## Review Overview

##### A. Instruction - 7.1

##### B. Design - 8.4

##### C. Engagement - 9.1

### 8.2

#### Headucate: A Best App for Elementary Math

**Summary : ** A Needed App for Math in the Early Grades

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for the early elementary grades, Headucate evaluates students’ preparedness for standardized math assessments. The assessments are categorized into five topics that include Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis & Probability. Plus, each assessment contains seven different problem sets and 12 colorfully detailed, multiple-choice questions per set. As users take an assessment, Headucate times them, and users are provided with a report once it is completed. The data on the report shows users the question asked, the answer selected, the correct answer, and time spent on the question. These reports are shareable via email saving as a picture, or over social media.

### Instructional Ideas

- Teachers can lead students through a lesson aligned to one of the topics in this app. Next, they can have students practice the skill by completing the complementary assessment in this app. As students complete the assessment, they can email their results to their teacher.
- Teachers can have students complete an assessment in pairs. The pairs can consist of a student who has a firm understanding of the math topic and a student who has a developing understanding of it. As students work together to complete the problem, teachers can encourage the students to explain to each other how they are solving the problem. This will facilitate social interaction and paired learning.
- Teachers can have students work independently to complete a series of problem sets in this app. As students are working, teachers can float around the room and ask students to explain the process they are using to solve the problem. Teachers can add a twist and build students’ mathematical literacy by asking them to explain how they are solving the problem in writing.

A1. Rigor | |

A2. 21st Century Skills | |

A3. Conn. to Future Learning | |

A4. Value of Errors | |

A5. Feedback to Teacher | |

A6. Level of Material | |

A7. Cooperative Learning | |

A8. Accom. of Individual Diff. |

B1. Ability to Save Progress | |

B2. Platform Integration | |

B3. Screen Design | |

B4. Ease of Use | |

B5. Navigation | |

B6. Goal Orientation | |

B7. Information Presentation | |

B8. Media Integration | |

B9. Cultural Sensitivity |

C1. Learner Control | |

C2. Interactivity | |

C3. Pace | |

C4. Flexibility | |

C5. Interest | |

C6. Aesthetics | |

C7. Utility |