In Park Play, children play and share with Gracie and her friends! Shake the iPad to make apples fall from a tree and then divide them between the friends! Feed birds equal amounts of pie! Have a hula hoop extravaganza by giving each friend the same number of hula hoops! This game provides a fun way for children to equipartition. Equipartitioning is dividing a collection of objects into equal groups or a continuous whole into equal parts. It is an important skill that helps build children's understanding of fractions, ratios, division, multiplication, number sense, and number composition.
Park Play is part of the four-game equipartitioning suite from Early Math with Gracie & Friends, a first-of-its-kind mobile app brand based in early learning sciences, rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. A randomized control trial demonstrated significant learning gains in children who used the Early Math with Gracie & Friends apps.
Early Math with Gracie & Friends is not just apps! Our research shows the importance of engaging learners in hands-on, non-digital play in the classroom and at home. In fact, for every Gracie & Friends app, we have created and researched around five hands-on activities! Find the entire curriculum in the digital Teacher's Guide and explore activities for home in the Family Fun guide.
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