# Preschool & Kindergarden Math - Math Galaxy

Rating 4.0

• Paid
• age 3+

## About Preschool & Kindergarden Math - Math Galaxy

Preschool Math - Math Galaxy is a maths-based application that guides the user through various mathematical topics at their own pace. The application is suitable for various abilities and is suitable for Kindergarten or primary school children. The app connects the abstract concepts of math to concrete experiences, with graphical illustrations at each step to help you remember. Like Singapore Maths the app uses block modelling to model word problems, and like everyday Math, it uses a variety of algorithms to help students understand our numbering system.

## Preschool & Kindergarden Math - Math Galaxy Review

The application is a paid app and comes with unlimited practice and detailed explanations. Topics covered by the software include:

•           Counting Fingers

•           Matching Objects

•           Tracing Numbers

•           Counting Frogs

•           Matching Numbers

•           Counting to 100

•           Counting by 1’s and 10’s

•           Place Value

•           Part-Part whole

•           Making 10

•           Introduction to addition within 10

•           Introduction to subtraction with 10

•           Subtraction within 10

•           Matching Sums

•           Making Comparisons

•           Shapes, Colours and Sizes

•           Classify Shapes

•           Patterns

•           Time

•           Money

The app does not contain in-app purchases or in-app adverts. The app is best supported in landscape mode on a tablet but also works on a mobile device. The application is currently available on the iOS platform and has a wonderful supporting website full of resources. It is noted that the application is American-English and supports the US-based curriculum.

The application opens with a delightful and beautifully presented home screen. For this review, we will focus on five of the above-mentioned topics.

• Counting Fingers
• Money
• Place Value
• Time
• Spaceship Sums

The home screen displays all of the mathematical topics in a clear and accessible way. There is the option to turn the sound and narration on and off in the top left-hand corner.

Counting Fingers - The user is encouraged to tap the screen with their fingers suggested by the narration. Each correct answer is celebrated by an exciting illustration. An incorrect answer shakes the graphic as an incorrect response. This is great fun and encourages the child to think carefully when counting and placing with their fingers. It also helps to promote fine motor skills when counting.

Money - The user is encouraged to match pairs. These include monetary sums matched with coin illustrations. A correct answer reveals part of a picture. An incorrect answer reveals a shaking square for the user to try again.

Place Value - The user is encouraged to tap the number of blocks to match the number shown at the top. A correct answer reveals an exciting illustration and sound. An incorrect answer reveals a shaking button for the user to try again. It is noted that there is a scoring system in this game, with up to 10 correct answers.

Time – The user is encouraged to match the correct pairs between digital and analogue clock times. A correct answer reveals part of a picture. An incorrect answer reveals a shaking square for the user to try again. In this instance the finished game reveals a dinosaur moving illustration and fireworks display.

Spaceship Sums – The user can choose number 1 to 5 or any number. A simple sum is shown as spaceships. Add the two numbers together and choose the answer from below. It is noted that there is a scoring system in this game, with up to 10 correct answers. There is also the added feature of the light bulb which displays the number as counters when pressed.

### Is the Preschool Math - Math Galaxy app easy to use?

Preschool Math Galaxy is an incredibly powerful application and the menu systems and features are very easy to navigate. The application has a clean look to the interface and the graphics are user friendly. At no point does the screen look over cluttered. Each of the menus can be easily accessed and the gameplay works seamlessly. We love hearing the encouraging narration and watching the celebration screens!

### How will parents benefit?

Parents can set their child off and running with the application with very little support from the outset. Not only is the application great fun it also has educational value improving math ability. The range of levels are good for differentiated learning and there are topics for everyone.

### How will teachers benefit?

Teachers can set their students off and running with the application with very little support from the outset. Maths topics at any level can sometimes be difficult as well as uninspiring. This application brings a fun, exciting, competitive platform that can be used by all ages.

### How will the user benefit?

It’s great fun! Our users found the application a delight to use and kept playing the games again and again. They particularly enjoyed the differentiation of gameplay, there is something for everyone!

### What we love about the Preschool Math - Math Galaxy app

The developers can be congratulated on the variety of maths topics the application offers. The application is easy to understand and gives an educational focus for each of the games.

We love the quality of this application and the graphical layout. There is a homely feel to the app and the menus are easy to read and the interface is very intuitive. The narration is very encouraging and the illustrations are cute and engaging. The application also allows the user unlimited practice as well as access to a wonderful supporting website from MathGalaxy.com.

### What the Preschool Math - Math Galaxy app could improve on

Preschool Math - Math Galaxy is a good application and there is a limited amount of improvements that can be made, however, we have suggested the following:

• The developers might consider the splash screen to be displayed longer when the application is first opened.
• The developers may want to add information to where this would fit into the educational curriculum for certain age groups such as Key Stage for the UK market and the Common Core standards for the US market. Parents are often keen to know that games such as these do have a real educational value that is linked to official curriculum content.
• The developers may want to consider a scoring system for the topics to enable the user to monitor progress, correct and incorrect answers and guesses.
• The developers may consider a limited number of questions as we often found ourselves waiting for the topic to end.
• The developers may consider an option to change currency within the Money Topic.
• The developers may want to limit the number of guesses the user has. Often our user did not know the answer so guessed multiple times.
• The developers may want to consider an option to repeat the audio instructions.
• The developers may want to add sequenced learning to the application. Which areas should they try first, which are the hardest?

### How much does Preschool Math - Math Galaxy cost?

Preschool Math - Math Galaxy is a paid application and is available on the iOS platform.

### Is Preschool Math - Math Galaxy safe to use?

Yes. The application does not require an account or email to start. The application does not contain any offensive elements or 3rd party adverts.

### Overall Rating of the application

Preschool Math - Math Galaxy is a good Maths based learning platform. Not only does it come with a variety of content the application encourages your child to boost their maths ability whilst having fun. Preschool Math - Math Galaxy comes recommended by The EducationalAppStore.com

## App Details

### Skills

Critical Thinking
Life Skills
Thinking & Reasoning
Tech Skills

### Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No