After addition, kids start learning multiplication. Kids start with the early concepts of double, triple, and then further on to bigger single digit multiplications. For some kids this transition comes easy, for some it may not that easy, and can even be frustrating some time. How do you make the learning fun and engaging? I found this app Multiply Pizza Pie. It embeds multiplication into the pizza making process. Kids will make pizza then using multiplication to figure out the price. It is really fun.
When you start the app, you can create a profile within the app for your child. You can also create a teacher’s account. Especially if you have more than one children, it is easier to keep kids’ progress through email.
Once the child has an account, each time, he/she can just choose his account name before starting. To play, kids are asked to make pizzas based on customers’ orders, like 5 pizzas with 2 mushrooms on each. Kids will then make 5 pizzas and count 2 mushrooms on each. They then need calculate how many mushrooms in total, and since each mushroom is $1, so they write the bill of the dollar amount to be paid. If they get the correct result, the pizzas are delivered, kids are rewarded with more topping options, and the money is added to their account.
Once they make enough money, kids can go to the store to buy furniture and decorations for their little restaurant.
Depending on kids’ level, parents or teachers can set the number range below 5 or above 5, they can also choose to focus on one number, like just practice on multiplying 3.
If you go to the Info section, you can find some strategies on how to do the multiplication.
Overall this is a fun app for kids to learn and practice single digit multiplications. Kids will love making pizza and building the business while learning multiplication.
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