Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thinking of how we can engage kids in activities that help them to learn math...

Happy New Year!

As a parent, I'm always looking for applications that would draw my child in - to engage him in an activity that would provide me with an opportunity to challenge him, or tutor him, or play with him as he develops various understandings and skills.

Every time I think of a strategy that we use in the classroom to help children master concepts and procedures, I can work up an idea for a game to support parents and children in mastering that concept or process. Now I just need a bit more time - so I can write a few. In the mean time I'll keep looking for apps that do more than basic drill and kill.

The next apps I intend to evaluate are the Brain Blaze series for basic fact mastery.

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