Thinking Blocks Multiplication
By Math Playground
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Thinking Blocks Multiplication teaches children how to model and solve word problems involving multiplication and division. 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 Multiplication 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 Multiplication is best suited for children, ages 7 to 10.
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.
Needs Larger Numbers
This would be a Fantastic App if it allowed you to select the level of multiplication and division problems. I teach 3-5 math and need to be able to give 3 graders practice with much smaller numbers than I would use with my fifth graders, unfortunately all grades get the same problems. Please add a select button that I can choose 1 x 2 digit, 2 x 2 digit, and 3 x 2 digit multiplication and 1 digit divisors, or 2 digit divisors. Then this would be the Greatest App for teaching problem solving using multiplication and division!!!
With all the apps out there that just focus on rote memorization, it is refreshing to find an app (a set of apps, really) that help develop student understandings. Modeling with tape diagrams is such an excellent way of helping students figure out meanings of problems
Two things would make this app better. I agree with the previous reviewer that many of these problems use such easy numbers that they are not really problems for kids who know their facts. I would love to see a more challenging version.
Second, it guides them every step of the problem throughout all of the levels. I would love to see it gradually release the responsibility for proper modeling to the student, helping them to develop more independence with it.
However, I will be using this with my students. Make more!
Great app for solving math word problems!!!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Aug 29, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 12.5 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.