Study Pad Splash Math
9/26/2012 By: Vicki Windman
studypadinc.com • Retail Price: Each app is $9.99; free app available for all grades (the free app gives you two chapters to try the app).
The Splash Math series is a complete
grade-by-grade curriculum. Each grade
can be set up based on the students’ levels,
allowing for differentiated instruction.
The apps include a homework component
for students who have iPads.
Quality and Effectiveness: Splash Math apps
are comprehensive math apps that align to the
Common Core standards. The app includes a report
button, which gives a full report card stating the
date and the math topic the child worked on. It also
includes an activity log with the student’s
attempts, number of correct
answers, and accuracy. All five
apps have the Common Core
standards aligned to each
topic and chapter content
on their website, which
makes it easy for teachers
to document the standard
they are addressing.
Teachers are also given a
visual graph that helps them
see where students’ strengths
and weaknesses are.
Ease of Use: The app does not have a lot of directions to read, which
makes it extremely user-friendly. Each app allows up to five
students to be tracked on one device. Study Pad’s website
provides teachers with each chapter and the Common
Core standard for each concept. The app includes email
reporting, the ability to back up data for cloud storage, and
sound effects. Teachers can also set chapter concepts, level
of difficulty, and number of questions.
Creative Use of Technology: Grades 1-3 are set up identically
using an aquarium theme and a visual countdown prior to starting
the app. Grades 4-5 use a space game theme. Students choose their
avatar when they first begin and then choose from three buttons.
The control room collects the students’ data from class work and
homework. The “Select a mission” function sets the math level
for each student and allows teachers to assign homework for the
concept. Another nice addition for grades 4 and 5 is the performance
summaries. The data show the grade level the student is working
on, questions answered, worksheets completed, points earned, and
Suitability for Use in a School
Environment: These apps would be a
perfect addition to grades 1-5. The app can be
used for support, Common Core standards,
and homework. If a school wants to use the
program as a tool for Response to Intervention,
the apps can be used in practice mode.
• Aligns to the Common Core standards
• Tracks student data
• Provides one inclusive app for each grade
OVERALL RATING: This
is an excellent app to add
to any elementary school
math program. It is also
wonderful for special needs
classes that have students who
are on low levels but need the
visuals to assist them with
learning more difficult