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Curriculum Associates' Door 24 Plus App

Curriculum Associates' Door 24 Plus App

Spring 2016 Mobile Apps
Ages: 5 - 13 yrs.
Platform: iPad
Review:

The Door 24 Plus, a Curriculum Associate's app for children in grades one through eight, teaches and hones mathematical fact and computational fluency. Children are initially presented with an assessment, artfully disguised as just another game, to determine their ability and skill level. In this manner, the app customizes the games and activities presented to the child.

Based on the child's ability level, users play either "Snargg Splatt," a game which focuses on mathematical fluency in all four operations (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), or "Victor the Fixer," which presents increasingly challenging games involving equivalency, factors, multiples, operations with negative numbers, square roots, cube roots, and more. By playing these games, children gain mathematical fluency that is critically important for more complex work. With fluency, children learning new more complicated mathematical skills and concepts are not bogged down doing simple operations. This fluency also builds confidence in children, a critical component to successful learning in any subject matter.

Regardless of which game/level children play, they gain important practice and competency in an entertaining and engaging way. Not convinced? This free and robust app has enough material to accommodate children as they progress, grow, and learn.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Curriculum Associates
http://www.curriculumassociates.com
Available on iTunes

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