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"We are using a program called Dreambox to support our students. It challenges kids in the 'why it works' in math in a video game format while encouraging them to use their creative problem-solving skills, not just memorized algorithms. Students request more Dreambox time!
From an educator's viewpoint, each "game" is aligned to standards and data is constantly being recorded. The program differentiates for each student and alerts teacher when a student needs extra support. (It is not a complete math curriculum.) Of course, it does cost."
I have used a few apps to assist my two students who fall under the disabilities of CD and other impairments. They enjoyed these few apps the most.
2. BrainPop Jr.
I really like using IXL. It does require a subscription, but it's interactive and identifies the students strengths and weaknesses and then individualizes a program and plan. It tracks their skills mastered and time spent on each skill.
I personally use the two following apps/sites in my classroom and kiddos can log in and work from home as well. My middle schoolers enjoy them!!
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I know a lot of my students love Prodigy. It is very game based! I know there's a lot of apps out there, however, a lot are drill and kill of math facts. I use the program iReady which students seem to enjoy.
I have found some success with Splashlearn as you can do it online or through an app. You can assign specific tasks or follow a learning plan made from the assessment that the kiddos do.
Prodigy is also good if you have kids that like more of an adventure type game. It is also based on ability and modifies as it goes.
I like Todo Math on the ipad. Another good resource is Tang math. This is not an app, but a website.
I utlize Khan Academy and Mobymax. Both are great tools and also provide measurable data.
I use Education.com [education.com] for supplemental games. They also have lesson plans and worksheets, but the games are really well done. The subscription is about $27 for the year and completely worth it. Additionally, it is not only math, but all subjects, so they could use other games as rewards possibly too.
I would first try Moose math as it allows you to pick the subject to be given. Quick math is also a lower level math learner app. When he is rewarded he could try monster math, prodigy math or fun math all of these are .com and IPAD apps. If his district has access to ST Math I would suggest he access it at home also in order to continue progress when not in school. Finally maybe a set of touch math cards for subtraction and addition? He then would be able to manipulate the subtraction or addition.
My students enjoy Moose Math! It allows them to complete levels where they add and subtract to make smoothies, match the amount of dots on an animals shell, look at dots and find the numeral that matches, sequence numbers 1-10, and sort objects!
Splashmath or abcya have great games for math and reading.
IXL is math, reading, and language arts and it goes from pre k all the way up to grade 12.