CONCEPT: A no-frill, fast paced times tables practice app.
DELIVERY: There have been some amazing animated, story driven and quite elaborate maths game apps released for the iPad. This is not one of them. Nonetheless it proves that less can sometimes be more through simple, effective delivery.
You're presented with a times tables grid and the simple task of keying in the solutions to a succession of multiplication questions based on tables up to 12 x 12. These can be answered in order from 1 x 1 onwards or shuffled randomly. You can also simply click any cell on the grid and start from there.
A range of achievements can be earned through accuracy and pace in each mode to help motivate the student. Progress can also be tracked in terms of percentage correct and average time taken per answer.
And that's about it! It's fast paced and if promoted to students the right way could become quite the challenge in class with students striving to outs core each other. It could also form the basis of an assessment quite effectively.
LIMITATIONS: As explained above, the is nothing fancy about this app, which could turn some students off.
CONCLUSION: A straightforward but effective way to learn tables. 3/5
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Assessing times tables speed and accuracy