Patterns Match Basic
By KidsAndBeyond, LLC.
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Patterns are everywhere! Learning to recognize them at an early age is a mathematical skill that carries all the way into high school Algebra! In Patterns Match Basic, children are taught through a practice and a play mode. In the practice mode, they are given a pattern string to study the pattern and then fill in the missing blanks of the same pattern string. In the play mode, they are asked to fill in the blanks without a completed pattern string to look at. This toggling between practice and play makes the app a great teaching tool for the concept of pattern recognition. Children will also enjoy the choice of object categories for the pattern strings, and for the SimpleSort users, these will be familiar images!
The game has an option to add up to 50 users, making this an app for a whole class! The color-coded Progress Check screen that keeps track of the top ten times is a great way for teachers and parents to encourage each child to improve against his/her own time thereby taking away the stress of competition.
Patterns Match Basic includes:
* A practice and a play mode
* A timer for the play mode
* 6 levels of play that get slightly more challenging as the level increases
* A narration for each screen that guides the user
* A progress check screen that keeps track of the top ten times
* Capability to support up to 50 users
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Patterns Match Basic is a nice pattern matching app. It's basic, without a lot of visual clutter so that the focus for the app is on recognizing and predicting patterns, which is an important skill to help bring routine and a sense of safety within one's world. There are 7 presented categories (more when you sign in again) and 6 levels of play within each category. There are clues and assistance to ensure success. There are 10 plays within each category level which makes this app last over time and has replay value. You could also extend play with this app by making sorting buckets and pattern cards with real live manipulatives. One nice feature is that you are also able to chart progress. I would recommend this app for early elementary kids.
A great app that gives kids a head start to a very important skill of recognizing and completing patterns. Love the different levels and that it has a practice mode.
A simple and very useful app for kids! Recommend!