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TeachMe: 2nd Grade

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Skills:Addition, Subtraction, Spelling, Sight Words, Division, Multiplication

What we like best:

Coin rewards for correct answers, along with fun places to spend the currency, motivate kids to drill second grade basics.

What you should know:

Crank up the volume—sound is necessary to play this app.
Full Review:

Paying kids for practice problems? No harm in that—when it’s virtual currency they’re after! TeachMe: 2nd Grade is a comprehensive app set in a virtual “town,” where kids drill everything from sight words to addition.

Little learners tap on the School to tackle random spelling, Dolch sight words as well as timed and untimed addition and subtraction problems. Kids rack up checks—which later become coins—by tracing alphabetical and numerical answers on large rule “paper” with their fingers, adding a touch of interactivity and fun. Get a problem wrong and players are prompted to try it again. For each correct question, the student gets a check. Three checks equal a coin—and that’s where the fun begins! These rewards allow kids to virtually “shop” at the Photo Fun Booth, Shape Store, Fish Store or Art Store, where they can buy and care for fish, create art with stickers or decorate photos with silly cartoon features.

The shopping system incentivizes reluctant students, while the adorable mouse narrator acts as a constant companion. She reads sight words, encourages kids to tackle tough problems, provides helpful hints and celebrates correct answers—making learning a fun, comprehensive experience for any second grader.

Teacher Features:
This multi-user app is perfect for classroom use, but be sure to provide headphones. Also, use stars to track student progress on drills.
Reviewed 2012-12-03 on iPhone iOS6 by Meg Butler

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Price:$1.99
Grade:Second Grade
Topic:Key Grade Skills, Math
Platform:Apple
Publisher:24x7 Digital LLC
Standards:2.OA.1 2.OA.2 2.NBT.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3