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Number Line, by the Math Learning Center

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Visual tool to solve math equations best with background.

App iPad Free Education
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Many kids benefit from visual strategies to learn complicated math concepts, and this is a great tool for that, though it may be overwhelming for some. Number Line, by the Math Learning Center allows kids to solve and complete many different kinds of math equations, ranging from simple to challenging. Examples of how to solve equations using a number line aren't included, so parents will need to have a basic understanding of how to use a number line to solve problems in order to get the most benefit from this strategy. Kids who are overwhelmed by a lot of choices may be distracted with the customizable options. Drawing number lines using pencil and paper can take a lot of time and energy to create and lead to careless mistakes. By eliminating this step and using a number line app, kids can focus their attention on solving the problem. For children who have dyscalculia, which impacts the ability to learn new math concepts, the app can be used to help children see how numbers relate to each other.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, arithmetic, counting, division, graphing, multiplication, numbers, patterns, sequences, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, collecting data, problem solving, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 26, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Clarity Innovations
  • Version: 3.1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: April 12, 2019

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