Saturday, October 12, 2013

Todo K-2 Math Practice - 5 Stars - Special Education Teacher Approved

Recently, Smart Apps for Kids reviewed a math app called ToDo K-2 Math Practice, and they found it to be a wonderful app; five stars, in fact!  Their review can be found here: ToDo K-2 Math Practice -- Review (fabulous free app).  As a Special Education Teacher, I am always looking for good apps for my classroom, so I decided to check it out.  Much to my surprise, I found the following information on iTunes from the developers:

Students with Learning Differences

“All means all” is an expression we embrace at LocoMotive Labs and is the inspiration behind our choice of Todo. Todo, meaning “all” in Spanish, is our way of communicating the inclusion of children with learning differences in the apps’ design and development. We define learning differences to include deficits in auditory and visual processing, short-term memory, language delay or under-developed fine motor skills. Students with formal diagnosis can include, but are not limited to students with LD, ASD, ADD/ADHD, Dyspraxia, and Down syndrome."

 If you would like to download ToDo K-2 Math Practice (Free, iPad Only), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:


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There are many apps that are designed for individuals with special needs, but I was very excited to see an app that is said to be differentiated for those with special needs.  Having special needs does not mean that the individual cannot learn the exact same things any other child can learn.  It may mean that the child with special needs will learn that material in a different way. 

ToDo K-2 Math Practice provides a variety of great math activities for kindergarten through second grade kids, and it has great differentiation options for those with special needs.  When playing the game, if the child would like to pick a number and drag it down to the box for the answer, that is great.  Maybe a child doesn't do well dragging objects and becomes easily frustrated because the tile is released and goes back to its spot before the child can get it all the way to the box.  This is no problem either, because this app provides the choice to drag and drop the answer or to write the answer and then just click on the number to confirm what was written.

There are a variety of levels provided in each activity and for each grade level.  A child can start
wherever they need to start and not have to work through the other levels first.

Todo K-2 Math Practice is a must have for my classroom and my students.  Now that you see how this app will help individuals with special needs, I encourage you to jump over to Smart Apps for Kids to read the full review (if you haven't already), and begin using this great app with your child.

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Heather S. enjoys introducing new apps to her students and seeing their excitement for each one.

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