NumberShire 1: Home
By University of Oregon Digital Press
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The residents of NumberShire are up to their ears in problems…math problems, that is! To solve them, they need a new apprentice to come to town and master math skills aligned to state and national standards. Designed for kindergarten through second grade students, NumberShire is an enchanted land filled with lovable characters, hilarious adventures, fun mini-games and cool rewards.
With a curriculum designed by educational experts from the University of Oregon, NumberShire is supported by rigorous research that has shown it can significantly improve children’s mathematics learning. Built using academic best practices and a unique story-driven approach, NumberShire emphasizes deep learning with over 12 hours of carefully designed educational content.
In an 8-week pilot study in 26 first grade classrooms, NumberShire significantly improved students’ mathematics learning. Using rigorous research methods supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse, the pilot study found that students who played NumberShire performed better than control students on assessments of critical skills addressed in the Common Core State Standards.
This version is designed for play at home or on-the-go. A separate class edition is also available with a teacher dashboard feature.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Great balance between education/fun
You can sense right away that the developers were working with professional educators to create this math learning tool. I bought this app for my daughter as I am a huge believer in game-based learning. You can tell she is being challenged when she plays, which is a good thing, but what I love to see is that the developers were very purposeful in creating a thoughtful story arch with fun incentives (winning pets and other prizes) that really help motivate and drive her interest.
My main critique would be that it has a little bit of an overall linear and drawn out feel. If the child wants to "re-do" a level for example she has to re-sit through story lines that can be a little long in my opinion without the option of skipping ahead.
Overall though, a very skillfully executed leaning tool. Engaging and educational. A lot of purposeful touches. Quite impressive.
My kids LOVE Numbershire!
I am a homeschooling mom and we've used a large range of curriculum and online learning tools. Numbershire is a big hit! An excellent balance of fun and learning, math skills are introduced incrementally, and the adventure continues each time they play. Each of my 3 youngest, aged 4-8 has an account and they all love it. The reward-based learning really works for them, and I like that it keeps track of each of their progress independently. I also like that it has a clear ending to each lesson, when the student is led back to their "house" to go to bed until the next day's lesson.
A Really Great Math Game!
This game is really impressive. Lots of characters, stories and adventures mixed in with instructional math content. It actually teaches math with a tutoring system. All the lessons work towards objectives in the village, so kids stay motivated to learn. We homeschool and this is perfect for our needs. Our sons have improved their math skills and are always asking to play Numbershire.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 01, 2015
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 450 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: University of Oregon Digital Press
- © 2015 University of Oregon
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.