Teachley: Addimal Adventure
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Teachley: Addimal Adventure helps kids learn different strategies for adding single-digit numbers. Kids get addition problems and can use an interactive number line to help them solve the problems. Then kids play a speed round wherein they can apply what they've learned and build fluency. As kids answer questions correctly, they earn blocks to help rebuild a city that has been destroyed.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- applying information
- working efficiently
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids have fun adding with help from silly jungle animals. An engaging story line encourages kids to keep playing so they can save a city that's been destroyed.
Learning is scaffolded. There's a tool round for practicing various addition strategies, and a speed round encourages memorization of math facts, with hints available as needed.
Instructions and examples of how to use the math strategies provide excellent support to help get kids started.
What's it about?
By solving single-digit addition problems, kids rebuild a city with help from the jungle addimals. Depending on the strategy they use, kids can earn gold or green blocks. If kids get the answer wrong, they get a red block. After solving seven problems, kids race against the clock to solve 10 more problems. Kids get two chances, with hints if needed. For each correct answer on the first try, kids earn a gold block. They earn green blocks for second-try answers and red blocks for incorrect answers. The gold blocks help rebuild the city and are saved on individual accounts so parents can keep track of which addition facts kids have memorized.
Is it any good?
TEACHLEY: ADDIMAL ADVENTURE is a fun way for kids to practice addition. The jungle characters are cute, and kids will enjoy the clever story line. Giving kids different strategies to use is an excellent way to build comprehension, and the speed round encourages kids to develop strong fluency in single-digit addition. Adding more variety in the tools-round activities could make this fantastic app even better.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about ways that addition is important in everyday life. Ask kids to solve real-world problems throughout the day.
Have kids draw pictures to model some of the math problems. For example, kids can draw three apples and four apples equaling seven apples to model 3 + 4 = 7.