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App of the Week: Great math app for young learners with special needs

By Stephen Noonoo
August 3rd, 2015

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review.
todo-math

What’s It Like? Todo means all in Spanish — and this app is designed for all kids, including those with learning differences such as deficits in auditory and visual processing, language delay, or underdeveloped fine motor skills. Todo Math: School Edition is also comprehensive in its curriculum, which spans numbers through multiplication.

Price: paid or subscription ($200/classroom per year)

Grades: K-2

Pros: Research-based strategies and modifications for learners with special needs support a wide range of abilities.

Cons: Progress data on the Web-based teacher dashboard isn’t always intuitive.

Bottom line: A variety of strategies and accommodations make this app classroom-ready for a variety of levels and abilities.

 

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.