New Mobile App Aims To Hone K-12 Math Skills
new mobile-based electronic game system has
been launched to introduce critical math skills to children. Using a
games intended for students in grades K-6, Zap
Math takes children through space-themed math challenges
designed to encourage players to win points at the same time they develop
Zap Zap Math also provides
parents with a learning progress dashboard, a portal for parents and
to remotely monitor how a child is progressing in each learning topic
helping them to focus on certain ones that require attention. Parents
teachers can log in to the dashboard on either a computer or mobile
monitor their children's work in real time.
Zap Math uses a more effective learning technique than just doing math
worksheets at home," Zap Zap Math CEO and Founder Wei
Chong Ng. "Now students build their math
higher-order thinking, while having fun and improving their skills."
During the last five months that
the game has been in beta phase, it has been downloaded more than
according to Zap Zap Math representatives. It has been featured as a
"Best New App" on Apple App Store and featured in the "Made for
Families" section on Google Play. It can be downloaded for free in both
marketplaces in three different languages: English,
Spanish and Bahasa Malaysia.
"When my students play Zap Zap Math at home, they
back to class with improved math skills and true interest towards
Julius A. Carebia, a sixth-grade math teacher at UCSI
International School in Selangor, Malaysia,
the pilot schools that has tested the app.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.