XtraMath helps your child master the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts that are the building blocks of your child's math education. Recalling the basic arithmetic facts quickly and easily is essential for success with fractions, decimals, and multi-digit algorithms. It also frees up mental resources for more complex problem solving.
XtraMath student activities are simple and straightforward and take only a few minutes each day. The program uses sophisticated methods to present your child with the right problem at the right time to maximize the effectiveness of practice. Students earn a certificate of achievement when they complete an operation.
You will receive a weekly progress report in e-mail. The report shows how well your child knows their math facts and the progress they are making toward mastery. More detailed reports can be accessed via the web at any time.
XtraMath has been used by millions of students around the world. Many teachers choose XtraMath to supplement their regular math curriculum in the classroom. Parents and teachers like the fact that XtraMath is a non-profit and does not display any advertising to students.
Math facts are the building blocks of your child’s math education and your child will be well-rewarded for the time they spend practicing on XtraMath.
This update includes bug fixes and cosmetic improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Not the best, not the worst
My son’s 3rd grade teacher uses this app to assist with memorizing the multiplication tables. The app seems to focus on answering math questions quickly. I have never understood why doing math quickly is important unless you are trying to calculate the trajectory of an incoming missile and that is what computers are for because I’d love to see people working that out in their heads. Anyways, I have emphasized with him to ignore the timer and focus on the problem. As he learns he naturally gets quicker whether the timer is there or not. I suppose teaching kids to ignore outside pressures and distractions and just get things done is life skill in itself. There are a couple of body language expressions the “teacher” makes when he gets things wrong that make him think the “teacher” is mad at him which does not seem conducive to learning but I reminded him it’s not his real teacher it’s just a character in an app. Overall, it’s not the best math app I’ve seen, and I kinda feel it’s unnecessary for what my son’s teacher is using it for, but I’ve seen worse ones.
Developer Response ,
XtraMath helps students transition from counting or calculating the basic math facts to recalling them. Quickly recalling math facts, instead of calculating them, frees up mental resources for higher-level operations.
XtraMath’s timed activities encourage students to answer questions as quickly as possible. When combined with the spaced repetition of problems, this efficiently develops recall. The three-second threshold is carefully selected to be long enough to type in a recalled answer but not long enough for the student to comfortably enter a counted or calculated answer.
Students should have already learned the basic counting or calculating strategies, and be able to solve the problems without time pressure, before starting to practice an operation with XtraMath.
Allows child to delete their account!
My daughter has accidentally deleted her account twice! And both times, I’ve had to re-add her as a new child, losing all of her progress! Honestly, why are kids even able to have access to that option??? She was learning a lot from this app, but what’s the point if we have to keep starting over?! Will be looking for a different program that has better safeguards.
Update: received a response from the developer, who said the problem was probably due to the app remembering the parent log-in, so my daughter can sign in to my account without a password, but apparently she does not even need to do that to delete her account. All she needs to do is click on the student sticky, then on the next screen (the student sign in screen), on the top right, it says edit. Clicking edit allows the student to delete the account. That should not be an option at all under the student account, regardless of whether the app remembers the parental password, especially since there doesn’t seem to be a way to fix that (logging out does not really log you out, since it’ll just let you click back on your name without having to re-renter log-in details). Not sure how to make the app forget the details without going to the iPad account and website password settings and deleting the log-in details for the app, which may or may not work, and would probably also delete the info from my Mac and iPhone, since all three are linked...
Developer Response ,
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about problems you've run into with your daughter deleting her account. Making changes to a student account is only possible through a parent or teacher account. Most likely your parent sign-in is "remembered" on your device, which means you (or she) can sign into your parent account without your password. If you have questions (or need us to restore a recently removed student account) we are most happy to help! You can reach us at email@example.com.
Taught me a lot
This app has taught me a lot of stuff that is now easy for me. In 3rd grade, I was really struggling with my math because, it was all multiplication and division. I was at a public school in 2nd and we were just starting to learn about multiplying. We didn’t learn division yet, and then I changed to a private Montessori school. And they were already doing like 4th and 5th grade math, so of course I was clueless!! But I was glad to get outta that public school. Now, I’m in a public school in 4th grade, and my teacher made us do XtraMath. And curious little me was wondering, “What is XtraMath?!” So, I tried it, I hated it. I didn’t realize that slowly over time, I was getting better multiplication!! And one day, I passed! I was so unbelievably happy and proud of myself!! Then I started division, I hated it, but eventually I got better and passed! Now I’m on the faster multiplication and I’m close to passing!! So thank you so much XtraMath for changing my life for the
better! So anyway, long story short, BUY this app! It helps your child with adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. It may not be that fun, but it’s worth it!! So buy this app for your kid, it totally works, I promise! Have a good day! 🤗🤗🤗
- 85.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.