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Math Slide: Place Value

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 5+
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About Math Slide: Place Value

Math Slide: Place Value lets kids play a competitive or collaborative game between up to four players or with just one against the computer. The many levels cover place value regarding numbers up to 1,000. Math Slide: Place Value is available on iPad as a single purchase and is compatible with the Apple Volume Purchasing Program.

Teacher Review

What is Math Slide: Place Value app?

Math Slide: Place Value concentrates on the fundamental knowledge required for a solid understanding of maths - place value. It provides useful practise for up to four children simultaneously on a single device as they compete or collaborate to complete the level.

What we love about Math Slide: Place Value?

Math Slide: Place Value shows representations of numbers in a variety of useful ways. Number frames, words, dice pairs, and fingers on hands are shown as well as the actual numerals, helping children to visualise values in ways that will be helpful to their developing arithmetic skills.

What skills does it improve?

Kids need to understand how the number system works and Math Slide: Place Value app helps them to do this on numbers up to 1,000. This skill is the bedrock of much of children's future maths education.

What age is it appropriate for?

The app's levels are playable by all children who can recognise digits and understand that they represent a value. The gradual progression through numbers of increasing values and the different ways to show them gives the app a good lifespan that can provide useful practice throughout elementary and primary school-age education

Is Math Slide: Place Value easy to use?

It is easy for players to understand how to start and join in with games. It is slightly less easy to determine how to work out what skills each level covers. The contents are shown on the How-To-Play screen while the level-select screen only shows level numbers. This does not make things especially difficult, though, and it does prevent the level select screen from looking too cluttered.

How will students benefit?

The sooner that children secure a firm understanding of place value, the sooner other aspects of maths will make sense and be accessible to children. This app provides a fun and competitive environment that will entice children into further developing their place value understanding.

How will teachers benefit?

Teachers will only need a few devices to enable their whole class to practise place value reasoning skills. As four players can compete or collaborate when playing Math Slide: Place Value app, classrooms will only need a device-to-child ratio of one to four for all kids in the group to join in playing it.

How will parents benefit?

Parents of children who share a single device will appreciate them being able to play an educational game at the same time. Math Slide: Place Value app can also provide parents with a way to take an active role in their child's learning by playing alongside their kids. As they do so, they can provide hints and tips on how to improve. What Math Slide: Place Value can improve on? Children are used to their games being a bit more flamboyant in terms of sparkling graphical flourishes and punchy sound effects than those found in this app. The addition of these would make the gameplay of this app more appealing to children and enhance the sense of competition or sense of success in the collaboration mode.

How much does Math Slide: Place Value cost?

If you want to check out how Math Slide: Place Value app works before you spend any money, you can look at the other apps by this developer that are free to download but are fully unlocked through an in-app purchase. This app is fully unlocked from a single purchase meaning that it is perfect for schools who want to buy multiple copies using Apple's Volume Purchasing Program or anyone who just prefers the simplicity of a straightforward purchase.

Is Math Slide: Place Value safe to use?

Math Slide: Place Value does not contain any advertisements, social media functionality or inappropriate content. It is suitable for use by children of all ages who can make use of its learning material.

Overall rating of the app

Math Slide: Place Value provides excellent practice of the knowledge that children need to understand place value confidently. The addition of a multiplayer competitive or collaboration mode adds an extra dimension that not many other apps can match. This review of Math Slide: Place Value awards it 5 stars

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In-App Advertising - No


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Math Slide: Place Value is a multiplayer game helping children understanding place value of numbers up to 1,000. Players play and learn by sliding tiles into the center to match an image, answer or equation. This School Edition can be used with Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program for Education VPP and contains the same games as Math Slide: tens & ones and Math Slide: hundred, ten, one.

There are two modes or ways to play this game. Competition Mode is where the player who slides all their tiles into the middle first wins, or Collaboration Mode where all players slide their tiles into the middle at the same time, working together and winning together.

Fully understanding hundreds, tens & ones is essential to progressing and succeeding at mathematics. Progressing from counting to using number facts and place value is difficult for many children. This app is specifically designed to help children make this critical progression, helping them ‘see’ and understand that 26 is 2 ‘tens’ and 6 ‘ones’ and that 7 ‘hundreds’, 11 ‘tens’ and 3 ‘ones’ is equal to 813.

• Multiplayer game, suitable for one, two, three or four players
• Games can be played in Competition Mode or Collaboration Mode
• 20 games all focused on place value
• All games can be played unlimited times
• Each game is a little harder than the previous game
• The app focuses on a critical math concept vital for success

How to play
1. Select Competition Mode or Collaboration Mode
2. Select a game to play
3. Players join the game by pressing the ‘Join’ button
4. Press ‘Start Game’, wait for the count down, then play
5. Slide a tile into the center to match the image, answer or equation
6. Once tiles are used the game ends

Math focus of each game
Tens & ones
Game 1 – representing numbers up to 10
Game 2 – ‘ten and ...’ numbers: 10+1, 10+2 ...
Game 3 – representing numbers up to 20
Game 4 – ‘ten and ...’ numbers: 10+1, 2+10 ...
Game 5 – words: ten and four, sixteen ...
Game 6 – representing numbers up to 100
Game 7 – tens & ones: 10+2, 30+4, 50+6, ...
Game 8 – ten more: 37+10, 62+10, 19+10...
Game 9 – ten more, ten less: 37-10, 62+10 …
Game 10 – ten more, ten less, one more, one less

Hundreds, tens & ones
Game 11 – representing numbers up to 1,000
Game 12 – hundreds, tens & ones: 800+20+4
Game 13 – hundreds + tens, hundreds + ones
Game 14 – words: 6 hundreds, 2 ten and 5 ones
Game 15 – representing numbers up to 1,000
Game 16 – tens in hundreds: 42 tens, tens in 670
Game 17 – add 10, subtract 10, add 1, subtract 1
Game 18 – add and subtract one hundred, ten, one
Game 19 – add and subtract 11, 101, 110 …
Game 20 – add and subtract hundreds, tens & ones

Maths Adventures Limited is a New Zealand company helping children learn mathematics. We develop apps that focus on the key concepts that need to be fully understood to progress and succeed in mathematics. Our apps range from learning to count up to understanding and using fractions and decimals, with each app focusing on one key concept.

We believe:
• Everyone can learn mathematics
• Playing educationally rich games and apps improves understanding
• Learning math should be fun and exciting, a rewarding adventure

Math Slide is part of our ‘play and learn’ series, which are games high in educational value where children learn as they play. Our apps are research based and classroom tested to make sure they help children learn. We use the power of the iPad and technology to empower teachers and help children understand and learn key math concepts and to unravel misunderstandings.

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