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Bugaboo Math Games For Kids is pleased to announce that Butterfly Math was recognized as a Top Rated app in Balefire Labs’ recent rating of educational apps. Butterfly Math is a popular math app focusing on the 4 operations using colorful graphics and fun bonus levels that keeps children interested in practicing their math facts.
With over 150,000 education apps in the Apple and Google app stores, it is difficult for educators and parents to differentiate among the apps because the descriptions and reviews provide little insight on the apps instructional quality. Balefire Labs’ online service for parents and educators provides objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria. Butterfly Math‘s rating places it amongst the top 10% of over 3,500 educational apps reviewed to date by Balefire Labs.
During the review process, apps are evaluated based on several criteria: instructional design, such as providing feedback for correct answers and mastery-based instruction; usability design, such as reporting with actionable data and utilizing age-appropriate reading level; and additional data, such as whether the app has push notifications or links to social media.
“Balefire Labs is built solely upon our commitment to enhancing children’s education, and we are pleased to see apps like Butterfly Math satisfy our rating criteria,” said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., president and founder, Balefire Labs, Inc. “Our rating process makes it easier for parents and teachers to choose credible apps because it provides objective reviews based on a scientifically-validated evaluation criteria.”
About Balefire Labs, Inc.
Based in Tyngsborough, Mass., Balefire Labs, Inc. is a provider of tools and services that foster the advancement of childrens’ learning. Launched in 2013, the new online service provides parents and teachers objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria, so they are confident they are choosing products that are most beneficial for their children. It is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers so they have peace of mind. To ensure all evaluations are unbiased, Balefire Labs, Inc. accepts no advertising dollars or third-party vendor payments for review. For more information, please visit http://www.balefirelabs.com.
Our popular app, Butterfly Math, has been updated to give you more feedback on your math practice! Now, your incorrect choice will receive an “X” over it so you don’t choose it again. Also, after three incorrect tries you will have to repeat the level to ensure solid math skills before moving on to the next level. But don’t worry, the fast-action fun of catching butterflies between levels is still there! If you already own Butterfly Math, check your updates to download version 3.9!
Christmas Math Coloring Book is back and just in time for the holidays! Color a snowman, candy cane, Santa, etc., while practicing math problems! A multiplication level is now available on the newest version in the app stores. Obtaining strong math fact skills builds a solid base for more difficult math concepts, and Christmas Math Coloring Book is a fun and unique way to practice!
Get your ghouls and goblins to practice their addition and subtraction with Halloween Math Coloring Book! Kids love Halloween, and now they can have fun practicing math while coloring fun Halloween pictures! This app works on addition and subtraction facts 1-10 only. Find it at Nook, Amazon and Google Play. Completely child safe!
A recent study out of Stanford has shown that the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn their math facts. Increasing math fluency can help prepare your child for the more advanced math concepts they will learn, and Bugaboo Math Flash Cards is a great app to help your child achieve math fluency. The settings screen allows your child to choose the operation to practice, or a scramble mode of all 4 operations to really sharpen their skills! They can also choose from numbers 1-12 so their practice is customized to their current level of ability. There is a report card at the end of the session that gives concrete feedback on what they know and what they need to practice. This app is available for all android devices with no ads or in-app purchases!