Free Addition Game! In Hawaii they say, "free is a damh good deal, anything more than that and you gotta negotiate."
Here is a Free Addition Game, part of CREWTON RAMONE'S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ADDENDS, it's just taste of the software: a demo. See below to obtain your FREE copy of the freeware or (eventually) actually purchase the "full version".
On the I-Phone all you will have to do is touch the right answer. You will be able to build 2 thru 18, not just nines and tens and identify numbers. Keep score. Race the clock. See who can do the most in an allotted amount of time and play a couple simple games...all for about three bucks.
And FREE upgrades, did I mention the FREE upgrades?
Act now and we'll throw in a set of steak knives and a bamboo steamer...
If you need the plug in or software to run it you will be automatically forwarded to the Unity site and prompted to down load it. Takes a few seconds...then restart your browser come back here click the green link below again and you are ready to roll...
This is the old version, with my VERY young sons playing it:
It has since been upgraded...
Eventually, there will be vids on this page that show you how to use the software, and that shows certain little boys playing with it and so on as well as a shopping cart that will give you a key code to down load the full version for mac or pc OR go to the I-App store and download the app for your I-Phone. For now, the screencast above will have to do.
There are also plenty of free software programs out on the web for teaching +, -, x, /, fractions etc but very few for algebra...more will be built by us as time goes by especially for algebra.
Meantime follow the links on this page. (That don't exist yet.)
Here is a link to some fun stuff under development,
It's the website of the guy who is actually doing the work of building the Free Addition Game and software to my exacting specifications...Crewton Ramone's Absolutely Amazing Addends should "done**" within the next few months...and available for purchase/download.
**Did I mention the FREE upgrades?
If you want to buy it, go here, [link not built yet] for three bucks I think you will agree it's worth it. You can also go to the I-Apps store and search for it there and use it on your I-Phone or get the software and use it on your mac or on your PC...
Addends are the basis for all addition, obviously; but are also crucial for subtraction, multiplication and division, which are just ways of counting very quickly. Addends make doing computation FAST AND EASY and best of all FUN. This Free Addition Game will get them off their fingers and help make basic operations simple easy; do not be fooled by the simplicity of this software. It makes a huge difference quickly when children don't have to "think" about it and can just do it.
CREWTON RAMONE'S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ADDENDS lays a firm foundation for your child's house of math, by making counting fast. 2 + 2 = 4 is fast and easy for most people but 8 + 7 = 15 might take some thought. So 28 + 7 = ? becomes even more thought even though it's the same problem...and 100.00 - 67.35 = ? seems like a lot of work. Kids who get some exposure to the addends can rattle off 32.65 without much effort at all.
What you get:
Free Addition Game demo lets you build tens.
Freeware: software for your mac pc or i-phone that will also eventually let you learn to identify numbers by playing a simple game, right now you just get fammiliar with the blocks and can build nines and tens...still needs a little work so expect FREE upgrades, but you can start using it NOW.
Full version: software for your mac pc or i-phone that lets you learn to identify numbers, and build twos thru eighteens (all 45 addends). Play all manner fun games, race the clock make change for $100.00 and more. Spanish version coming soon. This version will cost you all of $3.33...
Expect FREE upgrades. Did I mention that?
Note the software demo and the freeware ARE NOT the same. If you want the Freeware just give me your first name and email below, and I will send you a link to a download page where it's yours
It's pretty simple to use. You get a nine or ten block on the top of the screen, and three other choices, one of which will "build" the block you are instructed to make...if you get it wrong nothing happens. You just got more information and can try again. If you get it right you get instant positive feedback. Kids of all ages should practice until the answers come with ease. The Free Addition Game has an option for symbols when building 10's; the payware lets you see the symbols for all 45 addends with the push of a button.
The payware will also have timed trials (how many can you do in an allotted time) as well as beat the clock, get so many done before time runs out and more.
Consider signing up for the E-Zine too, signing up for the Freeware doesn't automatically put you on any mailing list, it will just get you the LINK to the Freeware page.
Feel free to put it on computers at your school...etc. I had a fun time with my son's public school because they didn't want to get into trouble with the software developer and get tangled up in a license agreement for their computers or violate copyright or whatever. I'm like "It's MY SOFTWARE you have my permission. I'm standing right here."
Show this to your system administrator if you need to:
YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE FOR FREE ON YOUR COMPUTERS (as many as you like), YOU DORK. YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION TO SELL IT.
Coming soon: a video of actual students using the Free Addition Gamee on an actual iPhone...or iTouch...
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." ~C. S. Lewis
"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it." ~Sir William Haley
"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."~Anne Sullivan