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Park Play

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A screenshot from the Early Math with Gracie & Friends Park Play app shows cartoon children standing on mats with hula hoops. The numeral 2 is near one mat signifying that two hoops had been placed placed there. Early Math cloud image

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.

A preschool child in a gray shirt plays the Early Math with Gracie & Friends Photo Friends app and drags a piece of pie while a a teacher sits nearby and points out the birds’ nests where the pie should be placed.

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 Family Math Fun.

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