Up pops this dialog box. Enter the student’s first and last name, then create a username and passcode. It only has to be unique to your school or family, so make it simple and easy to enter.
Then be sure to choose a Learning Track from the pull-down menu.
If you are the owner, you are also the first teacher. If you have other Teacher Managers, be sure to connect the student with the teacher you want. After you hit the green Save button your student is ready to play.
Choose from ten Learning Tracks
If you are entering the Student Login individually, you can use the pull down menu to select a learning track, as illustrated to the right.
The ten learning tracks are numbered as follows. If you are using the csv method of entry you’ll need to enter the number for the track.
- Addition 1s through 9s
- Subtraction 1s through 9s
- Multiplication 1s through 9s
- Division 1s through 9s
- Fact Familes (1 to 10) add and subtract, ex.4+5, 5+4, 9-4, 9-5
- Fact Families (11 to 18) add and subtract, ex. 8+7, 7+8, 15+7, 15-8
- Add to 20, example 13+4, 4+13,
- Subtract from 20, example 15-3, 15-12,
- Multiplication 10s-11s-12s,
- Division 10s-11s-12s.
You can click below to see a google document showing all the problems learned in each of the Learning Tracks.
Considerations, or what to choose when?
Begin with the basics. The four basic operations are most important and typical expectations is one of those per grade level, so Addition in first, Addition then Subtraction in second, Multiplication, then go back to Addition and Subtraction in third, and Multiplication then Division in fourth grade, and then going back to get Addition and Subtraction if those haven’t been learned. Make sure your student have worked through the expected basic operations for their grade level BEFORE doing any of the other optional Learning Tracks.
Another way to learn basic Addition and Subtraction Facts. Learning in Fact Families is another order to learn. Fact Familes (1 to 10) add and subtract would be chosen in first grade. Fact Families (11 to 18) add and subtract would be mastered in second grade. You can choose this sequence instead of the basic addition and basic subtraction fact Learning Tracks. Optionally, Fact Families is also a good way to review for students who have already learned the basic addition and subtraction facts in first or second grade.
Optional Learning Tracks. Add to 20 and Subtract from 20 are additional problems that the Common Core feels should be committed to memory. They are composed of facts you can figure out if you know the basic 1s through 9s facts, but can be learned AFTER the basics are learned, if there is time in first or second grade. They should not be assigned until after the student has mastered the basic 1s through 9s addition and subtraction facts.
After students learn the basic 1s through 9s multiplication facts, if there is time, they can move on to 10s, 11s, 12s. After basic 1s through 9s division facts are learned (and all the other basic operations are learned) then the 10s, 11s, and 12s are a good use of time.
**See “How to change Learning Tracks” in the FAQs and Directions document.
Non-credit card options
Either in PayPal or with a PO we will give you 13 months for the one year price, and if you tell us you no longer want your subscriptions during the first month, we’ll cancel your subscriptions and cancel the invoice. With PayPal we’ll give you a full refund if you don’t want to keep your subscription.
If you ask, I can also manually give you a 30 day free trial–without you having to enter a payment method. I’ll give you access to all the subscriptions you’d need for your free trial period. Then, if you wish to continue and purchase we can send an invoice. Just contact [email protected], with the number of subscriptions you would like to use during your free trial.
Credit card procedure
Go to the “My Profile” page to order subscriptions. There you click on + Add Subscriptions on the “My Profile” page of your account. It looks like this picture.
This person in this picture has payments set to yearly. So the price for one subscription is $3.89 for the year.
Monthly, non auto-renewal expires if you don’t act.
Note: As long as you leave the renewal period set to monthly, and leave auto renew set to OFF in your profile, then your subscription will simply end after 30 days. No matter how many subscriptions you order, your credit card won’t be charged until you login and renew. So you can try the game for free to see if it’s worth paying for with no risk of being charged for it. When you decide it is worthwhile, come back into “My Profile” switch the renewal period to yearly, and make sure you have as many subscriptions as you want, and then change to “Auto Renew.” You can switch it back to non renew after you renew, but there’s no other way to renew ahead of time with the credit card. But if your subscription has expired, you will see a green “Renew Subscription” button in “My Profile” and you can click on that to renew.
Yearly renewal gives you lower prices (and still no charge for the first month).
If you are pretty certain, go ahead and set the renewal to yearly and then order your subscriptions. You’ll get the best price and you’ll automatically get the discounts for quantity. Your credit card will not be charged until the end of your 30 day trial, so if you cancel before then you do not pay a thing.
