CleverMath–learning with Monsters | educational iPad app for kids
Today we want to introduce you to an educational math app for kindergarten kids and school starters: CleverMath – learning with monsters, which has been developed by Ellen Müller, who is a school teacher herself and who’s main focus is based on kids with special needs, learning and intellectual development.
With six very diversified games, kids will be able to train their perception of structured quantities as much as matching those with Finger- and Dice pictures.
“Being able to gather numbers up to ten at once, without counting them and then being able to show the number, by using their fingers, also without counting them, are the requirements for an inner finger picture.” by Ellen Müller.
“With this widely established way of learning, they will subtly learn the basics of mathematics without stress and most importantly, while having fun.” quote of iTunes description.
Overview of some of the learning games of CleverMath
All games are embedded on the main Island picture screen, which underlines the character of this educational game app. The attractive Island scenario is as colorful and lively as the learning games, from which we will roughly introduce you three of.
1. Coconut – matching a quantity picture with a finger picture
The funny monster has submerged and all that kids have left to see of it, are it’s hand and his snorkel, which will grow upwards with every correct answer. Kids are meant to match the number of fingers with one of the showing dice. The numbers that children will learn are the numbers 1 to 5. Also take a look at the hidden objects on the screenshots above, those can be found and collected by kids.
2. Underwater (toilet lid) – matching the finger picture with a dice
Three monsters will show kids their hands under water with spread-eagled fingers, but only one hand matches the number on the dice. The correct number will also be displayed inside the sunken toilet lid as a digit, we wonder which yacht lost this?
3. Parrot – matching the finger picture with the dices with the numbers up to 10.
This time there are two monster hands and two dice showing. Read below what the teacher says in her very comprehensive description about the games:
“In the game with the parrot as a start symbol, the finger picture is automated with the dice picture, the main focus is on the training of numbers that are greater than 5, i.e. 5 + X (Power of Five) as well as focusing on duplications to 5 + 5. If it is possible that children understand the numbers and compositions like 5 and 3, then later in education, they may not need to count whilst solving calculations during their lessons. “
A really nice feature has to be the camera function, where kids can take a winner-picture of themselves, after every 10 successfully solved tasks, by using the front camera of the iPad and where they can also decorate their pictures with stickers. They do however, need to find the stickers on the landscapes first, for example a hat behind the sun or a beach ball in the sea.
Although, some parents may want to use this photo function only every now and again, so perhaps it would be nice to have a settings option for this, maybe as an update.
As the app is offered for $ 3.99, we also think that an audio response for the numbers should be offered, which is not available, but should be for educational apps of this price category.
This would be our recommendations of improvement, but we also want to say that this app is really well produced and well considered for kids as an educational app, which still offers some noteworthy features:
* different profiles can be applied.
* statistics of the use and performance of the individual learning games is recorded internally.
* A Teddy is shown after each finished round and also a sailing ship on the main screen – bonus games, such as an advanced learning game too.
CleverMath – learning with monsters kids app rating
CleverMath is a refreshing and funny educational kids app, where we also want to mention the incredibly attractive graphics and animations, which kids like straight away. CleverMath has a very well-conceived and educational concept and is therefore also suitable for professional use in kindergartens and playschools.
Top best apps for kids rating: 4 stars
Unfortunately, the app is no longer available on the App Store (status 03.11.2016)
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