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App of the Week: Common Core math games

By Stephen Noonoo
September 28th, 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.
 lumio-math

What’s It Like? Lumio – math games for the Common Core classroom is a collection of math games geared toward kids in kindergarten through third grade. Kids can learn about a range of math topics including geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, and fractions. Most games follow distinct learning pathways with levels that increase in difficulty as kids play. Hints are available, and kids get constructive feedback for incorrect answers. In the teacher dashboard, users can create kid and adult profiles, and any game progress made by a user (like levels completed and rewards earned) is automatically saved. A Teacher’s Guide provides objectives and standards alignments for each game.

Price: Free/subscription

Grades: K-3

Pros: It’s super convenient for kids to access several different games in one location.

Cons: There’s no detailed way to track kids’ progress.

Bottom line: This suite games is a great resource for math centers and independent practice.

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.