As of version 2.7 of CardDroid Math Flash Cards this is easy since there’s a built-in problem set for 12 x [1 to 12], which means to include multiplication problems for 12 times any number between 1 and 12. Just go to the settings screen (tap the “gear” icon on the home screen), tap “Load a Built-in Problem Set,” choose the multiplication icon toward the top of the screen, now scroll down until you see “Multiplication: 12 x [1 to 12] = ?” or “Multiplication: [1 to 12] x 12] = ?” If you want to customize the problem set (for example, to focus on 12 times larger numbers only), follow the instructions below. Happy multiplying by 12!
CardDroid Math 2.6 brings new rewards for perfect scores
It’s here now and it’s HOT! Right now, it’s the #1 educational app and the #83 paid app in the Amazon Appstore and #49 in the NOOK Apps Shop.
Make a perfect score and get a new reward! Some color schemes have poppable balloons as a reward and others have tappable fireworks. (There’s even a secret, hidden “micro game” in the balloon screen. Shhh!) You get spinning stars too.
Update: The most recent versions include micro games on each of the perfect score screens and also unlock a new display style called “doodle” after you spend enough time doing math practice.
Still 99 cents and the upgrade is free to current customers:
An article in today’s Wall Street JournalÂ , “A Worksheet for Math-Phobic Parents”Â warns of the danger of “Math Phobia” but also proposes solutions. Â I recommend reading it if you have a school-age child. Â Here’s one big surprise from the article:
Ongoing research is shedding new light on the importance of math to children’s success. Math skill at kindergarten entry is an even stronger predictor of later school achievement than reading skills or the ability to pay attention, according to a 2007 study in the journal Developmental Psychology.
One way to build math confidence early is to get your child a copy of CardDroid Math. Â My 4-year-old daughter is using it for addition problems from 1-5 (all answers can be counted on fingers if necessary, but she isn’t doing that anymore). Precshoolers and kindergarteners need a bit of help, but they can do it! Â My daughter just got 100% on a 30-problem quiz. Â “I want the rainbow!”
Here’s what my kids are doing on CardDroid Math to build confidence this school year:
- Pre-K daughter: 1-5 plus 1-5
- Second-grade son: 2-9 plus 2-9 (about to add subtraction) – he’s solid on 0, 1 and 10 so we’re focusing on 2-9
- Fourth-grade son: 2-12 times 2-12 (soon to add division once his speed is solid) – again 0 and 1 are easy so we don’t do those.
One son likes the timer, one doesn’t like the pressure. Â Fortunately, it’s configurable!
You can get CardDroid Math today. Â My kids check off their 15 minutes a few days a week before they get free time.
CardDroid Math is available now in the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, and Barnes & Noble Nook Shop for 99 cents:
Google Play Apps:Â http://market.android.com/details?id=com.whitneyapps.carddroidmath
Amazon Appstore:Â http://www.amazon.com/WhitneyApps-CardDroid-Math/dp/B004V4WJWS/
Barnes & Noble NOOK Shop:Â http://search.barnesandnoble.com/CardDroid-Math/WhitneyApps/e/2940043352972
If you get it now, you also get the fall 2012 upgrade for free when its released.
Best wishes for wiping out any math-phobia in your home!
What are your tips for building confidence in kids? Â Let us know in the comments section below!
Steve @ WhitneyApps
A helpful customer has reported a problem in version 2.2 of CardDroid Math. If you go to the “Built-in Problem Sets” screen of the “Recent Problem Sets” screen and tap the system back button (hardware button or bottom edge of the screen), CardDroid Math will unceremoniously crash. The workaround is to tap the big blue “Back” button toward the top of the screen. Version 2.3 is now available and looking rock solid!
Sorry for any inconvenience,
Steve @ WhitneyApps
CardDroid Math Flash Cards is on sale for summer! Get it for just 99 cents and help kids catch up or get ready for the next grade level. Â Get it now in the Android Market and the NOOK Store.
Android Market:Â http://market.android.com/details?id=com.whitneyapps.carddroidmath
Barnes and Noble Nook Color Shop:Â http://search.barnesandnoble.com/CardDroid-Math/WhitneyApps/e/2940043352972
Our crack team of testers found a small problem in version 1.1 so we’ve released a fix. Version 1.2 eliminates a problem with switching the timer on and then off again while continually playing games.
Thanks for the feedback! Keep it coming: support@WhitneyApps.com
The first revision of CardDroid Math came out today!
This version adds an optional timer in case that motivates you.Â I had a contest with my son, and it added some excitement to his math practice.Â You can turn it on in the settings under “Show Timer.”
The other features are really minor, but you can find a complete list at www.whitneyapps.com/carddroid-math/changelog
Have fun and please let us know what you’d like to see at firstname.lastname@example.org!