Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fetch! Lunch Rush! - An Augmented Reality Math Game

Fetch! Lunch Rush! is a neat use of augmented reality to create a mathematics lesson for young students. The free iPhone app (it also worked on my iPad 2) was developed by PBS Kids. The purpose of the app is to get kids moving about a room in search of numbers that are the correct answer to the questions posed to them on the app. Students read the arithmetic problem on the app then search out the correct answer. When they think they have found the correct answer they scan it with their iPhone or iPad to find out if they are correct or not.

Applications for Education
To have your students play Fetch! Lunch Rush! you do have to download and print some game pieces to distribute about your classroom. After you have done that you're ready to let your students play the game. The app allows up to four players to use the same device.