### One arithmetic app fulfills the needs of many learners

Todo (pronounced with a long "o" in both syllables) means "all" in Spanish -- and this app is designed with learning differences in mind, including kids with deficits in auditory and visual processing, language delay, or underdeveloped fine motor skills. Todo Math is not just for kids with special needs, though -- it's for all learners -- and the curriculum spans number through multiplication, so one app can meet the needs of a range of learners for a span of years.

Kids work through 31 missions spanning CCSS for grades K-2. They can choose which mission to begin with or start at the beginning and progress through them all. In Free Choice, they can choose specifically which game to play. Kids can learn 1:1 correspondence and practice correctly writing numerals by tracing. They can see, using visual manipulatives, how addition, subtraction, and multiplication work. They can build fluency practicing math facts, and they can work on telling time and solving word problems. Activities are aligned with Common Core State Standards for math in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Verbal and visual support, as well as fine-motor options for dragging and dropping or writing in answers, meet the needs of different learning abilities. Kids get solid math practice with no distractions or barriers to learning.

The developers of Todo Math have taken special care to create a math tool that is safe for kids, inclusive of different learning abilities and aligned to math educational standards and best practices. The games offer straightforward math practice and would be ideal for kids to use to complete a few minutes of daily math practice. The drag-and-drop or write-in-your-answer options can be tricky at first. Kids have to touch and hold the number to drag it into place, and some traced numbers, if written messily, are not correctly recognized. All in all, there's no gimmick here, just solid math practice with encouraging, supportive feedback for all kids.

Teachers can use Todo Math with a range of students, special needs or not. It's a great way to differentiate with a single app, since kids working on grade level, below grade level, or above grade level have options (depending on the grade), as do the kids with learning differences for whom the games were created. Use Todo Math* *to help kids reinforce math concepts taught in class in a fun and interactive way, ideally one-on-one with the teacher or in small groups. It's a full math curriculum practice that kids can use for several years. The current program allows up to three users per account for parents, but teachers can apply to be part of the pilot program for classrooms to get free access and help determine specs for the school version.

*Todo Math*was written by Amanda Bindel