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App of the week: Math Arrow: Kyle Counts

By Meris Stansbury
February 17th, 2014

math-app-arrow-kyleName: Math Arrow: Kyle Counts

What is it? Kids learn how to count by 2s, 5s, 10s and other combinations while helping Kangaroo Kyle to get around. Kids will find prizes, earn coins, run from Croc-E-Diles, and throw boomerangs on the outback practice range. Three (3) levels of difficulty are available for kids ages 3-13. Available in English, Spanish, Russian, French, and more coming

Best for: Preschool to middle school students.

Price: $4.99

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Features:

  • Invented by former White House director of economic policy, managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and Harvard economics professor, Todd Buchholz
  • Incorporates the patented Math Arrow—a mathematical matrix making numbers easier for everyone to understand.
  • BYU recently did a study using Kyle Counts in 1st grade classrooms to determine whether it actually improved performance on grade-appropriate tests of addition and number sense. The conclusion – Kyle Counts increased scores on a grade-appropriate arithmetic test.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/math-arrow-kyle-counts/id638050645

Video: http://www.sproglit.com/blog/kyle-counts-success-at-the-success-academy-of-harlem

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.