If your older children are jealous at the fun your younger children are having playing Math Flash Cards, then you should check out TurtleCards. Several Wonder of Tech readers who read the post Math Flash Cards + App = Fun! asked for math apps for older children. TurtleCards is a flash card app that uses functions ranging from the very easy to the difficult, making the app suitable for younger and older children alike. This new app runs on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), but there is no Android app yet.
The app has all four math functions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. By spinning the wheel on the upper left corner of the app, you can choose from using one, two or three digit numbers. The most challenging problems are dividing three digit numbers by two digit numbers. But you don’t have to perform these functions in your head, thank goodness. The app looks like a chalkboard and allows you to work out the problems as if you were writing them on the board.
You write in the answers with your fingers and the app translates your writing into typed numbers. A timer records how long it takes for you to complete your problems. After you complete a problem, press Check. You will move on to the next answer if you were correct or the answer will turn red if you are wrong.
TurtleCards does not record fastest times, but if you video record your fastest time for adding two digit numbers and post the video to YouTube, you may just win $100. The developer is sponsoring a contest for the fastest score on the game. Details are here: mathrus.com. Make sure to enter before the May 31 deadline! (A strategic tip for Wonder of Tech readers: don’t post your video on YouTube too early or your time will be the one for others to beat!)
Here is a video demonstrating how TurtleCards works:
I tested this app with my adolescent testing panel and was impressed with the results. They were definitely challenged by the math problems. The answers took them time to calculate and they got some answers wrong. What impressed me was that my testers didn’t quit, they wanted to keep going until they got the answers correct and then play again.
If you’re looking for a challenging math flash card type app for your older children, check out TurtleCards in the iTunes App Store.
McGraw-Hill Math Apps for Free!
Can’t get enough math apps for your kids? Check out the sale on McGraw-Hill Everyday Math Apps for kids in the iTunes App store today and tomorrow for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here is a link to a search I did on Zoomappy showing nine McGraw-Hill math apps that are free until May 6. McGraw-Hill Math Apps on Sale through Zoomappy.
I’m beginning to think that if your kid hates math, you just haven’t found the right app yet!
Do you use math apps with your kids? Which ones do they like the best? Let us know in the Comments section below!