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SpaceMath from Lunch Box apps is an extraterrestrial based math app which features a clean interface with three different modes of play.
Game play varies between math sliders which is a horizontally scrolling math problem, the ever-popular flashcards, and math defense. SpaceMath’s degrees of difficulty range from 20 easy addition questions to triple digit division problems and are solved using the in-app calculator. You can customize the settings to your desire including whole numbers or decimals, and the biggest and smallest numbers to use within the equations.
The trump card, or should I say flashcard that SpaceMath holds over other math learning apps is the integration of SmarTots. SmarTots is a revolutionary online grading system, or virtual report card of sorts. As a student or child completes sections of the app, SmarTots then notifies the parent or teacher of the student’s performance via an online grade report. We see this as a great hand s-off approach, allowing the child or student complete required areas of the app, while still being engaged and tracking performance.
We came away very impressed with SmarTots and are interested to see where else this catches on. The service is free and registration is simple and does not require you to divulge a ton of personal information.
SpaceMath is an exceptional math learning/tutoring app and certainly makes the grade coming in at just $1.99
Space Math is fun way for kids to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
This App Features SmarTots
SmarTots provides learning reports and mobile education app reviews that help parents understand what their children are learning. Signing up for SmarTots also gives parents access to fun activities that enhance the educational value of mobile education apps like this one. Click the Parent Button inside this app to get these great features.
SmarTots integration also includes online reporting of Achievements and Areas of Improvement: Get immediately notified when your child completes a challenge or when they are struggling.
Space Math includes three math games to provide different ways of practicing basic arithmetic.
Students have been using flashcards to practice arithmetic for years – now it’s even better. Students can write directly on the flashcards! Pinch the flashcard if you need more room to draw pictures or write out the problem – pinch it again to answer the problem.
The types of problems are customizable: pick the biggest number, smallest number, operations, and whether you see negatives and decimals. Flashcard training focuses on recall memory – the ability to retrieve information.
Aliens are attacking! Defend earth by choosing the correct answer. Math Defense focuses on recognition memory – the ability to recognize previously seen problems.
Be Quick! You will be given a number to start with – then instructions that you have to follow will slide past. Each round the numbers will get bigger, they will slide past faster, and there will be more steps. One wrong answer and you have to start all over. Keep going to try to beat your best score!
Users and Statistics
Space Math keeps tracks of the stats of multiple students. Each student gets a report of how much time they have trained for and how many problems they have completed. Students can easily email their statistics so you can see what they have been working on.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.