January 31, 2013 in Education (AF)
[prMac.com] Lexington, Massachusetts - KidsAndBeyond introduced Patterns Match Basic 1.0 for iPad. Patterns are everywhere. Learning to recognize them at an early age is a mathematical skill that carries into high school Algebra!
In Patterns Match Basic, children are taught through a practice and a play mode. In the practice mode, they are given a pattern string to study the pattern and then fill in the missing blanks of the same pattern string. In the play mode, they are asked to fill in the blanks without a completed pattern string to look at. This toggling between practice and play makes the app a great teaching tool for the concept of pattern recognition. Children will also enjoy the choice of object categories for the pattern strings, and for SimpleSort users, these will be familiar images.
The game has an option to add up to 50 users, making this an app for an entire classroom. The color coded Progress Check screen that keeps track of the top ten times is a great way for teachers and parents to encourage each child to improve against his/her own time thereby taking away the stress of competition.
Patterns Match Basic includes:
* A practice and a play mode
* A timer for the play mode
* 6 levels of play that get slightly more challenging as the level increases
* A narration for each screen that guides the user
* A progress check screen that keeps track of the top ten times
* Capability to support up to 50 users
* iOS 4.3 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 26.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Patterns Match Basic 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, KidsAndBeyond's vision is to develop applications and content that are stimulating, creative, interactive, and accessible to all children, regardless of style or pace of learning. Through these applications, we focus on early educational skills, while still presenting content that is child-centered, thereby allowing the child to acquire knowledge through self-discovery. Our applications appeal to children by being sensitive to multiculturalism, encouraging and cultivating close relationships between children and families, providing opportunities for exploration thereby encouraging children to push their thinking and discovery skills past what is simple and challenging them to make meaningful connections to the ideas presented in our applications. All Material and Software (C) 2013 KidsAndBeyond, LLC. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.