Big Ideas Learning has partnered with RD Imagine to launch a new math game, My Dear Aunt Sally, that reinforces many of the skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards in grades 2-8. The over 300 difficulty levels of the game range from adding whole numbers to multiple operations involving rational numbers.
My Dear Aunt Sally was developed by Ron Larson, Ph.D., author of the Big Ideas Math program. The game was 6 months in development and incorporates successful learning styles recommended by the new Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Larson said “When I started looking at the math games that are available, I realized two things. First, they aren’t fun. Second and more importantly, they don’t employ higher level thinking that is so necessary for success in mathematics. With My Dear Aunt Sally, we changed that. The game is both fun and employs higher level thinking.”
The game covers the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponents, as applied to whole numbers, integers, decimals, fractions, and rational numbers. Embedded in the game are dozens of animations and bonus games.
Check out the fantastic review of My Dear Aunt Sally over at Fun Educational Apps.