Special Needs App of the Day: Multiplying Acorns HD

Special Needs App of the Day: Multiplying Acorns HD

Multiplying Acorns by Operatio is a math-learning game for children. By using detailed graphics and lively music, this app creates a fun interface for learning multiplication.

The app allows you to choose two numbers to multiply together, and a voice announces the numbers. Squirrels on the top of the screen throw out acorns, and each one cracks as you click on it. When you have clicked, or essentially counted all the acorns, you can choose the number of acorns from a list of three options.

Coins are earned for each correct answer, and the learner works towards earning three different trophies.

Goals and skills gained from this app include:

  • Improved hand-eye coordination, action timing, and problem solving
  • Multiplying from 1×1 to 9×9
  • Visualizing multiplication and grouping concepts
  • Developing conceptual learning
  • Increase confidence

Multiplying Acorns HD fully immerses the learner in conceptual multiplication activities, and it is visually stimulating as well as being a learning tool. Children can almost forget that they are learning because it feels more like a game. You can choose from a variety of quiz modes, and you can choose the highest number allowed for multiplying. Review features also help with retention of learned material. Statistics also show the user the number of correct and incorrect answers, so you can track your child’s progress.

This app is recommended for grades 2 to 4 or higher. It is available for iPad, iPhone, and Mac computers. At only $0.99, Multiplying Acorns is an affordable and exciting educational tool.

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