Why we love this app
Like MathSquared, this is a free app from the same company iSolveIt. It's designed specifically for kids, and has no ads or in-app purchases. Unlike MathSquared, I've really come across no other app that is similar to MathScaled. It does have a similar interface to MathSquared, allowing users to log in so multiple users can access the app on the same iPad and work at different levels.
What it teaches and how it works
MathScaled is an app that has a scale at the top that the user must balance using the shapes that are offered at the bottom. The user must logically deduce the "weight" of the shapes based on the information that is given. Level one begins with one scale, and you can progress to Level five which offers four more scales hanging off the main one. In each level, you can also choose amongst three, four, or five shapes.
Why your kid won't be able to put it down
Unlike many math apps that are really just "drill and kill," this one presents a unique challenge that promotes algebraic thinking in a fun way. Students will enjoy the gradual increase in challenges as they develop new reasoning skills to be applied in the next level.
|appoLearning Report Card||
|Features specific educational objectives|
|Fosters critical thinking|
|Adapts to kids' skill level|
|Intellectually stimulating for children|
|Instructions are clear and simple|
|Well-suited to age group|
|Assesses progress and proficiency|
|Parents and teachers can assess progress|
|Features and Design|
|Unique in its concept, design and approach|
|Engaging design and repeatable content|
|Excellent value for price|
|Doesn't require additional in-app spending|
|Safety and Privacy|
|Doesn't expose kids to external services or advertisers|
|Doesn't ask for personal data|
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