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Splash Math - Grades 1-5 - Learn Math in a Fun Way on the iPad and Web

UPDATE: The Splash Math app dropped its price! The paid version is now a one-time fee of $9.99 for one grade level or $29.99 for all five grade levels. Also, you can access Splash Math's content on the iPad without an internet connection (unlike its competition).

According to a recent report by Common Sense Media, studies show that 72 percent of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device for some type of media activity such as playing games, watching videos, or using apps. 

Splash Math - Grades 1 to 5 (free) is the latest iPad app by StudyPad Inc. that allows children to learn math on the web and on a tablet. Currently, the company has over 4 million children using Splash Math on the web and grade-level specific iPad apps. This latest release combines all the different grade levels into one cross-platform app.

The app provides personalized learning for children grades 1–5 and is aligned to the Common Core curriculum. I let my 5 year-old son test the app and he was instantly engaged with all the activities. In fact, he touts that he can do first grade math as a kindergartner.

One of my favorite features of the app is the ability for me as parent to track my child's progress with real-time reports. I also like the various rewards and games that are unlocked as children score more points. Children tend to have short attention spans so it's great to see a game incorporate different elements to keep them engaged, and more importantly, learning.

Splash Math is a subscription-based service and parents can choose to a monthly ($10) or yearly ($79) plan.

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