The Building Blocks app from Akshara Foundation is a FREE learning app that lets children practice math concepts learnt at school, as a set of fun games. It is designed to work on the most basic-level smart phones, ONLINE and OFFLINE. Mapped to NCF2005 guidelines, it is currently available in 4 regional languages and offers a total of 150+ intuitive math games.
Children in schools typically are exposed to math learning for less than 2 hours a week. Moreover, many of them do not have a learning environment at home. This new app provides access to math practice and learning to children from grades 1-5.
⚫ Designed to reinforce math concepts learnt at school
⚫ A gamified version of the school syllabus – mapped to NCF 2005 themes
⚫ Suitable for children from ages 6-12 (Grade 1 to Grade 5)
⚫ Available in four languages - English, Kannada, Hindi and Odiya
⚫ Is interactive and intuitive
⚫ Strictly adheres to math pedagogy, taking the child progressively through concepts
from concrete to abstract.
⚫ Is highly engaging – has simple animations, relatable characters and a colourful
⚫ All instructions are audio based, to facilitate ease of use
⚫ 6 children can play this game on a single device.
⚫ Has more than 150 interactive activities
⚫ Has a Practice Mode – to reinforce concepts learnt
⚫ And a Challenge Mode – to assess levels of learning
⚫ There are no in-app purchases, up sells or advertisements
⚫ Available FREE of cost
⚫ Works on the most basic-level smartphones, ONLINE and OFFLINE.
⚫ All the games are tested on smartphones with 1GB RAM and also on Android-based
Contents of the App include:
⚫ Number Sense - Number recognition, Number Tracing, Sequence, Counting- Forward,
backward, missing numbers, before and after number ,Place Value, Fractions - for 1, 2,
and 3 digit numbers
⚫ Comparison- Greater than, Lesser than, Equal, Ascending order, Descending order,
Number formation - for 1,2 and 3 digit numbers
⚫ Number Operations – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division - for 1, 2, and 3
⚫ Measurements – Spatial relationships - far-near, narrow-wide, small-big, thin-thick
,tall- short, heavy-light
⚫ Length - measure non-standard units and with standard units - in centimetre (cm) and
⚫ Weight - measure with non-standard units, standard unit - in gram(g), Kilogram(kg)
⚫ Volume - Capacity - non-standard units, standard unit - millilitre (ml), litre(l)
⭕ Calendar- Identify parts of the calendar - date, day, year, days of the week, month
⭕ Clock - Identify parts of the clock, Read the time, Showing time
⭕ Elapsed Time - Sequence events of the day