Crackers And Goo
By Jerry McFerran
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"A fun way to learn than just a regular math workbook!"
- the iPhone Mom
"A fun math app that will teach your kids many different concepts"
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“Crackers and Goo offers a perfect blend of action, pattern matching, and math skills. No other math app offers such a powerful educational experience in one package”. – Theresa Gorey, Learning Specialist
Crackers and Goo is a math game designed by a math educator with the goal of teaching children critical thinking, a skill that elevates thinking beyond memorization into the realm of analysis and logic. Developing critical thinking skills in children is a major objective of the new Common Core standards. Crackers and Goo uses patterns to teach children how to think critically; they need to identify patterns and make decisions about how to complete those patterns. Education experts agree that patterning is an excellent tool to help young children develop and grow their critical thinking skills.
Over 6,000 different fun and challenging math games for K-6th graders!
Crackers and Goo was designed specifically for the Common Core Standards of Mathematics. The game emphasizes three of the Standards for Mathematics:
•Reason abstractly and quantitatively
•Look for and make use of structure
•Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
CRITICAL LEARNING SKILLS
•Counting and skip-counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s
•Pattern recognition and sorting
•Addition within 10, 20, 100, and 1,000
•Mental arithmetic strategies, including grouping
•Repeat-addition, leading to multiplication
•Rounding and multiplying
•Expanding and multiplying
RECOMMENDED AGES AND SKILL LEVELS
•Grades K-1: game levels 1-4
•Grades 2-3: game levels 5 - 7
•Grades 4-5: game levels 8 - 11
•Grades 5 and up: game levels 12 - 16
•Over 6,000 different games and 100 hours of play
•Lots of action: players form patterns with flying crackers while dodging goo splats! A math problem must be solved to win the game once the correct patterns are completed.
•16 different levels of play, each with over 5 hours of play and focusing on increasingly complex math skills
•Demo mode showing how to play the game
•Multiple players with separate tracking of scores and stats: each player has a customized name, sneaker avatar, and game play progress.
•Hints for completing patterns in every game
•Clues for math strategies to use in more complex games
•We do not collect personally identifiable information
•Our app does not generate performance reports
•No in-app purchases
•We have no social media integration
•We have a link to our Web site
•We have no ads
•We use no third parties
What's New in Version 1.0.7
Added scores and user messages to game board.
Good for Critical Thinking
I like the variety of math skills worked on with this app. The parent and teacher sections are very complete, listing the various skills to work on. The games are short and fast moving, and the demo mode is excellent, helping the student to understand what to do. I was confused as to how to get to the next level and the additional games, but my students like this well enough for us to find the way!
Crackers and Goo
Love an app that begins with a demo!! this app also provides additonal help. This early learning app gives elementary students practice with numbers and patterns. It provides short games with multiple levels. Great app for early learners of math.
Good way to review math
It is a good app to practice math facts, but it was a little hard to know what to do at first until you view the DEMO. After watching the DEMO I knew what to do and was able to figure out the app. I like all the math skills that can be worked on with this app.