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Help your student excel in math

I had an interesting conversation with my sister-in-law (SIL for short) yesterday. After expressing how hard the math curriculum has been for her son CL, I remembered an app in which drills students on their math skills. Regardless of where your child is at in their math skills, KosmicMath by SlothMedia, LLC, offers different tools for students, parents and even educators.
Rae, my SIL. is an excellent mom. After graduating at the top of her class in high school and in college, it was ‘eye-opening’ to hear her expressing frustration about how her son is learning third grade mathematics. After hearing that, I told her about KosmicMath.
Mind you, I have not purchased any of the other units available on iTunes. The only version that is installed on our iPad and iPhone is the LITE version, in which offers a skill drill in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. JD has played around with it, and loves the artwork in the app.
I became intrigued with KosmicMath’s platform and began to find out more information about it from SlothMedia’s website. According to the page devoted to KosmicMath, it says the following:

KosmicMath is a space exploration game that reinforces mathematical scope and sequence requirements covering preschool through 4th grade. Players are urged to demonstrate mastery over basic mathematical operations as they travel through the solar system collecting alien trophies and visiting NASA web sites. Players will be mesmerized by the stunning graphics and audio-making KosmicMath fun while educational. Mission logs showing player performance and proficiency are charted on a web portal.”

In the iTunes store, searching for KosmicMath, three products are available. The first, the Lite edition, which was discussed earlier is free. The second, Family, is available for $7.99. This version is described as a version liscensed for up to five players with five grade levels, pre-k through grade 4.
The Education version is designed for classroom and educator usage, allowing for teachers to monitor player response. According to the app describtion in iTunes, the Education version is

“Player performance data is stored locally and synchronized into a central data repository via WiFi/cellular networks, if enabled. Players, educators and parents may view and analyze mission or drill data stored on the KosmicMath Web Portal to track achievements and quickly identify problem areas. Access to the KosmicMath Web Portal is included in the KosmicMath license for 12 months.”
Tempting to try it. Go for it Rae!

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2 thoughts on “Help your student excel in math”

  1. Hola! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

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