Here’s another fun applet that helps children learn basic number facts. The colorful graphics and cool sound effects keep children engaged while they develop counting and addition skills.
How to play:
Choose one of these four games or click Play all to randomize all four games:
• How Many: Identify how many items or empty squares there are.
• Build: Drag a certain number of items to the frame.
• Fill: Determine how many items are needed to fill the remaining squares.
• Add: Drag items to complete addition problems.
Pick an item from the menu in the upper left-hand corner to play with: circles, ladybugs, stars or apples. Use either the number buttons at the bottom of the screen or your keyboard to enter an answer. Click the done button when you are finished solving the problem. Click next when you are ready to move on to the next problem.
If you like this applet, there are many more on the NCTM Illuminations website. Check them out and let us know what you think!