Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Name That Number
Grade Recommendation: 3rd - 5th
Specific Skill: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
The McGraw-Hill Companies developed this app in conjunction with their Everyday Mathematics program. Students in classrooms where this series is used may find the app familiar.
The object is to make the target number using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division) and the given number cards. Students do so by making a numerical expression. They also must keep the order of operations in mind as they make the expression.
Points are earned for making an expression that equals the target number. More points are earned for using more numbers in the expression.
Using 2 cards = 2 points
Using 3 cards = 4 points
Using 4 cards = 8 points
Using 5 cards = 16 points
A comprehensive tutorial is included. Also, students can turn on the 'Guided Play' mode where the app guides them through the task.
This is one of my most recommended apps from the Everyday Mathematics series. Although only one level is available, it lends itself to differentiation because of the choices of operations and the number of cards used to make the target number.