This multi-featured app continues the series of underwater math adventures. It is the third app in the series, which runs from first to fifth grade.
- Play: Allows for practice of multiple skills that can be adjusted in the setting
- Practice: Offers practice of a single area of at a time
- Math Facts Section: Provides practice or testing of addition and subtraction
In the play and practice sections, third graders answer questions. As they complete problem sets, they collect little ocean friends to populate an aquarium.
- Place value (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands)
- Compare, and order numbers (round to nearest 10, 100, 1000)
- Addition (one, two, three, and four digit, estimate sum)
- Subtraction (one, two, three, four + digits, estimate differences, subtract with zeros in the first number)
- Multiplication facts (0 - 6, and 10)
- Division facts (using repeated subtraction, relate to multiplication, divide evenly with 2-7 and 10)
- Record and set time, elapsed time, read calendar, relate time units, time patterns
- Customary measurements (units of length, capacity, weight)
- Metric measurements (units of length, capacity, weight)
- Geometry (polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, solid figures, volumes of solids)
- Data and probability (tally charts, line plots, bar graphs, identify probability, predict outcomes)
- Fractions (parts of a whole, add/subtract with common denominator, equivalent fractions, compare fractions)
- Decimals (tenths, hundredths)
- Multiplication (multiples of 10, 100, 1000, estimate products, multiply two-digit number, multiply greater than two-digit numbers)
- Division (multiples of 10, 100, 1000, estimate quotients, two-digit quotients, three-digit quotient)
- Money (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
The math facts section allows practicing or testing of arithmetic facts from 1 to 20.
- Adjust the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Set the range of numbers used
- Adjust the number of questions or a timer
- 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. The following options are also available:
- Weekly e-mail report on progress
- Writable scratch pad for working out the answer
- Practice reminders
- Adjustable problem levels: easy, medium, hard
- Summary graph of overall progress including week and strong skills
- Activity log with a time history of problems completed
- Maximum of five unique player names
- Use the progress feature of this app to help struggling learners feel a sense of accomplishment
- Use as extra practice either in school or at home
- Recommend this app to parents looking for summer review options or preparation for the coming year
The comments of “Come on” and “Aw man” when wrong answers are given could be interpreted to have a negative tone. Note that these comments can be turned off.
The app sends periodic notifications which you may want to turn off in the device's global settings.
If students have used the first grade and second grade version of Splash Math in the past, they may be ready for a new interface, or they may find comfort in something they recognize. The third grade version has the same interface, same aquarium, and same ocean pals. There is no voice assist in this version that speaks the question.
- Easy to track player progress
- One of the more costly apps at $9.99
- Discouraging replies when wrong answers are given