***See a 3 year old girl in Japan learning geometry with our app: http://youtu.be/WiTCMrxGOZ8 ***
Introducing the Montessori Geometric Cabinet!
Learn to identify and name the geometric shapes using this time tested Montessori method. The materials presented in this app are exact replicas of the Montessori materials found in the classroom. The audio presentations and prompts will engage your child to follow along and complete the activities as they learn to identify the forms! The geometric cabinet along with the matching cards are part of the Montessori introduction to mathematics for young children.
A presentation tray and six trays of shapes are included. The name and identity of each shape are presented to the child before prompting them to place the insets back in the tray, one by one. The geometry cards are included to allow the child to play matching games that teach them to identify shapes in both solid and outline form.
This app was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified, Montessori teacher with over forty years experience teaching children!
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Updated for 64GB compatibility!
Ratings and Reviews
Not as interactive as it should be; not engaging for age group
I don’t think this is an app worthwhile for classroom use. It is not an engaging application and could be more effective if used with flashcards rather than the iPad. It is not as interactive as it leads on to be. In the directions it says to “place” the shape in the tray. Instead of physically moving the shape to the tray by touching and dragging, the student only has to touch it and the app does the dragging automatically. This may not be as effective for students when learning shapes and their names.
For some of the activities, the app has three different shapes with thick lines and thin lines. The app asks the student to sort their shape regarding the thickness of the line along with their shape. This task is extra and does not correlate with any of the Common Core standards.
One part of the app that I did like for Kindergartners is that it lets them have the option to learn the shapes and then practice them. It also has audio prompts that give the students directions on what shapes to match to each other. This is helpful because younger students will need this audio direction rather than reading directions. However, the students may become bored with listening to the same slow voice repeatedly.
This app is meant for quiet study. maybe not classroom, but it does teach shapes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.