Product Review of The Math Tree
The Math Tree is an app designed to assist early learners with addition, subtraction, and numerical equation skills using numbers from zero to ten. It encourages hands-on counting with fun virtual manipulatives such as pears, plums, and bluebirds. Kids have to tap and move items to and from trees, which encourages counting, to solve problems. As each equation is completed, the app highlights it piece-by-piece to show the relationship between the counting the kid just completed and the parts of the equation. To encourage engagement, The Math Tree has a built-in reward system. As kids complete equations, they earn gold coins. For every ten gold coins earned, a trophy is awarded.