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"The visual approach of using patterns to build math skills is excellent!"-Common Sense Media"A fun math app that will teach your kids many different concepts"- Fun Educational AppsCrackers and Goo offers a perfect blend of action, pattern matching, and math skills. No other math app offers such a powerful educational experience in one package. Theresa Gorey, Learning SpecialistCrackers and Goo is a math game designed by a math educator with the goal of teaching children critical thinking, a skill that elevates thinking beyond memorization into the realm of analysis and logic. Developing critical thinking skills in children is a major objective of the new Common Core standards. Crackers and Goo uses patterns to teach children how to think critically; they need to identify patterns and make decisions about how to complete those patterns. Education experts agree that patterning is an excellent tool to help young children develop and grow their critical thinking skills. Over 6,000 different fun and challenging math games for K-6th graders!Crackers and Goo was designed specifically for the Common Core Standards of Mathematics. The game emphasizes three of the Standards for Mathematics:Reason abstractly and quantitativelyLook for and make use of structureLook for and express regularity in repeated reasoningCRITICAL LEARNING SKILLSCounting and skip-counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s Pattern recognition and sortingAddition within 10, 20, 100, and 1,000Mental arithmetic strategies, including groupingRepeat-addition, leading to multiplication Rounding and multiplyingExpanding and multiplyingAlgebraic conceptsRECOMMENDED AGES AND SKILL LEVELSGrades K-1: game levels 1-4 Grades 2-3: game levels 5 - 7Grades 4-5: game levels 8 - 11Grades 5 and up: game levels 12 - 16FEATURESOver 6,000 different games and 100 hours of play Lots of action: players form patterns with flying crackers while dodging goo splats! A math problem must be solved to win the game once the correct patterns are completed.16 different levels of play, each with over 5 hours of play and focusing on increasingly complex math skillsDemo mode showing how to play the gameMultiple players with separate tracking of scores and stats: each player has a customized name, sneaker avatar, and game play progress.Hints for completing patterns in every gameClues for math strategies to use in more complex games PRIVACYWe do not collect personally identifiable informationOur app does not generate performance reportsNo in-app purchasesWe have no social media integrationWe have a link to our Web siteWe have no adsWe use no third parties