# Jack and the Beanstalk - A Mathematical Adventure for Kids

Games have become one of the most effective tools to engage kids. As kids love to play games, they won’t feel like they are learning if we engage them with educational games. A lecture makes students understand a concept, an animated video makes them
clear about a concept and a game involves students in the concept.

Many kids feel difficulty in learning Math but nowadays technology is a boon to them. There are numerous apps and games that help kids learn Math with ease. In this article we’ve come up with a new app “Jack and the Beanstalk- a Mathematical Adventure”. Let’s learn about it.

Jack and the Beanstalk- a Mathematical Adventure is an awesome Math learning app which provides kids with a unique and fun way to learn and practice Mathematics. It is a story telling game which follows the story of Jack in the Beanstalk, however, within added math twists.

Quick Guide:

Jack and the Beanstalk is a game which revolves around the story of a courageous adventurer Jack. The player’s task is to help Jack on his journey. At key moments of the story, Jack asks for help. The player should use his/her mathematical skills to help Jack in overcoming the problems.

Once after opening this application, you can see three options: Start at the beginning, Continue last session and Go to a favorite page. As it’s a story-based game, kids get a story book feel while playing it. It has a nice illustration in the background as well as a narration done in the voice of a guy. While the story is running, the game takes you to solve some Math problems.

Example 1. The story appears to be like this “Jack sold the cow for \$8 and the beans cost \$5.25” and it asks you to drag the correct amount of money to old women’s purse from Jack’s wallet.

Example 2. The story appears to be like this “Beanstalk grew 3 feet every hour. How many feet did it grow in 4 hours?” The player’s task is to pull the bean stalk up to the right height which is measured on the scale adjacent to it. Kids find it very interactive.

After solving these Math problems, it takes you to the next part of the story. It’s a cool way of engaging kids with Math problems step by step while moving them in a story. It helps kids learn the basics of Math in a fun and interactive way. It becomes adventures as the player progresses through the story.  This is the basic information about the game Jack and Beanstalk. Let’s learn about its features quickly.

Features:

Interactive: As it’s a storytelling and game-based activity, kids find it very interactive.

Valuable Practices: Counting Money, Clock Problems, Shape recognition, Addition and Subtraction, etc. are the key focuses of this app.

Colorful graphics and illustrations: The graphics and illustrations are additional attractions of this game.

The Jack and the Beanstalk- a Mathematical Adventure app is great for young children to experience on their own or as part of a classroom setting. It’s now available on iTunes.

Requires: iOS 4.3 or later.

Price: \$2.99

You can download the printable resource pack here which helps you in extending the reach and capabilities of your single iPad, if you don’t have many in the classroom. We hope this information is useful for you to know about this great Math learning app. To know more about similar learning apps and tools like “Jack and the Beanstalk”, you may refer to our following articles.

Devotee of Dr. Abdul Kalam. Following his path of Creating Creative Education in India. Contributing my works in "India Vision 2020". Former EdTech Blogger/Researcher at ETR India

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