A new iPad app, Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure, has been released and is designed to help young children develop their math skills. The app was developed by Justin Holladay, a math teacher and father of five children. Having developed math games for upper elementary and middle school students, Holladay decided to introduce a game suitable for younger children.
Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure is intended for students from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Children can learn and practice math as they join Jack on an epic adventure, which unfolds one step at a time. Mathematical activities unfold along the way and are presented as an entertaining part of the story. The storybook app works on iPhone and iPad.
By solving the math problems, players help Jack overcome obstacles in his path. Each activity is appropriate for a youngster learning math, and provides valuable practice with reading, counting money, telling time, and recognizing shapes. Even the educational presentation itself is entertaining, filled with colorful graphics and illustrations. Children can use the app on their own or in the classroom.
Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There is also a iPhone version of the app available. A "Printable Resource Pack" is available to help extend the mathematical concepts presented in the app. More information about the game can be found on their website.
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