done app. The parental controls and reports really set it apart. Parents can view their kid's progress, see how long they played by day, and see the questions answered correctly along with percentages. They can also set up goals for kids to practice for a specific amount of time per day or a certain number of question or prizes per day and receive email or push reminders to make sure kids get in their daily math practice. 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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Reinforce concepts using household items for kids to count.

  • Play a counting game outside in the community. For example, count how many gas stations you see and then ask what number comes next.

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