Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Code Squad : A Multiplayer Math App for Basic Skills Review

iPad's are becoming a great tool for the classroom though very few classrooms have the luxury of being able to sustain a 1-1 program.  Thus teachers are often asking if there are multiplayer apps available.

Code Squad ($0.99) is a great multiplayer app available to practice math computational facts.  The app focuses on the team's success to move from level to level, while keeping track of individual progress.

When you begin playing the game, you are asked what operations to practice; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a combination of the four.  The next question is to select the level; easy, medium, or difficult. Then the practice begins.  Below is an example of the easy level for mixed multiplication and division.

If a player knows the answer, they key it in and hit enter.  As you can see Agent 4 has 3 errors in the image, thus once agent 4 makes his 5th error the keyboard will be disabled and no longer can they answer any more questions.  As a team all the problems must be answered correctly in a given time limit to move on.  Currently this group has many more red problems to answer.

When complete, the app will reveal how many each agent answered correctly, and if you are successful you will move onto the next level.

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