A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
FUZZY NUMBERS: PRE-K NUMBER FOUNDATION calls on kids to exercise a basic sense of number and quantity. In each of four magical worlds, kids intuitively choose between two groups with a different number of items. Lead the whale on the path that has the fewest buoys. Watch a witch as she throws potion ingredients into a cauldron. Choose the cauldron that has the same total number of ingredients. Estimating quantity gets harder as kids progress through the levels.
Is it any good?
Lovely graphics and a fun, magical theme lead kids through games of subitizing, or estimating amounts without numerals. Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Sense gives kids lots of practice with making intuitive judgments about the quantity of items in a group. Level after level, kids choose which of two groups of items meets the requested criteria. All the whimsy of the magical land and the fun context of each game may be enough of a package to distract some kids from the repetition. Others may tire quickly. With no audio instructions, kids are free to explore and discover on their own. However, since there's a clear task to complete and a definite right and wrong answer choice, the complete lack of instruction may confuse some kids. Since most kids playing this game likely can't read yet, grown-ups should be prepared to play with kids and read the written instructions out loud. Despite a few shortcomings, Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Sense gets kudos for putting together an academic-research background with an imaginative, playful presentation to try to help kids build a solid early math foundation.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about quantity, the main theme of Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Foundation. Count things you see around you -- from stairs to snack crackers -- to give kids practice with associating number and quantity.
Practice basic addition and subtraction with your kids. Divide groups of blocks into smaller groups, and take one item away and add it back and see what happens.
Play with your kids and read the simple instructions to make it really clear what kids are supposed to get from the game. Particularly on early levels, help kids count if they're having trouble with the concepts of less and more.
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Math: addition, estimation, subtraction
- Price: $5.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: April 27, 2017
- Category: Education
- Topics: Numbers and Letters
- Size: 444.00 MB
- Publisher: Cognitive ToyBox, Inc.
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
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