Finger Numbers - multitouch math
By Christian Urff
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This funny learning game helps kids to develop number sense with the use of their fingers.
Watch a video of the german version (Fingerzahlen) to see how it works: http://youtu.be/Fb0QTnE0LME
With this funny learning game kids can practice to get a better understanding of numbers and operations up to 10 with the use of their fingers to quickly show numbers.
Kids can practice to recognize numbers quickly without counting and touch with the right number of fingers on the display (finger sets). Time is running! There are four games for different learning levels an goals:
1. Numbers: This game is the introduction game. The child can practice how to touch with the right number of fingers on the display.
2. Sets of points: In this game the child has to perceive structured sets of points and touch the display with the right number of fingers. You should introduce the child how to effectivly identify structured sets without counting before.
3. Different Representations: In this game the child has to perceive different representations of numbers quickly.
4. Calculations: Task in connection with the number five (5+3, 5-2, ...) als displayed.
You can configure the game to the needs of the learner.
What's New in Version 2.0
* added written und spoken englisch for englisch speaking learners.
* iPad retina support
* new settings dialog (customize number space, ...)
Love it for the math-challenged individual.
I like that I can set numbers included in a game down to a really low number (as low as 3) for beginning math awareness. Manually, this app can be difficult for some children, but it is good fine motor practice if set to a low number to start with in order to reduce frustration. The concept is challenging for some children too, but, with practice, I suspect that this game might be able to teach most people, even those without language who have a serious math disability, what adding is about. We are starting with the simple number repetition game for just a minute or so at a time. It is challenging and frustrating, as is anything that has to do with math and fine motor skills, but the easiest game was do-able immediately with hints from me: the app asks for 1 finger; I put one finger out; he puts one finger out and touches the screen; total success on the first try with numbers 1 and 2 and some success with number 3 (which was where I set the maximum). In the second session, I only occasionally had to prompt and there was more success with pressing three fingers on the screen at the same time. It should be pretty easy to work up to 4; after that, more dexterity (and more of the concept behind dexterity) will be required (if using just one hand, which is easier math-conceptually). I think that this app will help get across the idea of counting on the fingers, a concept that has been elusive so far. A great app to try for kids and adults with special needs who just aren't "getting" the basic ideas behind math. I like that this isn't a baby app, so it can be used for people of all ages who haven't yet learned basic math concepts. Also should be wonderful for really young typically-developing kids, of course.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 27, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 17.3 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Christian Urff
- © Christian Urff
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.