SmartKid Maths: Education game to learn preschool, 1st and 2nd...
A fantastic app that is great for working and learning maths with. The best part about this app is that children will not realise that they are learning or doing maths as the more they play and get questions correct, the more that they are able to play against the cats in the app. EAS 5 Star Certification.
This is a wonderful app. The only negative that we saw, (and we shall say this first in order to get it out of the way and begin to gush about it), is that you must be connected to the internet in order to use it and, when we finished the learning process and had were “allowed” to race the cats, we noticed that it was a not a race that we could influence. This means that we could only watch a pre-coded race that has a pre-determined outcome that we cannot play and interact with. This takes away the competitiveness that is the main hook for the game to be engaging and for kids to keep on learning and doing maths.
We like the fact that the app takes children through in a variety of maths subjects from kindergarten to Grade 3 (for non-US parents and teachers that means ages 4-8). For each age, there are different mathematical concepts that your child can practice. To begin with, children start off with identifying shapes, telling the time. What is interesting is that children cannot progress onto the next “games” until they have completed the previous “games”. This means that if they have not done multiplication, they cannot progress onto division. This is great because in maths you cannot skip topics. Furthermore, it means that your children will be continuously challenged and they will keep on learning. You have to build your knowledge based on previous learnings. Each year is marked clearly and you can begin each game of every year. So if you have two children in your home of different ages, they can begin to work within their corresponding age-groups with the app. Once you have completed each game within your year, you shall be able to progress to the rest of the games (to begin with they are the colour grey which does not mean that you have to pay extra for them).
In order to make this a real killer app, we would love to have seen a score board in order to collate the information and progress of learning. However, the app works as it is and we read that the developers will be incorporating a parents’ dashboard feature with this in the near future.
This is a great app. The development team have carefully researched what is required of standard maths curriculums and they have created a fun and engaging way to get children practising. After all, maths is all about doing and practising. It is a very comprehensive app and you will use it a lot.
From the Developer
SmartKid Maths is an educational game based on more than 10 years of research. Developed by psychologists, scientists and teachers specialized in enhancing children's learning.
Complete preschool, 1st and 2nd grade maths, three years’ worth of curriculum-based math exercises for the price of a single app.
The game has over 10 000 exercises in 100 progressive levels, corresponding to the major international and U.S. core curriculum requirements for preschool, 1st and 2nd grades (U.S. K-2)
With this game your child will learn:
- Shapes and pieces
- Clock and time
- Addition, Subtraction, Equations
- Distance, Mass, Units
- And much more!
Curriculum content for all three grades including:
- Counting and cardinality
- Operations and algebraic thinking
- Measurement, data and geometry