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Review: Targeting Maths 3

With 9 main learning categories and 9 sub-categories within each, your child has a huge range of learning opportunities presented in a fun and exciting way.

View on the App Store: Targeting Maths 3 - Blake Publishing

Features of Targeting Maths 3:

  • Valuable mathmatical problems presented in unique way to engage and inspire.
  • The use of bright colours, robot illustrations, reward badges and 2 games keep your child enthusiastic about learning.
  • An App that is truly value for money with 81 different levels of maths challenges covering 9 main subjects.
  • Multiplayer and timed features are great for enhancing quick response mental arithmetic.
  • Each child has their own unique playing area and detailed Progress Chart to monitor results.

This detailed App has been designed with comprehensive learning in mind - 5 stars! With a full range of main subjects this is one of the best maths App we have discovered on the App Store.  Designed specifically for children between 6-8,  we also see potential for children both younger and older to benefit too. Well worth the $$$
PLEASE NOTE ~ USES AUSTRALIAN CURRENCY
 

The App offers a TRAINING Area where the bulk of the learning takes place.  This covers the 9 Main Subjects for Year 3 Maths, each with 9 sub-categories. Here you can earn Badges and win Tokens to use at the Circus Area.

  • Numbers: To 1000, Order Numbers and Rounding, Place Value, Number Sense & Estimation, Odd & Even, Number Words, Counting by 5's/10's/100's, Numbers to 10,000, Word Problems.
  • Addition: Add to 20, Add to 100, Make Tens, Doubles and near Doubles, Jump, Compensation, Related Facts, Split, Word Problems.
  • Subtraction:Subtract to 10, Subtract to 20, Subtract to 50, Subtract to 100, Halves, Difference & Patterns, Jump Strategy, Mixed, Word Problems.
  • Multiplication: 0/1/2 tables, 5/10 tables, 3/4 Tables, 6 Times Tables, 7 Times tables, 8 Times Tables, 9 Times Tables, Teens or Mixed, Word Problems.
  • Division: Sharing & Groups of, Halving & Divide by 2, Divide by 5 & Divide by 10, Divide by 3 & Divide by 6, Divide by 4, Inverse Operations 2/3/5/10, Divide by 8, Inverse Operations 4/6/8, Word Problems.
  • Fractions: Halves & Quarters, Thirds/Sixths/Fifths & Eights, Tenths & Hundredths, Mixed Numerals, Halves & Quarters of Numbers, Fractions of Numbers, Number Lines, Equivalent fractions, Word Problems.
  • Shapes and Patterns: 2D Shapes, 3D Objects & Nets, Lines & Angles, Symmetry, Position, Patterns, Sequences, Rules +, Word Problems.
  • Money & Data: Coins, Notes, Change, Adding, Working with Money, Tallies and Graphs, Data, Chance and Word problems. 
  • Measurement: Telling Analogue Time, Digital & Analogue, Minutes/Days & Weeks, Working with Time, Length, Capacity, Area, Mass, Word Problems.

This provides a HUGE range of mathematically based challenges for your child that will keep them learning throughout the year.

Within each of these sub-categories there are 3 LEVELS available:  Level 1 is 10 correct answers in a row, Level 2 is 25 correct answers in a row and Level 3 is 50 correct answers in a row.  Each time you answer a question correctly a cute robot appears to say 'Well Done'. By completing 10 correctly in a row you earn a badge, from a choice of 215 available, this personalises your Badge Display Area.

Within the TIMED Area you can cover the basic maths topics of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Each of these has 7 individual timed levels ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.  This is a great feature to challenge quick mental arithmetic.

Within the MULTI-PLAYER Area 2, 3 or 4 players can compete to answer the questions the quickest. You can choose between 20 and 100 maths problems covering Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with 7 difficulty levels.   These levels are timed creating added suspense.  Every right answer scores points and there are bonus points for the first to answer! Any player to win three in a row wins a 'Jackpot', plus there are other fun features like this to reward.

Within the CIRCUS Area you can use the tokens you have won during Training to play one of 2 games: Exploding Mice & Robo-Juggle.  These games are more fast-moving than relaxing and are more in keeping with the 'Timed Area' than the 'Training Area' Style.  It's an interesting feature to add value and change state.

You child can see their selection of Badges for motivation and valuable visual feedback.  The Progress Chart by individual is an EXCELLENT Record of Achievement. All in all this App is fantastic for young children learning, understanding and practising mathematics using standard and unusual questioning techniques.


This iPad App is recommended by: iPadMum - Google Plus

Our RATING:

10 out of 10!

Age Group:

6-12

Some problems are worded in unusual ways. This challenges your child to think outside of the norm but you will want to be available to answer their questions until they fully understand what is required to answer thus avoiding unnecessary frustration.

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