Keep your second graders entertained while they practice math skills. This app is the second in the series, which ranges from first to fifth grade.
Three Main Sections:
- Play: Allows for practice of multiple skills that can be adjusted in the settings
- Practice: Provides practice of a single area of at a time
- Math Facts Section: Offers practice or testing of addition and subtraction
In the Play and Practice sections, second graders answer questions, and as they complete problem sets, they collect little ocean friends to populate an aquarium.
- Place value (ones, tens, hundreds)
- Count, compare, and order numbers (skip count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 100’s, evens/odd numbers)
- Addition and subtraction (one, two, and three digit)
- Tell and set time
- Converting coins and dollars
- Measurement and weight comparisons
- Two- and three-dimensional shapes
- Pictographs, tally charts, bar graphs, line plots
The math facts section allows practicing or testing of addition and subtraction facts from 1 to 20.
- Adjust the operations (addition, subtraction)
- Set the range of numbers
- Adjust the time allowed
- Have results e-mailed to you
One of the great features of this app is the large number of settings that allow for customization for the types of problem sets and other features.
- A weekly e-mail report on progress
- A writable scratch pad for working out the answer
- Questions spoken along with the text
- Practice reminders
- Adjustable problem levels: easy, medium, hard
- A summary graph of overall progress including week and strong skills
- An activity log with a time history of problems completed
- A maximum of five unique player names
- Consider having an accompanying study of marine science or a story book about the sea to help motivate young mathematicians to collect friends for the aquarium
- Use the progress feature of this app to help struggling learners feel a sense of accomplishment
- Great for extra practice either in school or at home
- Recommend this app to parents looking for summer review options or preparation for the coming school year
The voice capabilities are limited and work only when a headset is used. Some words are occasionally mispronounced. Additionally, the comments of “Come on” and “Aw man” when wrong answers are given, could be interpreted to have a negative tone.
The app sends periodic notifications which you may want to turn off in the device's global settings.