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2012 Editor's Choice Award - Children'sTechnology Review

2012 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner - Parents' Choice Foundation


"Daren says that he “designs Math Doodles to provide a place where anyone can discover the joy, wonder, and fun of mathematics.” My family would say that he’s succeeded in doing just that."
- The iPhone Mom

"Funtastic Math App! I LOVE THIS APP!
It is rare that I give an app 5 stars but this one so deserves it."

- Mobile iEducator

"Beautiful, fun, and engaging! I think it is a must have for a classroom set of iPads, and it's a beautiful example of what math games should be."
- Game Lab Mom

What's New in this Version - Gurmukhi numbers, and Hebrew numbers were added to the values representation options.

Math Doodles for the iPad ipad

This version of "Math Doodles" introduces three challenges plus an additional Soap functional sneak peek challenge that will be made available in it's finished form in a future free update. Each Challenge provides plenty of mathematical practice, within a recreational math setting. The mathematical puzzles allow users to play, explore, and experiment with mathematical concepts, while developing and strengthening their strategy and problem solving skills. Math Doodles challenges are designed to allow for multiple solutions and strategies. There isn't only one correct answer.


Sums Stackers
Values are piled into three stacks. Each stack is randomly assigned a target sum. Move values and sets of values around with the tip of your finger from stack to stack until the sums of each stack equal the target sums represented at the bottom of the screen. The values can be represented in 22 different ways that vary in their level of abstraction: preschoolers might start with the fingers, dice or ringlets, because they can be easily counted, while older children or adults can find a challenge with coins, roman numerals, the word spelled in Spanish, or even binary.

sums stackers

Connect Sums
Users develop their number sense by trying to clear series of random values presented in a 4x4 array. Selected values are cleared when their sum equals the target sum. Users can choose from 22 different value representations and two levels of difficulty.

connect sums

Unknown Square
Users begin to explore algebraic thinking by developing strategies to solve for unknowns found in a 3x3 array of values. Horizontal, vertical, and diagonal sums for the values are shown.

unknown square

Sneak Peek Challenge - Splat Go Round
Users develop an understanding for rotations by experiencing math in action.
Users rotate a fly swatter to splat a target fly. Users can choose from several rotational modes including clock hours, clock minutes, angles, and fractions.

Splat Around

Challenge Modes
1. Solve Mode: Strategically solve five random sets in the fewest number of moves.
2. Infinity Mode: Play as long as you wish.
3. Race Mode: Rack up as many points as you can solving puzzles, before time runs out. The timer is represented by a tab of paper that works its way around the edge of the screen.

Difficulty Modes
1. Easy Mode
2. Hard Mode

Value Representation Options
(For the first three challenges)

1. Dice
2. Fingers
3. Hole Tiles
4. Ten Frames
5. Tally Marks
6. Spanish Tally Marks
7. Numerals
8. Roman Numerals
9. Chinese Numbers
10. Arabic Numbers
11. Gurmukhi Numbers
12. Hebrew Numbers
13. Hindi Numbers
14. Binary Numbers
15. Braille
16. English Words
17. Spanish Words
18. Math Prefixes
19. Polygons
20. US Coins
21. US Dollars
22. Area Fractions
23. Bar Fractions
24. Fractions
25. Random Design

Math Goals

- Number & Operations
- Number Sense
- Addition
- Subtraction
- Angles
- Rotation
- Time and Clocks
- Money
- Problem Solving
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Math Enjoyment


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