Endless Numbers is an early math app for children ages 2 to 8. The child opens the app and clicks on a number that is represented on a giant colorful Ferris wheel. The child then has to drag and drop that number and all those that precede it onto their outline form. They do this by touching the number with their finger and dragging it onto the outline. By touching the number, the child is able to hear the name of the number said out loud.
After completing this puzzle, the child then needs to complete a simple math problem where the numbers will add up to the target number they originally chose. Once again, the numbers will be said out loud as the child touches them. The plus symbol also needs to be dragged and moved in order to complete the equation. When the child has solved the arithmetic puzzle, they will get a short and cute animation and hear a sentence using the number as well.
Endless Numbers offers users to try the first five digits for free but requires a purchase to unlock the rest of the app’s content. It is available now on Android and iOS.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
Each activity in the Endless Number app is helping your child build up their focusing skills. The dragging and dropping of numbers to form a number line or equation is requiring their attention for a short, sustained period of time. As the child selects different numbers in the app, they will be asked to focus for different lengths of time depending on the difficulty of the equation. For example, adding the numbers 1 and 1 to make 2 will require less focus than adding 3 and 7 together to get 10. Endless Numbers provides the scaffolding needed to help your child work towards focusing for longer periods of time.
Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
Recalling the pronunciation of numbers and their numerical value while trying to solve an equation requires our working memory skills. Young children are practicing their working memory when they drag and drop numbers to form number lines and equations and hear the number pronunciation as they go along. When they are forming equations by dragging and dropping numbers, they are also hearing the number while seeing it, building up their working memory for recognizing and using them in future equations.
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