Friends Of Ten App
By Aleesha Kondys
Age Recommendation 4-8years.
This app truly does investigate the number ten in many ways. In the early school years children are taught friends of ten. These are numbers that work together to make ten. Once children have a confident grasp on these, they are then able to move on to more complex maths skills. The game uses counters that the child can manipulate which help to drive the concepts home, being most visual.
The app is broken up into a number of sections.
What is the tens friend of…?
How many more?
How many less?
The game also gives you a blank board with counters for 1:1 teaching. This is where you could also test your child for progress. I particularly liked the “how many less” section as an introduction into subtraction.
If your child is in year one or two, they will be very familiar with the term “friends of ten”. Through this app you can help them to further develop their understanding of FOT in the home environment, where the best learning can take place.
Requires Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. Optimized for iPhone 5.
Danielle Mantakoul 2014
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