Foundations Memory Work Tutorials, Cycle 3
Strengthen your brain by memorizing quality content with art and song in a beautiful, interactive format in six subject areas. New features include enhanced graphics, Classical Conversations® Classical Acts & Facts® Timeline, and U.S. presidents.
Classical educators know the importance of memorizing the grammar—the basic facts and vocabulary—of a subject. Now you can memorize the foundational knowledge of six subjects in a fun, interactive iPad application.
In Cycle 3, Classical Conversations Foundations students memorize 161 events and people in the timeline, including the U.S. presidents; 24 U.S.history sentences, including the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; 120 locations and geographical features in North America (emphasis, the United States); 24 science questions and answers on anatomy and chemistry; multiplication tables (1 through 15), squares, roots, cubes, and basic math laws and conversions; Latin rules and vocabulary, including the text of John 1:1–7 in Latin and English; and English grammar facts, including the principal parts of eleven irregular verbs.
U.S. history is presented in an interactive application with songs and artwork designed to make memorizing enjoyable. In addition, each history sentence links to a History Highlight, and each science question links to a Science Snippet; these are helpful teaching tools for classical educators and will expand memory work in depth and breadth.
No matter your age, you can build a firm foundation of knowledge by memorizing these building blocks of education.
Classical Conversations Foundations students, ages four through twelve, have been using these same tools in our online subscription service, CC Connected. The new iPad application offers these additional features:
• Touch screen slides horizontally to reveal memory work by subject
• Touch screen slides vertically to study each subject by week
• Touch screen allows students to slide back and forth through the U.S. presidents
• Navigates easily back and forth and home
Classical Conversations® empowers homeschooling parents and establishes classical, Christian communities that equip children with a Christ-centered worldview and the classical tools of learning in order to impact the world for God’s glory.
* Updated president's song
* Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great but could improve
The app is great but there are a few improvements that should be made. I would love to be able to set parental settings so my child doesn’t skip ahead the weeks. He likes to scroll them in the car and then recites them in CC class. The tutor prefers he not learn the material for future weeks ahead of time. It’s hard to control him from learning when I’m driving and he’s got the iPad in the back. I know right? What a wonderful problem to have... I can’t stop my kid from learning ahead, ha! First world problems, but still.
Also, it would be nice to have the timeline song and maybe even a study tracker...something that parents could use to track what days we went over material or see how many times we looked at one subject vs. others. Something to track and analyze CC study habits. Other apps do this already, it shouldn’t be difficult to add to this app.
I also liked the other reviewers idea of adding games or quizzes to test the knowledge. That would be wonderful!
Thank you to the developers at CC for making this app. It’s great! Yes, it’s pricey but you’re paying for the work it took to make this and for making life easier to teach with this app. Though I wish there was a discount for having bought all 3 apps. :)
I purchased this app recently and I think it was very well done! The graphics are amazing and the layout is user friendly. I think the purpose of this app is for the kids to be able to review their memory work independently, which it does accomplish this. We are very happy with this purchase. My son says it is "awesome," so that makes me very happy. I don't know if this is true, but I think it may be more on the pricey side because of all the copyrighted material it contains. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I think it would be neat if it included little games or "tests" that the kids could use to make a challenge for them. Otherwise, the app is another way for us to enjoy CC and reinforce what they are learning.
We used this app to keep up with memory work on the go. My child preferred using the app over manual flash cards, imagine that! So for reviewing previous weeks that she has already learned, this became our primary method of review combined with some quizzing randomly.
FYI - Timeline song not included.
- Classical Conversations Inc.
- 354 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Classical Conversations Multi Media Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.