A great new app by Motion Math called Motion Math: Wings launched this week to help kids as young as kindergarten learn multiplication skills. Well known for their earlier apps focused on teaching basic math skills, Motion Math continues to challenge and delight kids – and adults – with their creative visualizations of numbers in Wings. For instance, numbers could be represented in rows of dots, a pattern or cluster of dots, or even symbols beyond using the numbers themselves.
The goal of the game is seemingly simple: fly a bird through the air and steer it toward the correct answer on the screen by tipping your iOS device in the appropriate direction. Motion Math: Wings is fast-paced, and as the levels increase, so does the difficulty as you fly your bird through the correct answer on the screen. Even for parents, it provides a good mental challenge!
Motion Math recommends Wings for kids 4-7, 8-10 and 11-12 based on the level of the modules. The app is free for the iPhone and iPad in iTunes, but you can add additional modules through an in-app purchase for either $1.99 or $2.99 depending on the difficulty. Pre-Multiplication costs $1.99, and both Basic and Advanced Multiplication can be purchased for $2.99 each or $6.99 for all levels.