Monday, November 28, 2011
Beat the Computer - Multiplication
Grade Recommendation: 3rd - 5th
Specific Skill: Multiplication
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
McGraw-Hill developed this app as a companion to its Everyday Mathematics curriculum series. In this app, students need to compute a multiplication fact (0 - 10) before the time runs out (20 seconds). The seconds left on the timer are added to the user's score. There are 20 rounds in each game.
Feedback is given for correct and incorrect answers. A complete tutorial is also included in the app.
This is a very basic app. Students will enjoy the multiplication practice it provides. But parents and teachers will long for more customization options. Skip it (especially at this price point) and instead look for an app that's much more robust.