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Learning to Multiply by 12 – CardDroid Math Flash Cards Tip

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!

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CardDroid Math 2.6 is here and it’s HOT!

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.

Top 100 and #1 Educational AppBalloon Reward Screen

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:

Button to get the app on Google PlayButton to get the app on the Amazon Appstore

Balloon Reward ScreenFirewards reward screen

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How to keep kids sharp and even gain ground over summer vacation

My kids will be out of school at the end of the week so our family is making up a list of fun things to do. My wife and I are also making a daily checklist for the kids with some chores that can help our family and some tasks to help keep them sharp over the summer.
Both boys have “time with CardDroid Math Flashcards” on their lists a couple of times a week. They also have journaling assignments and our son who has handwriting challenges will copy a paragraph once a week. The whole thing should amount to less than 30 minutes a day and they’ll be way ahead in the fall.
Anyone else have plans to help their kids avoid the “summer skill loss”? What are your ideas?