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April 1st, 2013
Love to Count

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Review of: Love to Count
App by:
Next is Great
Version:
iPad / iPhone
Price:
£2.49

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On April 1, 2013
Last modified:April 5, 2013

Summary:

This Pirate Adventure is great fun and easy to use. My son has been using it for about a year (since he was 3). The theme engaged him and the questions were pitched at an excellent level: accessible with an element of challenge.

This Pirate Adventure is great fun and easy to use.  My son has been using it for about a year (since he was 3).  The theme engaged him and the questions were pitched at an excellent level: accessible with an element of challenge.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Ordering numbers
  • Adding and taking away
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Matching
  • Counting
  • Missing numbers
  • Number bonds

To further inspire and engage there is an element of adventure and continuation.  Every four or five questions you collect a letter.  Eventually these letters spell a word which gives you a ‘password’.  The player can then choose a ‘toy’ from the treasure cave which is put in a treasure chest.

Educational value

  • Great to introduce Maths
  • A supportive tool to back up teaching of key mathematical concepts in Reception

Ease of use

  • Lots of guidance when he was 3
  • Independent use when he was 4 and learning key concepts at school

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