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Todo Math

Great daily practice for a range of abilities.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn numbers, counting, and addition and subtraction to 99 as well as multiplication. They can learn 1-to-1 correspondence and practice correctly writing numerals by tracing. They can see, using visual manipulatives, how addition, subtraction, and multiplication work. They can build fluency practicing math facts. The activities across three grade levels are aligned with Common Core State Standards and include telling time, skip counting, and word problems as well as arithmetic. Verbal and visual support, as well as fine motor options for dragging and dropping or writing in answers, meet the needs for different learning abilities. With Todo Math, kids get solid math practice with no distractions or barriers to learning.

Ease of play

Verbal instructions and tutorials guide kids through play. The app accommodates different levels of fine motor abilities by giving kids the option of writing numbers with a finger or stylus or dragging and dropping the correct numbers.

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The upgrade option shows prominently on the start page, but kids must tap and hold a number for three seconds to unlock it.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Todo Math is designed to help kids of all abilities practice math. "Todo" (pronounced with a long "o" in both syllables) means "all" in Spanish, and this app is designed with learning differences in mind. It can be helpful for kids who have auditory and visual processing issues or language of math issues. It also is beneficial for kids who have fine motor issues. Todo Math is not just for kids with special needs, though -- it's for all learners. Several free levels are included for free, or parents can upgrade for access to the full curriculum and/or free-play sections.

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What's it about?

In TODO MATH, kids work through math missions (31 in the full version), covering skills from counting to multiplication. Kids also can choose the games they want to play in the free-choice section. Each offers simple verbal and visual instructions and gives kids concrete ways to understand abstract math concepts. Kids use manipulatives such as shapes or cookies to solve problems. Accommodating kids with differing levels of fine motor skills, the game allows kids to drag and drop the answers into place or write them with a finger or stylus.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The developers of Todo Math have taken special care to create a math tool that is safe for kids, inclusive of different learning abilities, and aligned to math educational standards and best practices. The games are straightforward math practice and would be ideal for helping kids complete a few minutes of daily math practice. The drag-and-drop or write-in-your answer options can be tricky at first. Kids have to touch and hold the number to drag it into place, and some traced numbers, if written messily, are not correctly recognized. All in all, there's no gimmick here, just solid math practice with encouraging, supportive feedback.

Families can talk about...

  • Encourage kids to spend time practicing math facts daily. Teachers recommend five to 10 minutes per day for elementary school-age kids.

  • Incorporate math talk in your daily conversations, talking about adding to and taking away.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Subjects:Math: addition, counting, multiplication, numbers, subtraction
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, problem solving, thinking critically
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free to Try (Free version includes eight multi-level games, three missions, and the beginner level to ten games. Double Pack is $19.99 and includes access to all missions and free choice games. Mission Only Access is $11.99 and includes 31 missions walking kids through a full math curriculum through multiplication. Free Choice Only Access is $9.99 and includes 18 multi-level games for kids to choose from.)
Release date:June 17, 2014
Category:Education
Topics:Numbers and letters
Size:71.40 MB
Publisher:Locomotive Labs
Version:2.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.1 or later; Android 4.4 and up

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Educator and Parent of a 6 and 6 year old Written byelena97 September 14, 2015

Most comprehensive and well-designed math app!

I was tired of education apps that are either poorly designed or only cover one or two concepts. Todo Math is the only math app out there that is comprehensive - covers basics like how to write numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, logic, geometry, and word problems - AND thoughtfully designed. My children have used it since they were 4 and is still their favorite math app.