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Thinking Blocks Addition

By Math Playground

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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.

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Customer Reviews

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!

Great app

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!

Very good

My daughter is very strong in math now

Thinking Blocks Addition
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 12.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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