March 17, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Madison, Wisconsin - Independent software developer Steve Glinberg today is pleased to announce the release of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun 1.12, the twelfth update to his popular animated math flash cards and learning activities app for iPhone and iPod touch. This new version of KidCalc Math Fun adds Easter themed graphics and voice-overs by adult speakers speaking numbers and mathematical operations. KidCalc teaches numbers and math to children, ages 2 to 10 years, using holiday themed graphics, engaging animations and voice-overs.
KidCalc is current ranked #3 on Apple's Top 100 education app's list, making KidCalc the third most downloaded education app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The #1 education app for iPhone and iPod touch is currently 123 Color, also by Steve Glinberg, KidCalc's developer. KidCalc currently appears on Apple's featured list of Apps For Kids.
Created with the help of public and private school teachers, as well as parents homeschooling their children, KidCalc teaches kids crucial math skills. This timely Easter themed version of KidCalc engages children with Easter icons including Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, spring flowers and chocolate bunnies. This version of KidCalc additionally includes a new Birthday Party theme, along with previously added Valentines Day, Sports, Springtime and Outer Space graphical themes.
"When I saw my 2 1/2 year old daughter pick up my new iPhone and use it with absolutely no instruction, I realized that the iPhone's touch interface, especially when combined with engaging animations and sounds, held unprecedented potential as a platform on top of which an entirely new class of teaching tools could be built," said Steve Glinberg, KidCalc's developer. "I decided then to build KidCalc to teach children how to visualize the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of sets of objects. With the addition of the Easter and Birthday Party themes into this new release, KidCalc has become even more fun, engaging and effective at teaching numbers and math than it already was."
KidCalc's puzzle games challenge children to complete a series of math problems. When a puzzle is complete children are rewarded with sounding trumpets and a full view of a picture they worked to reveal - one of 72 brightly colored still life and action photos that KidCalc includes.
KidCalc is now seven learning activities in in one app, including:
* Number tracing
* Counting puzzle
* Math puzzle
* Animated calculator
* Animated counting flash cards
* Animated addition, subtraction, multiplication and division lessons
* A math flash card racing game
KidCalc's animated counting flash cards feature counting from 0 to 1000 in increments of 1, 2, 3, on up to counting by increments of 100. KidCalc's flash cards are fully configurable, providing children a powerful tool for learning numbers and math at their own pace.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 18.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
KidCalc Math Fun for iPhone and iPod touch is available on sale for $.99 (USD) in the App Store. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, Steve Glinberg is an independent software developer, iPhone enthusiast, and dad who is passionate about finding simple and effective ways to teach even advanced concepts to young children. All Material and Software (C) 2010 Steve Glinberg / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.