Math Champ Challenge – School Edition (Common Core Standards)

“Math Champ Challenge – School Edition (Common Core Standards)” is developed by INKids. It is normally $4.99 and it is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

This version is customized for use in classrooms (no social media integrations with unlimited access to the Skill Builder and all content).

Math Champ Challenge (Common Core Standards) is the latest educational game from award winning INKids Education. It’s designed to help strengthen understanding of Common Core mathematical standards for middle school students (grades 4-7).

Math Champ Challenge features:

  • 2500+ questions aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • A skill builder featuring a Personal Learning Environment (Adaptive Engine)
  • Fast paced game play
  • Engaging graphics and audio
  • Valuable feedback tools to help identify problem areas
  • Practice suggestions for students at the end of each level
  • Optional Game Center Integration and Achievements (compete with players all over the world!)
  • Local achievements and player profiles
  • Universal design (iPhone / iPad compatible)

*** 2500+ QUESTIONS ****

Math Champ Challenge includes over 2,500 questions across grades 4 to 7 covering all Common Core State Standards. During play questions are randomly selected from within each Standard (providing a balanced mix of content from all Domain Standards for each grade). Every game is different, but will always include a suitable mix of content comparable from game to game (and player to player).

At the end of each level, revision is encouraged and players can practice any “Cluster” or questions and then re-take each challenge (each grade contains 5 levels from EASY through to SUPER NERD / MASTERY).

*** SKILL BUILDER ***

Using the Math Champ Challenge Skill Builder, students are able to answer practice questions in a non-game version of Math Champ. Players can select specific subject areas (aligned with each Common Core Domain) and work through questions at their own pace . The skill builder allows students to answer both open ended and multiple choice (self-marking) questions while also gathering XP points.

The skill builder provides a PLE (Personal Learning Environment) to help students build confidence as they strengthen their understandings of mathematical subjects. The adaptive engine will move advanced students towards mastery, while students who might be struggling with particular areas will be served less challenging questions. This brilliant feature means that all students can work at their own pace (also allowing parents or teachers to provide instructional support where required).

*** GAME CENTER***

In Math Champ Challenge, players can compete on the same device or by using Game Center to compete with players all over the world (If your school doesn’t allow GC access, scores for individual players can still be record on the same iPad).

Math Champ Challenge is the only math game of it’s kind – each player’s performance is recorded across all Common Core Standards, allowing players to earn achievements and badges for each Domain “Cluster” meaning that it can used as valuable assessment tool in the classroom, or at home as a fun way to practice for exams.

Achievement badges are directly aligned with CCSSI Domains and are awarded at the end of each grade (when all levels have been completed). Badges are awarded when a player has demonstrated better than 90% accuracy across all difficulty levels, and various other achievements can be earned during play. Badges, Achievements and other Game Center rewards, means that Math Champ Challenge will engage all types of students.

*** LEARNING SUPPORT ***

This app provides valuable feedback for teachers and parents and and is designed to engage and encourage students as they have fun while learning everything from fractions to geometry and arithmetic. We suggest using Math Champ Challenge as tool to enrich traditional lessons. It can be used effectively alongside other, apps and instructional resources like the Khan Academy.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact us via the email button on the top of our support page.

iPhone/iPod Link: Math Champ Challenge – School Edition (Common Core Standards) – INKids

iPad Link: Math Champ Challenge – School Edition (Common Core Standards) – INKids

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Expanding Language

“Expanding Language” is developed by Special Learning, Inc. It is normally $39.99 but it is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

I have a review for Expanding Language on my Apps 4 Education blog. Feel free to read it to see if this is a good app for your child.

iPhone/iPod Link: Expanding Language – Special Learning, Inc.

iPad Link: Expanding Language – Special Learning, Inc.

Expanding Language

Expanding Language

“Expanding Language” is developed is Special Learning, Inc. It is a basic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app. There are several categories programmed into the app: Food, Drinks, Clothing, Toys, Emotions, Actions, Activities, Body Parts, Household Items, Locations, Musical Instruments, Furniture, Plants & Trees, School Supplies, Tools, and Appliance. At the top of the screen, there are four emergency buttons: Help, Break, Sick, and Bathroom. Should your child want to eat a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, he or she can click on “Food,” then click on the picture of the grilled cheese sandwich, in which a voice will say “grilled cheese.”

This app is very customizable. On the home screen, you can click on “Admin”, answer a math problem (ex. 64 + 45 = __), and you enter the Admin page where you can have access to a lot of things. You can change the voice saying the words, the background, picture size, turn the picture label on/off, see reports to see what your child is getting right or wrong, add new items and categories, and more.

Also, the voices do not sound very . . . robot-ish. All four of them (a man, woman, boy, and girl) are clear and easily understandable.
It costs $39.99 to download and has no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.