**Early Numeracy**

Students in the primary grades (K-2) are working to develop number sense, and a sense of quantity. Students experiment with breaking apart (decomposing) numbers, e.g. 8 = 8+0, 7+1, 6+2, etc. Students also combing numbers to add, and explore different contexts and strategies for addition and subtraction.

Students also use different math models to solve problems and/or explain their reasoning. Some popular primary-grade math models include the ten frame and the number line.

Students also use different math models to solve problems and/or explain their reasoning. Some popular primary-grade math models include the ten frame and the number line.

*Hungry Fish*

Link to App Store: Hungry Fish by Motion Math

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A great game for practicing addition and subtraction, as well as breaking apart numbers. The higher levels can be very challenging, even for older elementary students.

Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that's fun for children and grownups.

Your fish is hungry for numbers. You can make delicious sums by pinching two numbers together – instant addition! Keep feeding your fish to win a level and unlock new colors and fins.

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**Free**A great game for practicing addition and subtraction, as well as breaking apart numbers. The higher levels can be very challenging, even for older elementary students.

Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that's fun for children and grownups.

Your fish is hungry for numbers. You can make delicious sums by pinching two numbers together – instant addition! Keep feeding your fish to win a level and unlock new colors and fins.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (early levels/Hungry Guppy)***Motion Math Zoom: Number Line*

Link to App Store: Motion Math Zoom by Motion Math

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This engaging game helps children build an internal number line -- a very helpful idea for later grades! Higher levels work well for older kids (up through 6th grade).

Motion Math Zoom's zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers - it's up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. The new game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.

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**Free**This engaging game helps children build an internal number line -- a very helpful idea for later grades! Higher levels work well for older kids (up through 6th grade).

Motion Math Zoom's zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers - it's up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. The new game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING***MathTappers: Find Sums*

Link to App Store: Find Sums by HeavyLifters Network Ltd.

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This app encourages students to work quickly to add up to different target numbers (e.g. 6, 10, 15, 100...). Students can practice with a visual model (apples in a ten frame, pictured at left) first, and then move onto the more abstract part-part whole model.

MathTappers: Find Sums is a simple game designed to help learners to make sense of addition (and subtraction as a related operation), and then to support them in developing accuracy and improving their speed.

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**Free**This app encourages students to work quickly to add up to different target numbers (e.g. 6, 10, 15, 100...). Students can practice with a visual model (apples in a ten frame, pictured at left) first, and then move onto the more abstract part-part whole model.

MathTappers: Find Sums is a simple game designed to help learners to make sense of addition (and subtraction as a related operation), and then to support them in developing accuracy and improving their speed.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (ten frame/hundreds grid models)***MathTappers: Number Lines*

Link to App Store: MathTappers Number Line by HeavyLifters Network Ltd.

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This game allows players to develop their understanding of our number system and their proportional reasoning skills by giving them an opportunity to consider the relative positions of whole, integer and real numbers on a numberline.

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**Free**The MathTappers motto is

*play, explore, understand!*With that in mind, students will explore the relative positions of numbers on a number line, helping them build number sense. Higher levels of this game are appropriate for older students.This game allows players to develop their understanding of our number system and their proportional reasoning skills by giving them an opportunity to consider the relative positions of whole, integer and real numbers on a numberline.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (number line model)***Little Monkeys: Number Lines*

Link to App Store: Number Lines by Aleesha Kondys

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This app helps students practice counting, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting with the help of some adorable frogs.

Little Monkey Apps Number Lines aims to students to visualise numbers for rote counting and ordering and to see the physical position of a number linking patterns and relationships. Unlike counters, which model counting, a number line also models measurement, which is why the number line begins with zero as you would see on a ruler. Students are also exposed to different vocabulary for addition and subtraction such as step forward or jump back to physically suggest the movement of the frog along the number line.

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**Free**This app helps students practice counting, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting with the help of some adorable frogs.

Little Monkey Apps Number Lines aims to students to visualise numbers for rote counting and ordering and to see the physical position of a number linking patterns and relationships. Unlike counters, which model counting, a number line also models measurement, which is why the number line begins with zero as you would see on a ruler. Students are also exposed to different vocabulary for addition and subtraction such as step forward or jump back to physically suggest the movement of the frog along the number line.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (number line model)***Arithmaroo 1*

Link to App Store: Arithmaroo 1 by Icanology LLC

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This app helps students practice recognizing quantities in different arrangements. Students should stretch themselves to skip count and recognize groups instead of counting by 1s for larger numbers.

Arithmaroo's now a better game with cuter graphics. You have to earn your levels--You can't just choose them any more. A little turtle, gecko, or kangaroo at the top of the play screen shows how fast you're going. The new progress bar shows how far along your are in a game.

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**Free**This app helps students practice recognizing quantities in different arrangements. Students should stretch themselves to skip count and recognize groups instead of counting by 1s for larger numbers.

Arithmaroo's now a better game with cuter graphics. You have to earn your levels--You can't just choose them any more. A little turtle, gecko, or kangaroo at the top of the play screen shows how fast you're going. The new progress bar shows how far along your are in a game.

*Friends of Ten*

Link to App Store: Friends of Ten by Aleesha Kondys

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This game uses the popular (and immensely helpful!) Tens Frame math tool (see the image at left) to build number sense.

Little Monkey Apps Friends of Ten is an activity to be used in the early years of schooling to introduce an early understanding of numbers to ten, counting objects to ten, subitising - recognising a collection of objects without counting them, counting on from a higher number, partitioning of objects and the combinations that make ten 8+2, 2+8, 1+9, 3+7 etc. These skills underpin mental addition and subtraction.

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**$0.99**This game uses the popular (and immensely helpful!) Tens Frame math tool (see the image at left) to build number sense.

Little Monkey Apps Friends of Ten is an activity to be used in the early years of schooling to introduce an early understanding of numbers to ten, counting objects to ten, subitising - recognising a collection of objects without counting them, counting on from a higher number, partitioning of objects and the combinations that make ten 8+2, 2+8, 1+9, 3+7 etc. These skills underpin mental addition and subtraction.

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (ten frames model)***Subitize Tree HD* (for iPad only)

Link to App Store: Subitize Tree HD by Doodle Smith Ink

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To subitize (pronounced soo-bi-tize) is to instantly recognize a small quantity of objects without counting. Subitizing helps build number sense, promotes fluency, and helps with addition and subtraction. This game allows kids to practice subitizing with different objects (cards, fingers on a hand, dominoes, etc.)

Welcome to The Subitize Tree! This is the newest app from TeacherTipster.com! The object of the game is simple. Owl, frog, snail and many more of the forest animals have gotten trapped inside the Subitize Tree. You must perfect your subitizing skills in order to save our animal friends. Save all ten animals to beat the game and become a master subitizer!

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**$0.99**To subitize (pronounced soo-bi-tize) is to instantly recognize a small quantity of objects without counting. Subitizing helps build number sense, promotes fluency, and helps with addition and subtraction. This game allows kids to practice subitizing with different objects (cards, fingers on a hand, dominoes, etc.)

Welcome to The Subitize Tree! This is the newest app from TeacherTipster.com! The object of the game is simple. Owl, frog, snail and many more of the forest animals have gotten trapped inside the Subitize Tree. You must perfect your subitizing skills in order to save our animal friends. Save all ten animals to beat the game and become a master subitizer!

**√ BUILDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING (subitizing)**