Your credit card will not be charged until the end of your 30 day trial, so if you cancel before then you do not pay a thing. You can order from the “My Profile” page of your account with a credit card to order subscriptions. It looks like this picture.
Leave the renewal period set to monthly, and leave auto renew set to OFF in your profile.
Your subscription will simply end after 30 days.
No matter how many subscriptions you order, your credit card won’t be charged until you login and renew. So you can try the game for free to see if it’s worth paying for with no risk of being charged for it.
Non-credit card options
Either in PayPal or with a PO we will give you 13 months, and if you tell us you don’t want it during the first month, we’ll cancel your subscription and cancel the invoice. With PayPal we’ll give you a full refund if you don’t want to keep it.
If you ask, I can also manually give you a 30 day free trial–without you having to enter a payment method. Then we can send an invoice if you wish to continue. Just contact [email protected], with the number of subscriptions you would like to use during your free trial.
You may be interested in a webinar Dr. Don did recently with the folks at the Educational App Store in the U.K. We discussed what is needed for children to have success in math–learning math facts to automaticity. We also talked about how best to help children learn facts and therefore what is needed in an app to achieve that learning.
Dr. Don Crawford, the author of Rocket Math and Justin Smith, CEO of the Educational App Store discuss
- What are math facts and why are they important for future math success.
- What happens when students haven’t memorized math facts.
- How can you best help students learn math facts.
Rocket Math App received 4 Stars!
App Names: Rocket Math Add at Home, Add at School, Multiply at Home, and Multiply at School
App Link :
Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)
Educational App Store Review
Rocket Math is an offshoot of an existing programme for schools designed to increase children’s speed and fluency in answering simple arithmetic. This app encourages frequent short sessions and is supported by plenty of information explaining its purpose and methods.
The purpose of Rocket Math is to build what its developer terms “automaticity” in arithmetic. A fluent reader does not need to decode simple and frequently encountered words letter by letter. The same can be true for frequently encountered arithmetic.
When automaticity is achieved in arithmetic the answers are available in an instant. The advantages of this, beyond speed, are that it leaves more of the person’s mental processes available for other aspects of the problem. If a person does not have to think about achieving simple arithmetic answers, he or she can concentrate on the more complex and lengthier aspects of a problem.
Rocket Math the app follows on from a well-established programme of the same name based on traditional written resources. Repeat practice and a steady increase in the breadth of the covered arithmetic are at the heart of its methods.
Children are taken through a series of stages in which they are faced with a rapid succession of arithmetic questions. Remember, the purpose of this app is to build fluency in frequently encountered arithmetic problems, not complex ones. As such, the questions will be simple ones and, at first, until the breadth expands, there will be little variation in them. Only three seconds is allowed per question so, for some children, developing enough fluency to progress will be difficult but others will thrive on the challenge.
Answers are given by typing them onto a built-in number pad. The app is simple to use and looks attractive. Its space-travel styling and theme add a game-like feel although it is not a game. Speech provides a response to incorrect answers and provides encouragement between levels. It all works very well and provides the exact type of practice that it promises.
An unusual but useful feature is that the app enforces its little-and-often recommendations by insisting on a thirty-minute break after 5 minutes of play. As multiple sessions are likely to yield better results than a single, marathon session, this is an excellent feature that will prevent children from relying on a last-minute catch-up rather than a steady engagement with the app. This, combined with a useful breakdown of each child’s performance in the student report screen, provides reassurance to adults that their children are making the best possible use of the app.
A family of apps is available and potential buyers should think about which they need. Two of the apps cover addition and subtraction and two cover multiplication and division. Your choice here is obviously dependent on what aspect you would like to cover.
The remaining choice is between a school and a home version. They are identical in functionality except that the home version is free to download with a lengthy trial period. The school version has a flat, one-off, fee. Prospective teachers would still be wise to download the home version first so that they can appraise the app’s suitability.
If they choose to utilise the app within their school then buying the school version will be a simpler process than the in-app purchase of the home version. It will also allow schools to utilise the volume purchasing programme whereby they can receive a discount for buying twenty or more of the same app.
Parents will be pleased to see that the app caters for up to three children. As each child engages with the app, parents can check to see how they are performing and offer help, encouragement or rewards as they see fit. Some useful background information on the app’s purposes and usage are provided within the app itself and a more comprehensive overview of the Rocket Math ethos is available on the developer’s website.
All of the Rocket Math apps provide a learning opportunity that is tightly focused on realising their goal of improving children’s arithmetic fluency. As such, if this is a goal that you also share, you will find them good value and useful apps.