Sunday, September 15, 2013
Motion Math: Hungry Fish (best Android apps for kids)
Motion Math: Hungry Fish is an early numeracy app that presents basic math in a new way. A hungry fish is swimming around, waiting to be fed bubbles with numbers in them. Only the bubbles with the number matching the number on the fish will be eaten, however. The visual presentation of math in this way is a good attempt at making math less abstract and more concrete.
This app is great for a wide range of abilities, from young children who are just beginning simple math operations, to middle schoolers working at a much higher level. Addition of numbers requires the player to join two or more bubbles together to match the number on the fish. Likewise, subtraction requires the joining of positive and negative bubbles until the desired number is reached. As the fish eats the bubbles, it grows larger and larger until the maximum size is reached and that particular level is over.
It is a timed game, so if correct bubbles are not fed to the fish, the fish will keep shrinking until the minimum size is reached and that level is lost. As the player completes levels, bonuses are awarded allowing the fish to be customized. Progress tracking shows the scores accumulated for the different sections and the level reached in each section. The bonus about this app is that the difficulty can be set from really basic single digit math operations, with a long time limit, to more difficult double digit operations and a very short time limit.
A very well presented app with NO ads or in-app purchases that will help your child with their core mental math skills.
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
""Our students were enthralled by this simple, yet brilliant game – polishing up on their number skills with smiles on their faces!" - Teachers with Apps.
Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that's fun for children and grownups. Your fish is hungry for numbers. Make delicious sums by pinching two numbers together – instant addition! Keep feeding your fish to win a level and unlock new colors and fins.
"I love this app because kids compose and decompose numbers in a fun way!" - Little Miss Primary.
The app includes two addition levels, two subtraction and two negative levels, each with 18 difficulties. Motion Math: Hungry Fish is a fun math game featuring an intuitive way to visualize addition: the bringing together of two objects. Most math worksheets and math games ask "3 + 4 = ?" This cool math game instead challenges players to find, for example, the many different ways to create a sum of 7.
• To develop fast, agile mental arithmetic
• To learn there are multiple paths to add up to every sum
• To build automaticity in adding and subtracting positive and negative integers
Common Core Standards addressed: • K.CC.1-7, K.OA.1-5 • 1.OA.1-8, 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.4-5 • 2.OA.1-3, 2.NBT.5-8 • 3.NBT.2 • 4.NBT.4 For more information, visit www.motionmathgames.com"