Last month we had the chance to test out the new Zap Zap Math app while we tackled 13 states in 18 days along Route 66 and back. It was a great educational app option, and a good break from the bickering that can happen while traveling 5300 miles with four kids in a mini van.
The kids enjoyed it, and my younger two were especially thrilled to learn that there are new levels to conquer.
Zap Zap Math JUST came out with a new Kindergarten Math app. While my oldest two kids are way beyond that level, the 9yo enjoyed playing it anyway. She likes the rockets and aliens — and I think she likes feeling successful and speedy on a math app. Math is NOT her strongest subject.
The 7yo is enjoying the practice. She’s moved on to second and third grade math in her textbooks, but likes adding strings of numbers and the animations. I’m loving that my 4yo feels like a big kid with the app and is pushing himself because his sisters think it’s fun.
Soaring to New Levels — Zap Zap Kindergarten Math
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is the next app in the series we started enjoying last month. The kids are using it on the iPad that they share, and loving it. This, coupled with some of our favorite curriculum materials, will be perfect to round out the 4yo’s journey into Kindergarten schoolwork this coming year.
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is based off the common core objectives, though it’s not specificaly tied to them, and allows kiddos to advance at their own pace because of the adaptive learning feature. It adjusts as your child learns — super cool. The “ecosystem,” as the creators call it, continually readjusts and tracks performance when kids solve problems, making it easy for parents to keep track of their kids’ learning.
For parents like me (or teachers using it in a classroom), there’s a super-easy-to-use web interface where you can check up on the progress of all your little alien mathematicians. It breaks things down by topic, too, so I can see each area in which my kiddos individually struggle.
Kids will focus on number recognition, number sense, addition and subtraction, geometry, and measurement. The perfect supplement to their kindergarten learning.
What the Kids Thought of Zap Zap Kindergarten Math
The kids loved the first Zap Zap Math app they tried, and they love this one equally. They have a handful of educational apps that they play each day when they have their tablet time, and they’ve added Zap Zap Kindergarten Math to that collection.
What I Thought About Zap Zap Kindergarten Math
I liked the first one, and this one is just as good. It is always a selling point for me when I’m able to scaffold the kids to higher levels in a subject area using things they’re already familiar with.
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math offers a great age- and grade-based set of skills, allowing kids to progress as quickly or slowly as they want to. Parents of gifted children who master things quickly — you know who you are — need programs like this for their little ones to keep them from getting bored easily.
If you’re looking for a new math app to add to your kindergarten kiddo’s tablet for an easy and fun way to sneak in extra math practice and kick the coming school year off right, download this app today (on an Apple device or an Android device). Your kids will love it.
I’d love to have you come back and tell me what you thought.
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