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ZOOLA Opposites By Best kids Apps

  • December 4, 2011 7:50 am

ZOOLA Opposites By Best kids Apps certainly lived up to expectations. I needed a simple app that would teach my four year old opposites. My four year old attends pre-school and was recently sent home with a report card. The report was good, but pointed out some things that we as parents had forgotten to teach our young human. The first was opposites (she has sarcasm down pat).

So I opened up the iPad and searched for an opposites app. I ran across ZOOLA Opposites By Best kids Apps for 99 cents. I spent way too long on the decision and purchased the app. Ten minutes later my four year old can name several opposites. Did the app work? Yep.

How long did my four year old spend on the app? Probably 10 minutes a few times in a row. Is it a single use app? Yes it is. Does it do a good job at its single task? Yes it does.

Attention – 3
Fun – 0
Learning – 5

Total – 8

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Just Fractions by Smiley Cat Software

  • May 20, 2011 7:01 am

Just Fractions by Smiley Cat Software is an awesome fractions app. It does a great job of filling the fractions piece of your child’s math learning. It is a fractions calculator, fractions quizzer, a fractions tool!

Seaghan developed the app when he was in 5th grade! It seems when you play with the app you can tell that he was giving the student what he needed in class. It works. It works really well. Seaghan’s dad did some of the programming, but Seaghan did about half. You can read the details in the app. Very impressive and he has won several awards!

My ten year likes the app and found it to be very useful. I find it to be hard :) You do have a three levels to choose from so I suppose I will get better as I learn more about fractions. Can your child learn from it? Yes for sure. It has an great way of getting the student to answer correctly and allowing for things like proper fractions and a complete reduction. (important stuff).

Attention – 4
Learning – 5
Fun – 0 (this is a learning app!)

Total – 9

iTooch English and Math 5th Grade by EduPad

  • May 11, 2011 7:41 am

iTooch English and Math 5th Grade by EduPad is a full featured learning app for 5th graders. iTooch English and Math 5th Grade by EduPad has a very structured approach to present the material and a fun interface with plenty of feedback for the learner. In a structured learning environment it is a valuable learning tool.

Will your child want to play with this app on the way to Disneyland? Probably not. In preparation for the next school year sitting at the table a few hours a week? Sure. Will they learn something? Certainly.

The apps are very deep with content. The lessons build on each other and get progressively harder. In the video we skip to a harder lesson to show how difficult it can be. Having content that is difficult does not make the app complete, but it does show how diverse the app is and that is definitely good. In my experience with the apps they are full of content.

The authors website tells that the app updates itself automatically, so it sounds like there is more to come!

Fun – 0
Attention – 4
Learning – 5
Total – 9

Check out my ten year old playing with the app:

Fraction Basics By Wei Chong

  • April 8, 2011 7:37 am

Fraction Basics By Wei Chong was a necessary app to download because my oldest girl is learning fractions in school. Fourth grade fractions aren’t that hard, but there is a standard set of base knowledge that a child will need to learn about the subject.

I started looking at apps for learning fractions and there are plenty. I hope to review more. I finally settled on a free app initially because of the description. Video learning caught my eye. I learn in this manner and I teach in this manner too. My own youtube channel is full of these sort of videos. I like the idea and I like the format.

The app is well done with a simple menu structure to choose the learning subject. You start at the top and work your way down. My oldest daughter already skipped a few portions that she already knew. Great feature.

Attention – 3
Fun – 0 (it is purely a learning app!)
Learning – 5

Total – 8