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Math Shake Helps Kids Understand and Calculate Word Problems

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Ease of Use


Math Shake was created by educators and developed with maths specialists in schools, to engage mathematicians from ages 6-14.

agesSuitable for: KS1/KS2/KS3pricetagPrice: £3.99

Math Shake

Math Shake is an app that helps kids take a word problem and translate it into a simpler number calculation. The sentence must be read and understood in order to pick out the key words and solve the problem.

More often than not, this type of problem adds a lot of unnecessary information that isn’t needed when calculating the answer. Math Shake highlights the important words and then asks the user to define the correct maths symbol (+-x÷) and layout a calculation in numbers.

Once you have deciphered what the question is asking, you get a blank canvas to do your working. The number calculation is displayed at the top at all times so you don’t have to remember it from the word problem screen. Users can use whatever strategy they want to find the answer including number lines, arrays, tens frames or their handwriting.

The app has a number of difficulty levels to choose from and each one has the option of selecting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can see more information about each level, and the appropriate age groups, by visiting the teacher section on the home screen.

Download on the App Store

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