Application: Math Girl Number Garden
What it is: Math Girl Number Garden is a much talked about app. It has been nominated for an iEAR award and won a Creative Child Magazine 2010 Award of Excellence. Play for a few minute with this app and you soon learn what all of the buzz is about. Number Garden is a math app designed specifically with girls in mind. The fun graphics will draw girls in and the game atmosphere will keep them interacting with, and enjoying, math. Number Garden is a great place for girls to practice counting, addition, and multiplication in kindergarten through fourth grade.
In the Number Garden students can:
- Count flowers and hands/fingers in patterns.
- Practice faster recall by recognizing patterns.
- Earn stars for correct answers and replay levels to earn more stars by getting faster.
- Use stars to “buy” items for the garden to fill the garden with flowers, bunnies, snails, butterflies, dragonflies, a soccer ball, a tire swing, a magic pond, a tree house, and more.
- “Sell” items to upgrade to bigger items.
- Students can play in, and save their own personal gardens. Up to 4 players gardens can be saved within the app.
How Math Girl Number Garden can enrich learning: Math Girl Number garden is a fun application for helping your female students fall in love with math. The graphics are darling, students will love growing their own garden while learning and practicing their math. The ability to go back and improve scores for each lesson keeps the app engaging enough for ongoing practice. The application allows girls to learn and practice at their own pace, encouraging them to keep trying to earn more items for their gardens to grow. Number Garden is a welcome change from flash cards!
Devices: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
Price: $1.99 (iTunes Link)