February 20, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Sacramento, California - iHome Educator today is pleased to announce the release of iLiveMath Winter Sports 1.0, a new collaborative educational math and winter sports app for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. "iLiveMath Winter Sports" follows "iLiveMath Animals of Africa". Third in the series is 'iLiveMath Animals of Asia' which is in development for launch in the Year of the Tiger.
Each app in the series will focus on different themes such as animals, countries, special events, and fun topics which will blend math with the world. Going beyond math equations and flash cards, iLiveMath will test students with illustrative questions. Students will be challenged with their applied math skills. This second app will test different levels of addition, subtraction, multiplication, distribution, and averages as well as build a student's confidence in completing word problems.
In Winter Sports, various common and not so common winter sports are used in a fun and educational manner. For example "ice swimming" and "skibobbing" as well as "sledding" and "skating" are used to challenge kids in applied math.
Abby, 11 year old student and Quality Assurance Engineer of the company said with a smile, "I would like to try skibobbing because I love riding my bike and it would be fun to ride it in the snow on skis... I just don't want too sharp of a slope! Thinking about ice swimming makes me shiver so no to ice swimming".
Three levels of difficulty can be configured to help students from first through sixth grade as they move through different operations and challenge the student from addition, subtraction, to multiplication. Averaging concepts are introduced in Level 3 for 2 to 5 numbers.
The app also includes social networking features that support collaborative learning. Educators and students can track and review test results through email and blogs which automatically tally correct, incorrect, and unanswered counts as well as percentage of correct/incorrect answers. Furthermore, individual questions can be shared on Twitter as a fun social networking feature.
* We watched 90 freestyle skiing and another 87 skijoring kids. How many total kids did we see? @iHomeEducator #iLiveMath
* If there are 98 ice swimming and another 18 snowball fighting kids, what is the sum? @iHomeEducator #iLiveMath
* Four judges give a snowboarder style points of 40, 8, 28, and 4. What is the average? @iHomeEducator #iLiveMath
iLiveMath app series follows the MathSpinK, 1, 2, and 3 series, launched in November 2009.
Alicia Bayer, Mankato Homeschooling Examiner, writes "MathSpinK focuses mainly on counting, through four games children can play. The games involve interactive spinners and pictures of trains, princesses, painted hands and the 12 days of Christmas. Children will learn to count with fingers, princess accessories, train cars and the 12 days of Christmas."
Arlene Lee, co-founder and Chief Mom, said, "As a parent and educator of three young children, we strive to and have carefully developed mobile applications based upon the child's grade level and interests. We've seen our own children benefit a great deal and we hope that our applications will help your children find learning to be new and fun as well!"
Alicia Bayer's Bio:
Alicia Bayer and her husband homeschool their four children (ages two to eleven) in Westbrook, Minnesota. Alicia is the Mankato Homeschool Examiner and also blogs about their homeschool life.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* The MathSpin and iLiveMath app series will also run on Apple's iPad when released
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
* iLiveMath Winter Sports $2.99
* iLiveMath Animals of Africa $2.99
* iLiveMath Animals of Asia (in development - target launch end of February, 2010)
* MathSpinK, 1, 2, and 3 are each $0.99
iHome Educator was founded in 2009 by a credentialed California State Board of Education teacher and parent. We currently home educate three children through Horizon Charter School. Through this personal experience we are able to provide tools for home educators. Our applications provide a means of personalized learning and fun independent study serving students from kindergarten through 12th grade. At iHome Educator, we believe every child can excel by leveraging today's modern mobile wireless technology and collaborating through social networking. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 iHome Educator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.