Count to 100!

Appy Chat & Giveaway

Count to 100!

By Fuzzy Bees

Description:

Count To 100! is a counting app with something every kid loves to press — elevator buttons! Created based on 100 chart, used in schools to help develop number sense and recognition. What makes it unique is features such as option to display buttons in increments of 10 to break down learning goals into smaller steps, option to count in sequence from left to right, which may also help children with visual perception and motor planning challenges, and option to skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s and 25s. There’s also a ‘Tap Any’ mode to explore numbers arbitrarily.

You Tube: http://youtu.be/bp7tmgJBFA4

 

Specifications:

Category: Maths

Released: 28 October 2012

Version: 1.0

Language: English

Age: 3-4+

AppyChat:

When did you decide to develop this app?

I decided to develop this app in July 2011, initially to be used locally at my son’s school and to help him and few of his friends with counting skills. The school was using paper based 100 chart and my son could not learn very well with that and had difficulties with tracking the numbers (left to right) on paper. I’ve worked closely with his school in creating adapted materials to aid in learning and since my son loves his iPad, I thought why not make an “adaptation” in the form of an app incorporating things he loves: elevator buttons 🙂

When did you first release this app?

After witnessing a positive progress in my son’s counting and tracking skills, the team and I decided to release it in October 2012.

How long did it take you to develop this app?

The first phase of just the functionality working (no voice and no animation) was completed in about 3 months. And a good 1 month for adding voice, animation, and tweaking the buttons to make it a market ready app. We encountered issues in getting it to work on iPad 1 so we spent about 1 month trying to get it fixed. I’m happy to say that YES it works on iPad 1!

What is your favourite feature?

My favourite feature is the option to count to a multiple of 10 numbers up to 100. I’m a firm believer in breaking down big tasks into smaller manageable tasks so children can learn successfully at their own pace.

Other feature unique to this app is the counting in sequence feature that may benefit children with visual perception and fine motor challenges.

What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop?

I’m hoping this app can help with counting skills, tracking (left to right) skills, number sense and counting fluency. When used as a visual tool (‘Tap Any’ mode) the app can be used to illustrate math concepts such as before / after, between, less / more.

What age range would this app most suit?

I would say 4+, although we have parents of 3 year olds who start using it already.

Are any new updates coming soon?

Yes, we’re currently working on slowing down some of the voice and adding an in-app help button to provide information on how to access the home and refresh buttons. We probably should’ve done this in the first place and could’ve avoided some confusions. My apology.

Lastly, if I may mention this as well:
There are 3 wonderful parents working with me that I’m privileged to know personally. They have contributed their times and skills in creating this app with me as part of the FuzzyBees team, simply because they want to help my son and his friends learn to count. They are making a difference in my son’s life already, thought I let you know that. {Philip, Sophia, Dhania. I’m truly grateful for you!}

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Thank you so much for spending the time, to help us understand your app more fully and how it can help our children

Giveaway:

We have a giveaway running until the Nov 30, 2012 –

Enter –>a Rafflecopter giveaway

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