Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Factor Samurai - A Fun Factoring Game

Factor Samurai is a nice little iPhone / iPad app that students can use to practice identifying prime numbers. The app is a game in which students use a Samurai sword to chop numbers that can be factored into smaller values. As numbers appear on the screen players have to choose is they should chop them or let them pass.

The producers of Factor Samurai also produce a simple iPhone / iPad app called Alphabet Zoo for practicing recognizing the sounds of the alphabet. Each letter has an animal and animal sound (not all sounds are actual animal sounds) associated with it. The purpose of the animal picture and sounds is to help kids recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet.