A very basic game for children just beginning to learn about numbers. Using numbers up to 32, Count Sort helps children recognize that counting must be done in a one-to-one fashion. Options exist to limit the counting target to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 32 chips. The game also develops early numeral recognition and early recognition of number families. The iPad version includes an option to display the chips in 10 Frames. Developed as part of the NumberSense Project at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
What's new in version 1.5.0
Please note that the More Than/Less Than activity has been removed from the iPad version of Count Sort. It was never part of the iPod version. The 10 Frames option still exists on the iPad version only. If the More/Less activity is important in your work with students, please let me know and Ill will put together a new app that includes that activity by the middle of August 2015.Fixed a problem that appeared when using the app on iPod/iPhone with iOS8.x. When making selections under the Options menu, a white rectangle would appear along the bottom of the screen and the app locked up.Added an option to the iPad version to select specific, multiple chip styles rather than only being able to select one specific style or random chip styles. This change was suggested by Teacher Candidates as they worked with kindergarten students who were working with two and three addends. The option to display Sort, Count, and Estimate problems with a random combination of blue and yellow chips equalling the target number still exists. The chips are now always draggable in the iPad version. They used to lock into place when the Grid display option was selected. The Grid display option still exists.Changed the way the distractors are generated on the iPad version when the multiple choice option is being used. This change was suggested by Teacher Candidates as they worked with kindergarten students. They are now within the range designated by the Maximum Chips setting.Fixed a couple minor formatting bugs and updated the icons.Thanks to Lisa B and Julie D for their comments and suggestions.
ReleaseMay 12, 2015
Date AddedMay 12, 2015
Additional RequirementsCompatible with iPod Touch (2nd generation or later, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.