Application: Math BINGO
What it is: The popular educational website ABCya.com has released an app version of their popular Math BINGO game. This game lets students practice their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) in a fun way for faster fact recall. Each skill has multiple skill levels so students are continually challenged in their play. Students can try to beat their own score…low score wins (a combination of time it took to play the game and mistakes made). As students earn a high score, they can collect and play with BINGO Bugs. (When you tilt the iOS device, the Bingo Bugs move around, tap on them to make them giggle and spring.)
How Math BINGO can enrich learning: Math BINGO is a fun way for your students to practice math facts for faster fact recall. I like that this game has students trying to beat their individual bests. They are competing against their own best times and working to improve their own scores. Students will begin to play the game with strategy as they realize that they don’t just want to choose the correct answer, but choose the correct answer in a place that will get them the fastest BINGO.
Devices: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Price: $.99 (iTunes Link)**