Here are a few of the apps we're currently using and enjoying in my Pre-Kindergarten class to support numeracy. What do you love and use?
I'm a fan of beautiful and non-plasticky and commercial animations in apps and this one definitely fits the bit. Numberland has 10 captivating scenes which support learning of the numbers 0-9. Not a question-answer app, which I love. Students explore by touching the objects they see.
Another app with beautiful animations and sounds. Simple audio instructions are given in six different activities where students play with the numbers 0-9. Supports concept of number, including number identification, number writing, number ordering, and analysis and comparison of quantity.
Inspired by the beloved Eric Carle story, this app has 5 different levels which encourage the development of one-to-one correspondence and focus on the numbers 1 to 10. Students follow simple audio instructions (that are also written) and complete counting tasks using food from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story as classical music plays in the background.
Once again, lovely animations and simple audio instructions. Students build a caterpillar (number line) by feeding the caterpillar aphids. Three different levels - easy, medium, and hard - give students an opportunity to count to 100 and by 2, 5 and 10, as well as randomly. A good extension for those students who are confident counters and need an added challenge.
Another app for those who need an added challenge. Students practice basic addition and subtraction with images that encourage counting to problem solve and extend early counting skills in a natural and exploratory way. Students tap and move fruit and birds on the tree so they understand the equation they are performing. The focus is on numbers 1 to 10.
Clearly more commercial than the rest, but who doesn't love Sesame Street? A collection of songs, videos, colouring pages, and games about the numbers 1 to 20. Provides a bit of an extension for those who have mastered the numbers 10 and below.