Review of Numbershark.
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
are all very comprehensively covered in Numbershark.
ADDITION: The sorting and counting games on all levels are quite good.
The
abacus problems are a major help.
The
place value cards are very useful for hundreds tens and units.
Card
games (Snap and Matching Pairs) are also good for tables, estimation etc.
However,
I believe that Rods is by far the most useful game in this section.
SUBTRACTION:
Again
the sorting counting and fit in games are very good.
The
card games are fun (and of course educational).
Once
more Rods gives a very clear concept picture to children.
The
balance game is also very helpful.
MULTIPLICATION:
Perhaps it was because I didn’t spend enough time
at it but I did not find the pattern topic to be of much use.
The
card games again are good.
The
formal sums are very well done. However
it took quite a while to work out how to do them on the computer!
‘Carrying’
is very well covered and is simple enough for children to understand.
DIVISION: I found it unusual to find short division done in the long
division mode. However it
seems a good idea and probably makes sense as there is a very gradual
build up.
Throughout
this section again estimation is used extensively and pupils are given
numerous opportunities to improve their skills.
Tim Boland
Toomevara
N.S
