# Gain Better Number Sense with Quick Math Jr

Developing a good number sense in the early years has a direct impact on a child’s future math achievement. There are many ways to help preschool kids gain number sense. Today we have a great app for it: Quick Math Jr. It is designed for kids in preschool to first grade. Kids gain number sense via fun interactive games.

There are many aspects in relate to number sense: what the numbers mean; how numbers relate to each other; how numbers relate to quantities; and how numbers change, such as taking away or adding in. Quick Math Jr addresses all these aspects with fun games that are adapted to your child’s level. It is also aligned with common core standards.

There are 5 games in the app:

Number Match Monsters: kids are asked to count the number of monsters, then choose the correct corresponding number in different formats, such as number of dots and numerals. As kids progress along the game level, some addition problems will be added and they are asked to write out their answer in stead of choose one among multiple choices.

Spotlight on Subitizing: train kids the ability to quickly determine quantity without counting. This is important for developing formal arithmetic.

Number Memory Mansion: Kids count the number of monsters entering and leaving the house. It is to train child’s ability on counting on, counting back, and skip counting. It is also great for building working memories.

Count and Add Bus: kids count monsters on to the buses and match the number of monsters on the bus with the number on the traffic light. As kids progress, they will move from simple counting to addition problems within 20.

Number Line Train: Kids add monsters onto the train and put them on numbered seats. Kids will count forward, backward, and count by twos, threes, fives, and tens.

The monsters and the animations are very cute. After kids finish a couple games successfully, they can design their own monsters and their monsters will show up in the games.

The app is capable to track unlimited number of profile, so it is perfect for classroom and homeschool.

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For more apps and other resources helping kids understand math concepts, please visit Best Math Learning Tools for Kids. Those listed in the article are all great tools helping kids learn math, instead of practice games.