Counting 123—Learn to count challenge for kids

[asa_item id="443158370"] Counting 123 contains different activities and games aimed at developing users' early counting skills. From its main screen, users can tap the “Play” button to begin engaging different counting activities. Each activity is introduced with clear directions, and users complete the different activities by tapping their screen. As users correctly tap the screen, the app provides them with motivational feedback. If users wish to explore the activities on their own, they can tap the “Lined” button on the bottom right of the screen, which pulls up another menu. On it, users can tap the “Blocks” icon to explore…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.9
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 8

7.4

Counting 123: A Great App for Early Numeracy Learners

Summary : An Easy-To-Use App for Beginning Counters

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Counting 123 contains different activities and games aimed at developing users’ early counting skills. From its main screen, users can tap the “Play” button to begin engaging different counting activities. Each activity is introduced with clear directions, and users complete the different activities by tapping their screen. As users correctly tap the screen, the app provides them with motivational feedback. If users wish to explore the activities on their own, they can tap the “Lined” button on the bottom right of the screen, which pulls up another menu. On it, users can tap the “Blocks” icon to explore different games, including jigsaw puzzles, painting, and matching. Or, they can tap the “Book” icon and choose an activity to complete.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and model how to complete an activity in this app. Next, teachers can assist students in loading the activity on their iPads and have them complete it.
  2. As students become proficient in counting using this app, teachers can transfer their counting skills from their iPad to paper-and-pencil tasks using manipulatives. To do so, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and demonstrate how to count using this app. Next, teachers can demonstrate how to count using manipulatives. Teachers can reinforce this transfer by having students complete paper-and-pencil counting tasks.
  3. Teachers can support student learning by awarding them time to complete a jigsaw puzzle in this app. As they do so, teachers can ask: (1) How many pieces were in this puzzle? (2) Did you enjoy putting this together? (3) Do you think you can put another puzzle together? (If they answer “yes” to this question, teachers can present them with a traditional puzzle to complete.)
  4. Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and demonstrate the painting feature in this app. Teachers can then have students practice using the painting feature. Once students are ready, teachers can have students create pictures that contain a certain amount of objects, such as three circles, four triangles, or five squares.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

Screenshots

  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot
  • ‎Counting 123 - Learn to count Screenshot