- Fixed iOS 11 specific issue with main menu screen
Ratings and Reviews
Love it, BUT!
I love the app, the number sense imbued in the levels is fantastic. I love how mastering one level unlocks the next, very motivating. One big problem - the trophies. As soon as my child realized the meaning of the different colors he was no longer interested in learning the numbers but instead was working only for the gold trophy. And the first time he didn’t get one he was in tears and no longer interested in the app at all. This is a textbook example of being “punished by rewards”. Please include the option of turning off the trophies and stars. Progress bar and accuracy/speed markers are fine as objective feedback, but the “ranking” and reward associated with the trophies are detrimental to the learning and ultimately made this wonderful app unusable for us. Developers, please read Alvie Kohn’s “Punished by rewards”and continue with your fabulous work! Thank you!
Perfect app for serious learning in school or at home
I've worked in educational technology for 15 years as a teacher, administrator, researcher, and consultant and this app may have the most ingenious instructional design I've ever seen. It forces children to grapple with CONCEPTS of number, specifically to understand equivalence relationships among numerosity, magnitude, and numerals.
The surprising fact is that many (if not most) children learn math as a set of rote procedures without ever understanding the meaning of numbers. Native Numbers helps teachers and parents equip their students and children with a solid foundation of number sense that will become even more important with the transition to Common Core State Standards.
Native Numbers is also perfect for serious learning because it's one of very few apps with an online dashboard so that student progress can be conveniently monitored in one location. The dashboard makes it easy to see whether students are making good progress toward full mastery or need some support to get past a sticking point. As a result, teachers can be confident that students are actually learning something during their iPad time.
Used to be good
We used this over a year ago and I wanted my child to go back and work with it as a review but all the data was lost and even trying to setup a new dashboard it no longer works.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.