This post is sponsored by Zapzapmath. All opinions are our own.
Looking for a fun way to teach kids from ages 5-12 everything they need to know about math? You’re going to love Zapzapmath. It’s so fun, even I’m addicted to it! I’ll tell you all about my favorite features, but first, let me share a little story.
Ever try to teach your kids math when you have a complicated relationship with the subject yourself? Trust me, it’s not easy. My son started cyber school this year and while he does have a team of remote teachers, I learned one very important thing early on: I am his primary teacher. Me. Just me. Yes, that remote team checks in frequently and they’re always willing and able to answer our questions, but the day to day instruction falls squarely on my head.
Now, when it comes to teaching my son subjects like social studies and language arts, I’m totally up for the challenge. I am a very right-brained person and love the humanities. I’m even pretty decent at science, even though I struggled with it a bit when I was in school. Math, however, is where I fall short. Way short. My son is learning things that, quite frankly, I never really mastered as an adult, let alone a child. I needed something that would make learning math fun for him AND me! That’s where Zapzapmath really shines!
Teach kids (and yourself!) math the fun way with Zapzapmath!
Zapzapmath is an incredibly robust learning app designed for kids from grades K-6. It covers 180 math topics, from basic addition and subtraction all the way up ratios and geometry. I’ll be honest, I’ve downloaded and deleted numerous math apps because they just weren’t engaging enough. If I’m bored after two minutes, my son won’t even make it off the logo splash screen!
Zapzapmath is different because it includes over 150 interactive games that are actually fun! The games test four different skills, including: training, accuracy, speed, and mission. Let’s talk about those for a minute.
- Training: This is your first stop if your kids need a bit of practice on a new skill they just learned in class. It’s also a good spot for YOU to refresh your memory if need be! I played the geometry training, since my son will be covering that very soon in school.
- Accuracy: Once your kids are done practicing, they can move on to testing out their new skills in a low-stress, non-competitive environment with fun games that test what they know.
- Speed: Timed math quizzes are popular in elementary school, especially as part of the Common Core program. I’m not a huge fan of them, but they’re here to stay, so our kids need to know how to zip through a series of math problems lightning fast. The Speed-based games are way more fun than a worksheet of problems!
- Mission: These games are my favorite because they really give kids a reason to keep playing and practicing. As kids master different missions, they’ll earn coins to help them build up their spaceship and unlock new planets to visit.
All the games in each skill level do have one thing in common: they’re fun! The fast-paced games have high replay value, so your kids can play again and again. The self-paced, engaging learning environment really helps build your child’s confidence and gets them excited about learning.
Zapzapmath recently added a few very cool new features that both you and your kids will love! The games now have an adaptive learning feature, meaning that they automatically adapt to your child’s level of mastery. That way, games aren’t too hard for new players or too easy for pros.
Kids can also choose a competitive multiplayer mode and challenge their friends in a battle of math skills. They can check the leaderboard to find out where they stand. Zapzapmath has also added new planets and really streamlined their menu.
As a parent or educator, you can track your child’s performance through the Web Dashboard and determine which areas they may need extra help in.
Find Zapzapmath in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also play online through Chromebooks or the Chrome browser. For younger kids (pre-K to K) check out our review of Zap Zap Kindergarten Math!
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