Good Monday morning to all, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend as well as a happy Father’s Day. Our family opted for a “staycation” and decided to explore our city a little more. It’s Monday, and I have great optimism that this will be a wonderful week. What better way to start the week than with a free educational app for the kiddos. In our area school ends in two more days. This year my son will have summer school to work on his reading skills. I think this summer I am going to act like school is not over and try my hand at a little homeschooling and life skills with my son. In my adventures of trying to find affordable and free things to help teach my son I came across the Lumio Farm Factor app. Lumio is known for having awesome apps so I was very happy to see that this one was free. I love when these apps go free, because with sooooo many apps out there it is hard to differentiate which ones are worth the cost. I purchased an app last year that came highly recommended from a therapist friend, so I purchased the app for $24.00 only to find out that the learning component is far to low for my son to learn. It was an app geared more towards young toddlers, not ten-year olds. So lesson learned I now do my best to “test drive” the apps for my sons Ipad. So are you ready to test drive Lumio’s Farm Factor? Below is a description from the developer about the app followed by the download link, enjoy!!!
DESCRIPTION FROM THE DEVELOPER
Ready for a crunchy, farm-fresh math treat? Solve satisfying veggie number problems and unlock two harvest adventures as you progress.
1) Mystery Multiplication – There’s a pumpkin mystery on the farm! Whiz through multiplication basics to discover what happens to the missing veggies.
2) Veggie Divide – Uh oh! The farm is running late for the veggie pick-up. Can you help? Pack peppers, roll radishes and learn the basics of division to get the veggies out in time for market!
Discover 2 cool stories and 60 interactive math problems in the full version. The first problems and story episodes in each topic are free so you can try before purchasing.
√ For kids aged 6-10
√ Aligned to Common Core Standards
√ 2 stories, 2 topics, 60 math problems
√ Unlock the story and problems as you progress
√ Basic multiplication and division
√ 1 in-app purchase for access to all content
√ Hints and instructional content for each problem
Farm Factor introduces the tricky topics of multiplication and division. Using concrete objects and models (veggies, boxes, and arrays), learners don’t just memorize facts; they understand the underlying ideas and then move on to building fluency. It is ideal for kids learning these concepts for the first time or those who are struggling. The interactions target problem-solving and mathematical reasoning.
MULTIPLICATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
* Understand multiplication as a repeated addition problem
* Understand and use the symbol for multiplication
* Find unknown numbers in multiplication problems
* Create multiplication models involving equal group scenarios
* Use arrays to solve and represent multiplication sentences
DIVISION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
* Understand, represent and solve division problems involving fair share and repeated subtraction scenarios
* Understand and use the symbol for division
* Find an unknown number of groups (missing divisor)
* Find an unknown group size (missing quotient)
* Understand division as the inverse of multiplication
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Farm Factor covers the following learning standards:
3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
3.OA.A.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
3.OA.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?
DOWNLOAD FREE APP HERE @ LUMIO FARM FACTOR
PLEASE NOTE!!! THIS APP IS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME. IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD MIGHT BENEFIT FROM THIS APP BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD TODAY WHILE APP IS FREE!!