The first App in our number series focuses on using a number grid is designed for children aged 5+ with five challenges of increasing complexity. They learn about odd and even numbers, recognise and select numbers up to 100, practice their times tables and can discover different number patterns.
After initial learning with an adult, children can then progress to independent learning. Help and guidance about even, odd and multiple numbers is on hand within the respective challenges. Using the number grid, each of the five challenges presents a wide variety of tasks for young children to complete:
This App is intuitive to use - tap to select the colour and then tap the target number. App settings can be changed to vary the level of difficulty and tailor the challenges to the child's current stage of learning.
Settings are provided to:
In addition, the App can be personalised with a child's name, snapshots can be taken and shared via the photo album or sent by email as an attachment.
The screen shots opposite show three of the challenges in progress (click an image to enlarge). The top image is from the challenge to select even numbers with the easier level of difficulty and the range guide. The middle image shows a challenge to locate the missing numbers with the medium level of difficulty. The bottom image illustrates the final challenge to locate and colour the multiples of 5 with the number range highlighted on the harder level of difficulty.
Results are presented on a scorecard and can be selected once the certificate is displayed. The first scorecard is linked to the current child's name. You can switch the display to view the scorecard to show all previous users. A maximum of 100 results are stored.
You can sort the content of the scorecard on a range of options including name, challenge, difficulty and score.
The image shows the full scorecard, sorted by challenge. Click image to enlarge.
My Number Grid has been designed for iPad, iPad 2, new iPad and iPad Air, running iOS 4.3 to iOS 10. The current App version is 2.0. The App is completely self-contained and only requires access to the internet if you choose to send an email with an attached screenshot. Screenshots can also be saved into the iPad photo album.