Thursday, June 12, 2014

Math Apps Review: Drive About Number Neighborhood

Ready for a road trip this summer? Your kids can travel on an exciting adventure by boat, car, under the sea, in a hot air ballon, and rocket up to space as they learn number sense skills. No, it is not an episode of the Amazing Race but it is the new release of the app Drive About: Number Neighborhood by Artgig Studio just released today. This app is so stinkin' cute! The child uses his or her finger to move different types of transportation around town while stopping periodically at a destination to play a math game.


There are nine games in all, each one to help students learn a unique number sense or math concept. This app will help teach the following math skills:

Identifying Numbers
Matching
Counting Numbers to 20
Showing the Same Number in Different Ways
Writing Numbers to 9

The app is appropriate for children in preschool through Kindergarten or children needing help with simple number sense concepts. There is a parent section of the app to provide feedback or reviews, as well as turn the music on and off. The only suggestion I would make is to add more settings for parents to adjust the difficulty level of each game. Other than that I cannot think of a thing I would change. Not only will your child develop number sense skills but also problem solving and critical thinking! The concept for students to get from game to game is absolute genius and the sound effects are hilarious! 

This app would be the perfect companion for your child this summer or to help teach number sense concepts to your students. Try it today and let me know what you think!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great app to keep the kids busy this summer :)

    Martin
    Owner at Resources 4 Teaching Inc. Created by Teachers, Exclusively for Teachers

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    1. You are welcome! The kids really seem to love this app.

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  2. I'm going to have to check this out. I've specifically been looking for more math apps with my students. Thanks Jen!
    I've got a future kinder of my own that can do some trial runs with it.
    Matt

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    1. Your kinder will love it so much! It really is a great app.

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