Children can learn the numbers 1 to 10 while playing a game with Dora, a clever mouse. The game is inspired by the “Hejny method” of teaching mathematics. This method says:
Do you know how many windows there are in your house? Probably not by heart… but if you give it some thought, you will be able to come up with an answer. And your answer will be correct. That is because you have a schema – in other words, a plan – of the house in your mind.
Children also have schemata in their minds. The Hejny method strengthens and interlinks these schemata, and infers general patterns from them. ‘Dora is counting to 10’ is inspired by this principle of building schemata.
Many educational apps and games copy paperback textbooks and bring their content behind the display. This is app is different – technology is used in a new way to boost thinking skills and manipulation with a multi-touch display (creating schemata with hand motions).
What content is in the game?
There are three major topics:
The game is divided to 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. In every season, there are 4 types of lesson. In every type are 16 exercises for your pupils can solve.
Finally, take a look at a video preview of the game:
Download on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dora-is-counting-to-10-math/id1138230645?mt=8