App Store – Marble Math. ($1.99, not free)
I just noticed today that Marble Math Jr for iPad and iPhone is being offered today for free download. We are huge fans of Marble Math Junior by Artgig Studios ($1.99 – really well worth the paid app price.) over here at L@WS. It really makes it a lot of fun to practice math facts and mental math. It integrates a marble maze game with solving math problems. I really like that they will offer helps (hints) and also allow your child to replay the problem to solve it correctly. There are multiple levels of difficulty that you can set as your child masters various skills. This app is targeted for ages 5 to 8. My son could play this app when 3 if it is set to drag versus roll control of the marble so it is useful for younger children who are mastering basic math skills.
The game makes it fun with little animations and obstacles that your child can interact with as they roll or drag the marble around the maze. As you solve the problems, you earn credits towards unlocking new marbles to play. You can also set up multiple users to accommodate more than one learner.
This app covers:
• shape recognition/matching
• sequencing number values and ordinals
• addition, subtraction and multiplication to 100
• identifying fractions
• counting money (USD, AUD, CAD, EUR or GBP)
• telling time
• completing addition equations
If you are looking for an app for older kids, Marble Math is designed for kids 9 to 12. However, this is not currently free for download.
Highly recommended for ages 5 t 8. It can also be used for younger gifted learners if set to drag.