OctoMinus makes math fun and engaging for young children and children with special needs!

OctoMinus makes math fun and engaging for kids. The app reinforces key subtraction math skills within an interactive gaming environment. OctoMinus is also designed to enhance motor skills for young children and kids with motor or cognitive delays. With the ability to customize game options, this app will keep kids motivated and engaged. Kids can also choose to practice in English or Spanish. The app is designed to improve visual attention, timing, coordination and control. Parents can also use this switch-accessible app to reinforce Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Key Features

  • Math adaptation of Turtle Invaders – 2014 Gold Winner of the Mom’s Choice Award for Best in Family-Friendly Products
  • Practice math skills in either English or Spanish
  • Helps kids master math skills and gain math confidence
  • Parent Portal enables parents and teachers to stay connected to their child’s progress
  • Kids rewarded with math points that can be used in the OctoStore
  • Incorporates a drill/practice mode to provide a fun, engaging, and effective way to learn
  • Incorporates a challenge/test mode to assess learning
  • Fun for all, with additional features to help children with special needs
  • Switch-accessible for children with motor limitations who use an external switch (connected through a Bluetooth switch interface such as TabAccess)
  • Graphics and music can be graded to make this game suitable for sensory sensitive kids or for kids that are easily distracted
  • Beginner, Advanced, and Expert mode to help children gain confidence during game play
  • Fully customizable settings can adjust game options based on the skill level of the child
  • Helps in improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for children
  • Enables learning for all kids of all skill levels and abilities
  • Can use this switch-accessible app to reinforce Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals
  • Couple with OctoPlus to practice and learn addition skills
  • This app does not track or share personal information. There are no in-app purchases or advertisements.

Curriculum Coverage

  • Curriculum: Common Core Math State Standards
  • OctoMinus covers the following Operations & Algebraic Thinking Math Topics: Subtract within 5; Represent subtraction with equations
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.1 – Represent addition and subtraction with equations
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.3 – Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.5 – Fluently add and subtract within 5.
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