Getting Level 4 in Mathematics

There are numerous applications on the market to assist children in preparation for national tests or assessments.

This application from Rising Stars Education is relatively new on the market but it clear that they have done their homework before releasing it.

The app gives children practice in a wide range of areas of Numeracy and Mathematics.

For teachers and parents it is a good application to download as not only does it give practice questions it also tracks a child’s progress.

Number Bonds against the clock

Gurgle apps have developed a great numeracy app.

As parents they realised that few apps assisted with the teaching of number bonds. So they decided to create one.


Gurgle Numbers for iPad is a fun Maths game that will quickly help teach your children basic Maths skills including their Number Bonds

It certainly does what it says on the tin. I like that it encourages children from a young age to use quick mental recall to answer each question. It is bright and engaging for both foundation and Key Stage One pupils.

Gurgle Numbers for iPad allows you to add as many players as you like and keeps track of the number of stars

This app is ideal for teachers wishing to track pupil progress. My assistant reviewer found it quite addictive, she enjoyed trying to get more stars and beat the clock.


Times Tables

The app also provides quizzes for times tables. I do like how they give the user the choice of which ones to test up to 12 (which is great as many only go to ten). This app would be ideal for any child requiring reinforcement. I used it with my eldest (aged 8) for practice on a Thursday night before the big Friday test.

There are lots of Maths apps on the market but I really like the feature of each child being up against the clock. It encourages quick mental recall and at 69p, it is well worth the cost. A good buy for parents and teachers alike.

NB It is suitable for a teacher working with one iPad in their classroom.