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All work and no play? Mathematics with iPhones and iPads shows the way
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 03:52 Written by iUseMac Wednesday, 24 August 2011 03:52
Hong Kong – Remember endless times tables drills and pages of sums? Not for today’s children. Access to new technologies and gadgets is taking the world of education by storm. Teachers would still agree that mastering mathematics calculations involves a fair amount of practice. But what if that can be as fun as a game of Angry Birds?
StusApps today is pleased to announce the release of Mathical Vol.1 for iPhone and Mathical HD Vol.1 for iPad. Mathical is a 5 in 1 compilation of awesome, fast paced games for primary / elementary aged children to practice mental calculation skills.
The games have been developed by primary school teachers to target key skills. Mathical games all have customizable and increasing levels of difficulty depending on the age or ability of the child. Each game was created with continual play testing by children. The skills the games encourage are:
* Multiplication facts
* Division Facts
* Times Tables
* Addition and Subtraction
* Inverse Operations
* Place Value
* Ordering decimals
* Fractions of shapes
Included in Volume 1 are the following games:
Multiple Slime Climb:
Slurp, jump and pop. Choose a times table and then help your slime climb up the tower popping only bubbles from that times table. Hit a wrong one and it’s game over.
The cute little birds have got confused in this place value game. Order the birds by numerical value. Includes numbers from 1 – 20 all the way to 2 decimal places depending on the difficulty level you choose.
Move your daring monster to the correct answer to the division calculation. If you’re ready in the right place when the timer stops you’ll safely avoid the huge heavy log that’s coming crashing down.
Missing Numer Skydiving
Choose a target number and either addition or subtraction questions. Guide your skydiver through the correct answer targets as you speed towards the ground.
Simply move the paddles to guide the fraction balls to the correct fraction on the large rectangle (which is much harder than it sounds.).
* iPhone and iPad touch
* Requires OS 3.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Mathical Vol.1 for iPhone is $0.99 and Mathical HD Vol.1 for iPad is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Located in Hong Kong, StusApps is a small development company with a focus on creating fun, family oriented iOS applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 StusApps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.