Saturday, November 19, 2011

Addition Top It

Price: $1.99
Grade Recommendation: K - 2nd
Subject: Math
Specific Skill: Addition
Levels: 1
Players: 2
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both

This app is developed by McGraw-Hill and is related to its Everyday Mathematics curriculum series. Students in classrooms that utilize Everyday Mathematics will find this app quite familiar.

Students 'deal' each player two cards from the deck. Then each player adds the two numbers together and compares their sum to the other player's sum by taking turns clicking on the arrow that points to the greater sum (or clicking the 'tie' button). Points are earned for entering correct sums, correctly comparing sums, and having the higher sum.

I find this app too simple to warrant the price tag. It's unusual for an app at this price point to only offer one operation - addition. Also, the highest equation students will encounter is 9 + 9, since they are only adding a one-digit number to a one-digit number. There are many more apps available that do a lot more.

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