Mandalar is the fifth generation of the original - and best! - pattern blocks app on the Internet.
o Create beautiful geometric tilings, mandalas, and tesselations! Or just doodle!
o Soothing creative fun for all ages!
o Educational math for kids down to preschool, K-2!
o Wonderful stress relief game for adults.
o Share your artwork with friends! By email, SMS, or on the Pattern Blocks art gallery at http://mathtoybox.com.
o Email Mom your design, and she can edit it on her computer! Fully cross-operable with web-based PatternBlocks.
o Block Internet access for young children!
Mandalar is available for iOS and Android, smartphones and tablets.
Relax - tap a polygon today.
Five activities help kids become familiar with a number of common shapes and their names. All shape names that appear on screen can be spoken. Settings allow this to happen automatically or only when the child taps the shape's name - so a child can simply listen and learn the names of the shapes or they can say what they think a shape is before hearing its name.
The five activities are:
Watch and hear a shedling as it draws out a shape line by line. Can you guess what the shape is before it is complete? The sides of the shape play sounds that are related to their lengths and the shedling giggles at each corner, so you can play an eyes closed game and try to guess the shape by sound alone.
Play with differently shaped fishes and see their differently shaped bubbles. The bubbles grow and rotate as they float up through the water. Can you still say what the shapes are even when they are different sizes and at different angles? Have fun making and popping bubbles. An option allows bubbles to say their shapes as they are popped.
Pick the shape that is the same type as the shedling. Can you recognise the shapes even when they don't match the shedling exactly? What about when they are at an angle? Each set of shapes contains a range of sizes and proportions where possible - for example, there are differently proportioned rectangles and triangles.
Use the picture maker to play with shapes and explore their relationships with each other. What pictures, patterns and designs can you make? Snapping to position helps little hands line up the shapes.
Put the cut up pieces of a shape together to see what you get. Can you tell what the shape is before it is completed? Can you tell just by looking at the pieces?
All activities in this app need a long press on the button that returns the app to the menu screen. This is so that children who bump into the button accidentally don't shoot straight out of the activity, which could be particularly upsetting when using the picture maker. Please let me know at email@example.com whether this is useful or annoying!
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It incorporates different types of geoboard, orthogonal, isometrical or circular, so that children can experience and take the plunge of intuitive thinking and open-mindness towards innovation.
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EmokGEOMETRY takes care of every detail so that its use provides an enjoyable experience for the senses. It is nice to experience the scenarios and the music, composed specifically for emokio, are designed to accompany a quiet and relaxed way to use this app.
While children play, they will not see advertising, or social networks, or integrated shopping.
There is also aemokGEOMETRY class version used on the school´s interactive whiteboard. Where permitted with teacher guidance, to include questions through activities and work with the needs and the potential of a more personalized way. The emokGEOMETRY class version has no game mode: www.emokapps.com
And for children of younger age, emokioQuiRiSKY has developed a program which introduces the smaller audience to the world of learning of geometry, spatial reasoning and visual perception.