iTooch MATH Grade 5, by eduPad, is a terrific app that covers a lot of ground concept-wise and shouldn't be limited to just fifth graders. This app combines a no-frills approach to content, while still providing the user with an exciting learning experience. The mascot is adorable and keeps kids on task with lots of encouragement and always has a lesson summary available when needed. iTooch MATH Grade 5 is, by far, the largest collection in the App Store of educational activities based on US national standards
Students are immediately challenged by this app, the format calls for mental math - something we don't see required often enough these days. When needed, aids are readily available. There is a chalkboard page available to use as a workspace and a calculator to check your answer. The app includes all kinds of cool additions which include a leader board which is connected to the Apple Game Center integration: students can now brag about their scores and achievements with their friends and compete with the community of players. Also, there are fun badges and achievements to unlock and great game incentives so that the user always wants to progress further in the application. Our students demonstrated this over and over again as they got involved and didn't resurface until they were asked to transition to another activity. You could almost hear them thinking out loud. We found working in pairs a great way to give kids confidence to delve right in and problem solve together.
- 60 chapters with lessons, examples, and figures
- 5 thematic units: NUMBERS & OPERATIONS, FRACTIONS, MEASURING & ESTIMATING GRAPHS & STATS and GEOMETRY.
- More than 4, 500 questions, with clues, detailed explanations, and images
EduPad is a Paris-based start-up company. They have designed a unique technology that enables anyone to publish collections of interactive exercises into tactile learning apps for the iPad.