This week, I do have an app to share with you. Panasonic Doki Doki Tangram
This is a fun app that helps develop geometrical sense. We all remember using the tangrams to create puzzles on our desks when we were in elementary school, but now it is more high tech! There are a variety of silhouette puzzles to choose from and you must maneuver the tangrams to fit in puzzle! Here's the catch...it has a time limit! I recommend this app for its fun factor, as well as its educational factor. My (personal) kids and I have had a great time trying to beat the time to finish these puzzles. *Fun times for another snow day!* FYI-My eleven year old beats my time every time!
This app meets these Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes
CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories
CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry
CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles
Enjoy!! Let me know what you think!
Plus...I'm linking up for Tried It Tuesday...trying out a new series here folks! Let me know if you like it. Want to see it continue? Feedback would be great!
Are there any apps you would like me to try?