Tutoring children with Dyscalculia is most effective when done one on one. As it is valuable that the children continue to explore math between sessions, apps are a real good tool.
Apps come in all kind of forms and varieties. Many are free and some cost lots of money or give options to buy additional options from inside the app.
For an app to be effective for our purpose, I look for these things:
- What does my student need to learn now?
- Emphasize conceptual understanding
- Balance entertainment and learning
- How ‘busy’ is the screen?
- How many adds?
- How are mistakes handled?
- Reward for getting things right?
- Do you see the results?
Below I show some of my favorite apps. I do not get paid to review these apps and I am also not involved in the development of these apps. Just a recommendation from my experience with these apps.