Reviews and Awards
We are pleased to tell you that our 3 Snakes app has been reviewed by the Educational App Store and awarded an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status. Furthermore, they have reviewed this app as a fantastic resource for learning.
How to Play
3 Snakes is a great way to prepare your child for measuring length. Length concepts such as longer/longest and shorter/shortest are developed as you turn the pages of this flipper-book app.
Each challenge comes in the form of an instruction like “Make a long red snake and two short green and blue snakes.”
Sounds easy? Try it yourself and see how you go.
A Rationale for using the app
When children first meet the idea of measuring, we tend to use informal ways of describing how long an object is. For example, we could measure with hand spans and use them as a way of describing how long the object is. The more hand spans, the longer the object; the fewer the hand spans, the shorter the object. Well, with snakes in the jungle, measuring with hand spans is NOT a good idea! Instead, we can count the humps that the snakes make as they wriggle along. Counting humps is an informal measure of length that is a completely natural way in which to introduce children to the concepts of long, longer and longest as well as short, shorter and shortest.
If you want to find out if the green snake is longer than the blue snake, count humps and the snake with the most humps will be the longest, while the snake with the least humps will be the shortest.
In the classroom
Although 3 Snakes is an app that can be used by individual players, it is also a resource that can be used in the classroom. The following lesson plan and activity may help you to make the most of this app with a group of students or the whole class.
This app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Released: 09 August 2011
Size: 16.8 MB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
This product can also be used as a resource for the classroom. The following lesson plan and activity may help you to make the most of the product with a group of students or the whole class.Download Lesson Plan