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Math Detective® Beginning App for iPad

Higher-Order Thinking • Reading • Writing in Mathematics

Grades: 3-4


Grades: 3-4


  •  Multiple Award Winner

Description & Features

This app uses topics and skills drawn from national math standards to prepare your students for advanced math courses and assessments that measure reasoning and reading comprehension in math.

Students read a short story that includes a chart, table, or graph. Next they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the math concept and develop their critical thinking (comprehension) skills. Students can't just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the chart, table, or graph to correctly identify and support their answers.

The questions in Math Detective® Beginning are modeled after questions found on high-stakes math assessments, but require more critical thinking. These problems are excellent preparation for assessments that require students to explain and support their answers.

Stories are age-relevant, high-interest, and show students that math is integral to everyday activities.

The activities in Math Detective® Beginning are organized around these math concepts:
     •  Number and Numeration
     •  Patterns
     •  Operations
     •  Geometry and Spatial Sense
     •  Probability
     •  Statistics

Software Features
     - 37 activities
     - Single-user login
     - Self-tutoring: detailed instructions, hints, and explanations of answers
     - Printable student scores
     - Self-grading
     - Saves unfinished activities
     - Progress/Award certificates

Product Details

Item#: 03941HDJ
Author(s): Terri Husted
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: iOS App
License: iTunes App Store
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-745-6
Activities: 37
Questions: 252

System Requirements

Available for iPads at the iTunes App Store


Informal Education Products Product of the Year Award Learning Magazine - Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Award The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

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Test preparation available for the following:

Math Detective® prepares students for many assessments, including:

TerraNova (CTBS) / TerraNova, The Second Edition (CAT/6)
Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT 8)
Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
California Achievement Tests (CAT)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)
State Assessments -- All 50 states
and many more!