Thinking Blocks Addition
By Math Playground
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Thinking Blocks Addition teaches children how to model and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction. In this interactive tutorial, children are introduced to 6 problem solving models. The models help children organize information and visualize number relationships. While Thinking Blocks Addition may be used with any elementary math program, it is ideal for children who are learning model drawing strategies found in math books from Singapore. Thinking Blocks Addition is best suited for children, ages 6 to 9.
What's New in Version 1.2
A drawing tool appears during the final problem solving step making it possible to label blocks and write out calculations.
Progress is saved when app is closed and reloaded.
More intriguing than a movie
My 8 year old had a movie reward waiting upon completion of her homework. Her homework had similar block models. I opened the app. to show the similarity. She proceeded to work problems on both the app and her homework, then switched fully to the app when her homework was done. She opted to play the math game 10 minutes longer rather than watch the movie!
My students are struggling with problem solving. This app scaffolds the problem solving process and makes it tactile and visual. The only complaint I have is that I can't create multiple student accounts to track progress. Love it!
This is a fantastic math app. Please add text-to-speech so that we can test student math without needing to have the appropriate reading skills.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Aug 29, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 10.9 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Colleen King
- © 2013 Math Playground LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.