Has algebra always proved a mystery to you? Do your children struggle with the arbitrariness of the letters and numbers? Will we ever discover an absolute value for x? DragonBox Algebra 5+ presents math as a system of matching cards. Instead of written equations using letters as the variables, the screen is divided in half and has pictures cards on either side. The idea is to isolate the box by matching the cards up. If a card doesn't have an equal but opposite match, cards can be dealt from the stack at the bottom. Once your child has the knack of matching the pictures, they are slowly replaced by other symbols including letters until your child is doing algebraic equations without even realising it. DragonBox Algebra 5+ is like opening a box of math magic. You will not be disappointed!
$5.99 Algebra 5+
Up to four profiles can be created and progress can be monitored by the amount of levels your children achieve and how many worlds they explore. Explicit written instructions are given all the way through, but it may help younger children to have an adult read/explain/demonstrate what to do at the very beginning, and then the directions are probably clear enough that kids will be able to continue independently. Apps like DragonBox Algebra 5+ are why I love technology! Worksheets are really sooo boring and without lengthy teacher-talk, kids can cotton onto this concept really quickly by learning through play. Definitely worth its regular retail price, but what an amazing bargain if you download today for FREE!
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DragonBox Algebra 5+ - The game that secretly teaches algebra
DragonBox Algebra 5+ Is perfect for giving young children a head start in mathematics and algebra. Children as young as five can easily begin to grasp the basic processes involved in solving linear equations without even realising that they are learning. The game is intuitive, engaging and fun, allowing anyone to learn the basics of algebra at his or her own pace.
DragonBox Algebra 5+ covers the following algebraic concepts:
Suitable from age five and up, DragonBox Algebra 5+ gives young learners the opportunity to get familiar with the basics of equation solving.
DragonBox uses a novel pedagogical method based on discovery and experimentation. Players learn how to solve equations in a playful and colorfull game environment where they are encouraged to experiment and be creative. By manipulating cards and trying to isolate the DragonBox on one side of the game board, the player gradually learns the operations required to isolate X on one side of an equation. Little by little, the cards are replaced with numbers and variables, revealing the addition, division and multiplication operators the player has been learning throughout the game.
Playing does not require supervision, although parents can assist them in transferring learned skills into pen and paper equation solving. It is a great game for parents to play with their kids and can even give them an opportunity to freshen up their own math skills.
DragonBox was developed by former math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huynh and has been heralded as a perfect example of game-based learning. As a result, it is currently forming the basis of an extensive research project by the Center For Game Science at the University of Washington.
* 10 progressive chapters (5 learning, 5 training)
* 200 puzzles
* Learn to solve equations involving addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
* Multiple profiles
* Dedicated graphics and music for each chapter
* supported languages: English, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, German, Russian, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Finnish, Dutch, Basque, Estonian, Turkish, Czech, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Japanese
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