Splash Math, A Math Skills Practice App @splashmath

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Splash Math Math Practice App

I have never been a big fan of math. I never totally stunk at it but I never enjoyed doing it. Even know, as I am pursuing my BA in college one of the things I take into consideration is what major won’t require me to take more math courses. I haven’t done math since the mid-80s. Back then we were always expected to show our work, which was always supposed to show how we got to our answer. Concepts were pretty clear, even if you didn’t understand them. Nowadays they’re introducing something called Common Core in many schools. I’ll be honest. My own children aren’t learning using that method, so I know very little about it. Basically, my limited understanding of it is what I’ve heard from acquaintances who have children learning it. I have always thought that there is value in things that encourage skills mastery, and that includes many apps. Recently I learned about Splash math, which is a math skills practice app aligned to Common Core standards. They are known for their apps, which are used by more than 4 Million kids, mostly homeschoolers on iPads and iPods. They recently launched SplashMath.com in an effort to bring the same fun math practice with interactive questions on iPads to the personal computer.

I was curious about Splash Math, so I took a little test drive of the Splash Math – Grades 1 to 5 app, which gives children access to math skills used in grade levels 1 through 5.

Splash Math Math Practice App

The first thing you do after creating an account is to add your child.

Splash Math Math Practice App

After you add your child you can see their account login information.

Splash Math Math Practice App

I continued on to test the app myself.

Splash Math Math Practice App

The basic free account provides free access to 20 questions per day.

Splash Math Math Practice App

Once in the account you can browse the area you want to focus your attention on. (click to enlarge.)

Splash Math Math Practice App

Practice questions seemed straightforward to me, and were presented in a variety of ways using different colors and models.

Basically the child is presented with a question.

Splash Math Math Practice App

The child selects what the answer is.

Splash Math Math Practice App

If the child’s answer is correct they receive words of encouragement. If their answer is incorrect they are gently informed so.

Splash Math Math Practice App

Once the limit of 20 daily practice questions has been reached you can either stop or purchase access to the full grade level for unlimited access.

Splash Math Math Practice App

Splash Math – Grades 1 to 5 gives children access to grades levels 1 through 5 in one iPad app that syncs with its website.  Splash Math is priced $9.99 for one grade level and $29.99 for all five grade levels.

Here’s a quick video tour of Splash Math that explains it a little better.

You can learn more about the app on the Splash Math website. Splash Math is available for purchase on iTunes.

You can also find Splash Math on Twitter and on Facebook.

What was your (or is your child’s) least favorite math skill? Leave a comment!

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6 comments

Heather - Acting Balanced Mom February 19, 2014 - 5:13 pm

So cute and colorful! I think we’ll have to try out the free version with my 7 year old

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Krystle(Baking Beauty) February 19, 2014 - 10:21 pm

I don’t like math either. Looks like a really cool way to help kids practice though.

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Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) February 19, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Very cool! I think my first grader would enjoy this!

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Amber Edwards February 19, 2014 - 11:21 pm

This would be a really fun app for my kids to use. It would really help them get faster with their math and enjoy doing it at the same time.

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Shannon Gosney February 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

This app sounds awesome! I bet the boys would love it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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pat. marsden February 20, 2014 - 7:15 am

Long ago schools used memorization, rote and tables to facilitate mastery. Mental arithmetic was a must. Too bad educators decided calculators would serve better. What happens not if but when the battery dies? Glad that modern companies are seeing the value of practice that this app gives.

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