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Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge

Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge

Spring 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

Dragon Shapes by Lighthouse Learning is an entertaining, Tangram-based puzzle game in which children manipulate and combine basic shapes to create a variety of increasingly complex designs. In the game's main quest, players are introduced to a friendly dragon who finds himself lost in the forest; only by solving geometric puzzles and progressing through the game's four levels, can the villagers find their beloved friend. Children learn the names and properties of shapes such as square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoids and pentagons. By playing through the game's fifty geometric puzzles, children gain mathematical confidence, learn geometric vocabulary, develop spatial awareness and visualization skills, and develop an intuitive sense of geometric relations (e.g., how two shapes can combine to form a new shape).

The app also features a "Grown-ups" section, which includes an in-app purchase, contact information, audio settings, web link on/off settings, and a detailed description of the game as well as its learning outcomes.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Lighthouse Learning
Available on iTunes

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