Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Targeting Maths Grade 2 is Free for Limited Time

If you are in the need of a nice math app tailored to review math topics typically found for grade 2 mathematics, download the app Targeting Maths 2 while it's free for a limited time.  Regularly $6.99.

You enter the app by creating your account on the iPad. This enables this app to be a great resource for an iPad center, since multiple students can use one iPad and have their individual progress saved under this one app.

Entering the activities area, students can choose between Training exercises or Timed exercises. 

In training excersise there are 9 different topics including number sense, addition, subtraction, fractions, and more.  Under each topic include several sub-topics, including math vocabulary.

Students are asked a variety of questions, in which the goal is to answer as many in a row as possible.  To check of you have completed a subtopic mastery, the student must have answered 10 questions in a row correctly, and at that point they earn a badge. They can try to obtain higher levels under each topic by answering correctly 25 or 50 in a row.

Timed topics are similar to training topics, but are provided in either 30 second, 1 minute, 2 minute, or 5 minute timed test environments.  Each timed test has 3 badge levels to achieve as well.

Badges are rewards for completing the activities with proficiency, which can be used to play one of two games called Exploding  Mice or Acrobat Splat, both addicting and hard to master.  However, in order to keep playing these games one  must obtain mastery of math concepts.

On all questions students can pull up a workspace area before answering their questions.

There are also multiplayer opportunities with 2 player, 3 player, or 4 player activities.


Finally, each person that has created an account is provided with a progress report they can view at any time.  This makes for a great place a teacher can go into the app, check in as a student, and view their progress report.   Progress reports are not shared via the app, however if you wanted to share it an ipad screen shot works well.

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