Whether it’s hopping across a pond with a frog or playing with ladybugs, Num Fu fully engages young students while practicing basic math skills. Number fact mastery is essential in forming the foundational skills that all other math tasks are built on. A new series of math education apps, developed by ORIGO Education provides essential practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts in an appropriate developmental sequence. The teaching rationale stems from decades of research on how children best learn basic facts.
“I’m always on the lookout for ways to make addition more fun,” says Rhonda Cravins, first grade teacher at Fort Worth Independent School District. “In the classroom, we use a variety of strategies to understand and memorize necessary math facts. I’ve recently discovered ORIGO’s Num Fu – Addition app and just love it! Students work their way up to harder questions while increasing their accuracy and speed.”
Num Fu’s teaching strategy stems from research that highlights the importance of mastering the basic facts. By definition, basic facts are the simplest calculations that most people are expected to know automatically, including up to 9 + 9 and 9 x 9 and their subtraction and division counterparts. These basic facts form the foundation for calculating with greater numbers. “We designed Num Fu with the intent of creating solutions to two common problems that parents and teachers experience,” said James Burnett, president of ORIGO Education. “First, the functional problem of creating another way for kids to practice math facts, and second, how to transform that practice into an engaging and fun experience. With Num Fu, kids have a fun, interactive way to develop math skills right from their mobile device.”
Num Fu – Addition is available for free in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Num Fu -Subtraction, Multiplication and Division apps are available for $1.99 each. A bundle package, exclusive to the iTunes store, is available for $4.99.