Splash Math 2nd Grade HD is a comprehensive math app that, like Splash Math 1st and 3rd Grade, is set in an aquarium theme.
With 13 chapters covering math topics found in the Common Core Standards for second graders there is plenty of content. Topics such as reading and setting Time, place values into the thousands, two and three digit addition and subtraction are just a few. Fun games can be played between sessions. Not only can the user play with the creatures they have earned, but they can learn fun facts, too.
As with all Splash Math apps, this app is an interactive workbook designed to give kids an entertaining way to improve their math abilities. The app is for improving or reinforcing already learned math skills, not for introducing new ones. It is assumed that kids have been introduced to these concepts prior to playing the app.
The aquarium theme is fun and stress free, worksheets are not timed, and the app interface is easy to use; however, the user will need to be able to read, or be read to, as there is no narration. Having an option for narration would be ideal for this age group as second grade children may need assistance reading the questions and other information presented.
Splash Math 2nd Grade is a multi user app accommodating up to five users; each user’s workbook is customized individually and each will have their own aquarium. Levels can be unlocked to allow the flexibility of changing the difficulty of each mode or the app can determine the difficulty based on the performance of the user. Also for each user, weekly e-mail reports, a report card and activity log are available if you want to track the user’s progress. Cloud is used to back up the app data.
While customizing the app for each user, music and sounds can be muted; the music only plays on the main menu. The user receives feedback whether or not a correct answer is selected. If needed, an in-app help section is available.
Scratch pad is an easy to use, easy to access feature for the user while they are working through the worksheets. Using their finger the user can write in this area as you would on a scratch sheet of paper and then it is erased when they return to the math problem.
An attractive button for additional apps is located where it will draw the user’s attention to it. A suggestion would be for the developer to move the button to the information menu and change the appearance of it.
Due to the cost of this app you may want to give the lite version a try before purchasing the full version. Additional Splash Math 2nd Grade versions are available in iTunes; iPhone Full and Lite, and HD Lite.
Splash Math apps are available for first through fifth grades. If you would like to read our reviews of the other Splash Math apps check out the links below:
Splash Math 2nd Grade HD is a fully loaded math app worth checking out. Kids will be entertained while learning.
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