Numerosity: Play with Math!

Numerosity: Play with Math!

Appy Chat

Developer: ThoughtBox

Description:iPad Screenshot 2

Math + Play = Numerosity!

This is the best summary of this fantastic App. Numerosity is an educational game aimed at children aged 7-10. They’ll learn math, review concepts and improve their numerical skills.

With Numerosity, children will experiment with numbers and operations to develop their creativity with math. They’ll move numbers around, dragging them into different positions to perform different operations so as to discover the rules of math on their own at their own pace.

Skruff the dog will be their friend throughout the game and he will learn math along with the kids to become a ‘Matemagician’!iPad Screenshot 3

Numerosity starts with a FREE CHAPTER (Chapter 0) which includes a sample level of each chapter of the app to let parents test it.

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the order of operations are the 5 chapters covered by Numerosity. Kids will progress through these stages by ‘leveling up’ in the game. With over 100 levels, Numerosity will give hours and hours of fun and learning. They’ll also play against the clock to get better results, points and master each level as they go.

And, at the end of each chapter…SURPRISE! A fabulous certificate made by Skruff that children can send to their parents to print out and put on the wall.

And, if that’s not enough, we will inform parents* about their child’s progress throughout the game and we’ll also give them tips to reinforce the knowledge they’ve acquired so far.

*At the end of each chapter we ask the kid for a name and parent’s email address. We don’t collect more personal information. We don’t share email addresses with third-party companies and we don’t spam. We have got “Kids Safe Seal” and we meet the specifications of a safe App and safe website for them. We send emails with valuable information for children’s education.

About ThoughtBox:

ThoughtBox is an educational software provider that delivers learning experiences in specific subject areas centered around gameful learning. ‘At ThoughtBox we believe in researching and creating software that gives kids the best educational value and encourages them to discover and learn the rules of maths on their own. We believe in quality content and educational apps that give kids more than just a few minutes of play’.

Reviews of Numerosity:iPad Screenshot 4

‘The games are a brilliant way for students to learn and Numerosity has done a smashing job of coming up with an app that has the ability to put the child back in the driver’s seat’. – Teachers With Apps.

Great fun ★★★★★
Brilliant app, seems even better and smoother since the most recent update. Love it

Best Maths App I’ve seen so far… ★★★★
This is great, just downloaded it today and my eight-year-old daughter has been playing it for hours! It’s very hard to find good apps from the thousands/millions out there, but this impressed me enough to write a review! Great app, we love it! Hopefully they’ll add more and more levels as my daughter gets older, but there’s plenty here for the next year or two.iPad Screenshot 5

Numerosity is great! Thanks Skruff! ★★★★★
As a teacher and a mom, I think it is an effective tool and it’s fun at the same time for kids to enjoy while learning math. And also Skruff is so funny. They don’t mind playing in different language as well!

Mentions/Awards:

**FEATURED APP IN THE BEST OF 2012 IN THE APP STORE: NUMEROSITY**

**ONE OF THE 12 BEST CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL APPS OF 2012 – Teachers With Apps **

Specifications:

Category: Numeracy
Updated: 22 November, 2012
Version: 1.1.1
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.
In App Purchase: US$%5.99

Appy Chat:

1. When did you decide to develop this app?

When I first played with a tablet device I realized how powerful it is to be able to touch and manipulate objects and numbers while observing the results of your action and learning from the immediate feedback. This is when I decided to start ThoughtBox, develop Numerosity and give kids the opportunity to discover the rules of maths by themselves rather than being spoon-fed the information.

2. When did you first release this app?

Numerosity was first released on the7th of November 2012 in the Apple App Store for iPads only.
3. How long did it take you to develop this app?
I started the process of developing the app in September 2011. I did a lot of research in the way kids learn through play and experimentation. The next step was to create 3 different prototypes which I tested with kids and learned from their feedback. Only then I started the development of the full app which finished at the end of September 2012.
4. What is your favourite feature?
I believe the educational power of the app sits in allowing kids to touch, move and play with the numbers which encourages them to learn through experimentation. Kids love moving numbers around and trying to formulate the rules of maths from observing the feedback they receive on the iPad screen and to be honest I quite enjoy this too.
5. What is your favourite page in the app?
I like the Certificate page which appears at the end of each chapter. I believe it gives kids a sense of accomplishment and it encourages them to move on and play the next chapter. It also provides parents with information on their kid’s progress and what they have learned in the game so far, which I believe to be very important.
6. What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop? (eg fine motor, reasoning, education – maths, reading, social)?
Through Numerosity I am hoping kids will learn maths but at the same time they will be able to develop their critical thinking and build the confidence and courage to experiment.
7. What age range would this app most suit?
Numerosity is aimed at 7 to 10 year olds as it starts with basic addition and it progresses through subtraction, multiplication, division and negative numbers & the order of operations. It follows the development of kids from 2nd all the way to 5th grade so a 7 year old starting to play with Numerosity can use the app for 3 years supplementing the school curriculum.
8. Are any new updates coming soon?
Yes, in January we are planning to release a new version of the app which gives more personality to Skruff the main character of the game and allows kids to teach him maths. We want kids to be at the centre of their learning and we believe it is empowering for them to teach someone else the skills that they are learning in the game.

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