Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Number Pieces and Number Pieces Basic

Number Pieces
Number Pieces Basic
Number Pieces and Number Pieces Basic are free iPad apps with digital manipulatives to help students develop a deeper understanding of place value, counting, addition, subtraction, grouping and multi-digit numbers. Number Pieces has additional features for older students (see below).

In addition, there is a web app available:

http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/number-pieces/

Number Pieces Basic:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/number-pieces-basic-by-math/id611452042?mt=8

Number Pieces:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/number-pieces-by-math-learning/id605433778?mt=8

Features of Number Pieces Basic (Intended for primary grades):

  • Digital manipulative pieces in ones, tens and hundreds focusing on place value, counting, addition and subtraction
  • Join pieces in groups of ten or break them apart
  • Choose from three colors to identify groups or pieces
  • Rotate the manipulatives 90 degrees (both Number Pieces and Number Pieces Basic)
  • Use drawing tools to label representations (both Number Pieces and Number Pieces Basic)
  • Take a screen shot to save to camera roll (both Number Pieces and Number Pieces Basic)
Features of Number Pieces (intended for older students):
  • Students can use the pieces (in ones, tens and hundreds) to represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Join pieces in groups of ten or break them apart
  • Choose from three colors to identify groups or pieces
  • Use the expanding edge piece like a measuring tape to show the dimensions of arrays created with the pieces
  • Rotate the manipulatives 90 degrees
  • Use drawing tools to label representations
  • Zoom and scroll to work with larger collections of pieces.
  • Take a screen shot to save to camera roll



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