Math Made Fun: Little Wizy’s Kingdom
Do your kids like Minecraft? Can we make Math fun again? This app is a wonderful app full of the power of Minecraft, but uses simple user-friendly ways to integrate Math skills. Little Wizy’s Kingdom is lovely for young users, parents and teachers who are wanting their children to learn life long skills, such as problem solving questions, then this app will satisfy your quench.
As an educator, and a parent, I am wanting my children to use apps to springboard themselves into learning, rather than just engage the thrill-of-the-game part of the brain. Sometimes I will ask my kids at home and at school to use the tablet, and they are not that excited because they know that part of this technology tool is to teach them skills, such as rote learning for Math drills. Please watch the YouTube video to see how my children at home interact with this wonderful app. I have a 5 year-old and a 7 year-old who absolutely adored learning about gaining coins and lives. I would suggest this app for intermediate elementary school for full independent use, due to the Math questions. If parents want, they can sit down with their child as young as preschool to work with them on this app.
The Goal of this App
The user must collect money, lives and more to survive and create their magical world. The world has been devastated by a looming dark cloud known as Arrogantious and the hope is that you can rebuild our kingdom and reactivate the Towers using your intellect. The timer is on, so the user must be very careful with using his or her time wisely. Little Wizy’s Kingdom is set up so the user will go to the floating towers around the floating island and play educational games to gain rewards. The young user solves Math Problems and designs his or her world. This app brings creativity and Minecraft-like action that will intrigue and engage students.
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Teaching Kids with this App
- Learn about Math problems
- Higher order thinking to solve problems – multiple steps
- Time Management
- Creativity to build the user’s world
- Manage commodities
- Can springboard into a creative writing assignments on their world.
- Teacher mode can be purchased in this app.
Kindergarten to Grade Two (Ages 4 to 8) – Will need adult help at times
- Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as electronic books, simulation software, and websites.
Grade Three to Grade Five (Ages 9 to 11)
- Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses
Grade Six to Grade Nine (Ages 12 to 15)
- Select and use the appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems
Digital Tools/Resources: Virtual software used to enhance and implement educational strategies.
|BC’s 3 Cross-Curricular Competencies||Matching Digital Literacy Standards|
|Communication (C)||Communication and Collaboration (CC)
Research and Information Fluency (RI)
|Thinking (T)||Research and Information Fluency (RI)
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (CPD)
Creativity and Innovation (CI)
|Personal and Social (PS)||Digital Citizenship (DC)|
|Technology Operations and Concepts (TOC)|
- Ask the students to work together with another student, or a younger child to build their world.
- If older students (Grade 5 students) work with the younger students, then they will need to solve the Math problems.
- Ask students after they have worked with each other to build and solve problems, “Did you work well together?” If not, why and if so, why?
Primary Numeracy [Examples Below are Grade Three Focused]
- Shows understanding of multiplication to 5 x 5 in a variety of ways
- Demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of numbers with answers to 1000 (limited to 1,2, and 3-digit numerals) by using personal strategies for adding and subtracting with and without the support of manipulatives.
- Describe 3-D objects according to the shape of the faces, and the number of edges and vertices
Primary Language Arts [Examples Below are Grade Two Focused]
- Create imaginative writing and representations, often modeled on those they have read, heard or viewed
Intermediate Numeracy [Examples Below are Grade Four Focused]
- Explains the properties of 0 and 1 for multiplication and the property of 1 for division
- Describes and applies mental math strategies to answer multiplication facts to 81 and related division facts
Intermediate Language Arts [Examples Below are Grade Five Focused]
- Select and uses strategies when presenting and expressing ideas, information, and feelings including monitoring comprehension
- Numeracy: Use Little Wizy’s Kingdom app to talk about geometric shapes – cubes, rectangular prisms
- Numeracy: Create a Math journal, where the students record all their working while solving Little Wizy’s Math problems with adding, subtracting, multiplication and even division skills.
- Language Arts: Ask students to create their world and then create a writing piece describing their world