Researchers at Stanford University’s AAALab created Critter Corral, a freely available iPad app, to help preschoolers develop a flexible understanding of number. The child’s goal is to return a Wild West town to its former glory by helping the town’s businesses. In all games, the task is to create a 1:1 correspondence with a target amount.
Inquiry maths is a model of teaching that encourages students, aged 11 to 16, to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). Inquiries can involve a class on diverse paths of exploration or in listening to a teacher’s exposition. In inquiry maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson, with the teacher acting as the arbiter of legitimate mathematical activity.