August 15, 2013 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] San Mateo, California - Duck Duck Moose, award-winning creator of educational apps for children, has launched Moose Math, its seventeenth app on the App Store. Moose Math combines play with deep educational content, teaching fundamental Kindergarten and First Grade math skills that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
With the help of the Dust Funnies, a new charismatic group of characters, kids can choose from five multi-level activities to practice counting, addition, subtraction and geometry. As they master each level, kids earn rewards to help build up their city. A Report Card tool allows parents and teachers to monitor progress and provides additional skill-building activities with 80 learning goals. To complement this app, Duck Duck Moose has launched a new Learning Portal with teaching resources and supplemental Moose Math worksheets.
Moose Math features 5 interactive activities:
* Moose Juice: Make smoothies while practicing counting, addition and subtraction
* Paint Pet: Count the number of dots and shapes on each pet to make a match
* Pet BINGO: Solve addition, subtraction and counting problems to get BINGO
* Lost & Found: Identify shapes and colors by sorting through toys inside the toy box
* Dot to Dot: Help the lost Dust Funny find his way home by counting and connecting the dots
"Moose Math covers a broad set of foundational math concepts within the playful and imaginative world of the Dust Funnies," said Caroline Hu Flexer, Co-Founder, Duck Duck Moose. "In this app, we've pioneered the approach of using an adaptive character that acts as a student's personal tutor to enhance learning. YaYa the bird responds to a child's specific interactions with relevant teaching hints, information and encouragement."
Duck Duck Moose continues its dedication to developing educational apps that boast original content and align with the Common Core State Standards. As with other Duck Duck Moose curriculum-based apps, Moose Math was created with input from Educational Consultant Jennifer DiBrienza, who holds a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and is a former elementary school classroom teacher.
"Technology is enhancing the way kids are learning in today's classrooms. Teachers are using digital tools, such as iPads, in creative ways to adapt lessons for various skill levels," said DiBrienza. "Moose Math has the perfect combination of developmentally-appropriate math concepts, practice, creative problem solving and fun that teachers look for. It's an ideal learning tool for building math skills and confidence both inside and outside of the classroom."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 120 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Moose Math - by Duck Duck Moose 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning creator of educational mobile apps for children, was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, education, music, design and play. Following the launch of its first app, Wheels on the Bus, Duck Duck Moose quickly became a leader in the industry by creating fun, engaging and educational apps that are loved by children and trusted by parents. To date, the company has created seventeen top-selling titles and has received 15 Parents' Choice Awards, 15 Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Awards and a KAPi Award for the Best Children's App at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. Duck Duck Moose is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Copyright (C) 2013 Duck Duck Moose. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.