Build To 100 by FuzzyBees – Review
Build to 100 by FuzzyBees is a customizable virtual hundred board/chart that parents and teachers can set up for students to learn the number sequence from 1 to 100 and to recognize number patterns. It’s a versatile tool that helps students to improve their number sense and mathematical problem-solving skills.
The board is essentially a 10×10 grid puzzle with 1-100 number squares/tiles. Students are required to assemble the puzzle by dragging the number tiles to their correct boxes on the board. They will know that they have placed a number correctly when the tile remains in the box while a wrong tile will bounce off the board. There are also different sound effects for each type of answers, both of which you can turn off in the settings (if you wish).
Before you start using the app with your child, it’s recommended that you experiment with the various setting options and build the board to your requirements, depending on your child’s ability and what you want him to work on. It could be matching of the number tiles to the control numbers for beginners (use the option ‘show all’ to display all numbers on the board), building the board one row (10 numbers) at a time without visual help (use ‘hide all’), filling in the missing numbers (use ‘show other’), building the board in skip pattern of 2s (with odd or even numbers) or counting in 10s, etc.
To vary the levels of difficulty, you can adjust the starting number, the number of tiles or range of numbers to work with. You can record the time taken for your child to build the board and see the progress. Working on this app also gives you the opportunities to observe how your child problem-solve in order to place the numbers in the correct boxes. With multi touch capability, two or more of your children can even play on the board together.
The hundred board is a self correcting learning tool that is used in a Montessori classroom and can be costly. A virtual version has the advantage of being easily customizable to accomodate different levels of abilities and it is more interactive. Students get immediate feedback on their answers and their success is celebrated.
I like that Build to 100 allows me to present the hundred board in many different ways so that my youngest can have a variety of practices on the hundred board and gain a thorough understanding of the number relationships, sequences and patterns. It’s a great math learning tool to have on every iPad. Here’s a free promo code for a lucky reader!
Build To 100
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen
Size: 7.38 MB
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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.