Number Pieces App
Number Pieces helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computational skills with multi-digit numbers. Young learners can represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Number Pieces also gives them a drawing tool to label representations and show their understanding.
Number Pieces is the third app in the growing MLC collection, joining the Geoboard and Number Rack apps released in the spring of 2012. The Geoboard has already topped 100,000 downloads and is currently featured in the iTunes store Middle School Zone. Several more titles will follow later this year.
These free education tools reflect MLC’s commitment to inquiry-based learning. The flexible, open-ended design makes them ideal for any learning environment that uses iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches. Web versions are also available. This series of apps complements the lessons and activities of MLC’s recently revised Bridges in Mathematics K-5 curriculum.
Development of these apps is made possible by a generous contribution from Dr. Dave Moursund, a pioneer in education technology and a founding MLC board member. The apps were designed and built in collaboration with Clarity Innovations Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions that require blended expertise in technology and education.
Rick Ludeman is president of MLC.