Crackers and Goo iPad App: Understanding Patterns

CaptureThe free Crackers and Goo iPad app, created by Jerry McFerran is great for higher order thinking skills. Crackers and Goo uses patterns to teach students how to think critically. In order to do this, students need to identify patterns and make decisions about how to complete those patterns. There are over 6,000 different fun and challenging math games for K-6th graders!

Critical Thinking Skills include:
•Counting and skip-counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s
•Pattern recognition and sorting
•Addition within 10, 20, 100, and 1,000
•Mental arithmetic strategies, including grouping
•Repeat-addition, leading to multiplication
•Rounding and multiplying
•Expanding and multiplying
•Algebraic concept

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