Posts tagged #games

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train is an interactive app that is designed for children ages 3 to 5. The app is based off the PBS television show Dinosaur Train. It costs $1.99 on ITunes but was featured forfree from PBS kids free app packet. The all aboard the dinosaur train is a simple game that enhancessimple math concepts through an interactive game. Some examples are matching, problem solving, and measurement skills. I plan on using the program as a review for simple math concepts. I used this as a reward for the children to encourage learning in my advanced students or students who need more assistance.


Here is how it works:


Children learn through playing the game. Children in one part of the game they use puzzle pieces to complete the train track around the obstacles and get other dinosaurs onto the train. The other part of the game the children can match the dinosaurs to the correct size the train car. Each level gets more complex and more dinosaurs to match to each train car. The reward for completing each level and they receive a reward train vest, pocket watch and conductor’s hat.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .

Peg+Cat Big Gig

Peg + Cat Big Gig is an education app designed for ages 3-5. The children can make music with Peg and Cat and build your child’s math skills. Includes two musical games. Based on the PBS television show Peg + Cat. It costs $1.99 on ITunes but was featured for free from PBS kids free app packet. Peg + Cat uses musical instruments to create music and simple math skills counting up and down by ones and twos, adding one, and repeating patterns. I plan on using this program to go over simple math concepts and introduce music and instruments to students. I used this as an introduction to math concepts and musical techniques can be used for all student.

 Here is how it works:

Children learn math skills by learning and creating songs. The characters from the Peg + Cat show are featured. The student can play 12 different songs including the theme song. The free play section is where the students can create their own songs and music. The students can sing along to the songs they make. Using different math techniques adding one or repeating a pattern are used in making the music.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .

Quick Math-Multiplication Table and Arithmetic Game

Quick Math-Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game

Description: Quick Math Multiplication Table and Arithmetic Game would be a great app to incoorporate in a 3rd grade setting. This app drills students' multiplication, addition, subtraction, and divisions skills. It emphasizes the need for students to be accuracte and efficient. In my classroom, I would use this as a center activity or as a bell ringer activity. It tracks students' individual progress so I could use it to collect date on my students as well.  

How it works: Quick Math-Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game is set up with a flash card interface. Each interface as one or more problems on it. Students answer those problems by simply writing the number anywhere on the screen. The content on each interface depends on the level the student is at.

Posted on December 7, 2014 .

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

This app is designed for upper elementary and middle school math students. It can be used as single or multiplayer, and is designed to help the students learn the order of operations in a more fun way. The game is encouraging the students to use higher order of thinking to be able to solve the equation after they are given the answer. The best part of this app is that the teachers can receive immediate feedback of their student’s progress through email. It also includes printable games sheets that can be worked into lesson plans. This app is free and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Posted on December 4, 2014 .


KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun

KidCalc is an app that teaches number recognition and math to preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school age children. This app engages the children with flash cards and puzzle games. The app has engaging artwork and voice overs. KidCalc includes basic math skill like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. KidCalc has many features such as number recognition by sight and sound, quantity recognition with icons, counting forward and backwards, reading number spelled out, etc. This app also has cool themed graphics such as Easter/spring, birthday, valentines, Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. This app has a skill setting from ages 2-10. This app has a five stare rating. This app only cost $0.99.


Posted on November 19, 2014 .