Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Foundation
Help your preschooler develop early math skills with this science-backed game!
- Current Version: 1.3
- Updated: July 21, 2017
- Requires Android: 4.1 and up
- Installs: 1,000 - 5,000
"Kudos for putting together an academic-research background with an imaginative, playful presentation to try to help kids build a solid early math foundation.â - Common Sense Media
Help your preschooler develop early math skills with this science-backed game! Fuzzy Numbers provides a fairy-tale setting for children to practice foundational early math skills.
Your child will love exploring Princess Poodleâs castle, Prince Frogâs beanstalk, Witch Catâs potion school, and Pirate Whaleâs treasure cove. Each scene is designed to help your child exercise his or her intuitive sense of quantity, or ânumber senseâ.
Research shows that children with a stronger number sense tend to perform better on real math tests (Halberda et al., 2008). Four and five year old children who played digital number sense games demonstrated better math performance (on tests of counting, number identification, addition, etc.) compared to control groups, when tested right after a brief practice (Wang et al., 2016) or after several weeks of practice (Park et al., 2016). Fuzzy Numbers is adaptive and continually challenges your childâs number sense. Children from ages 3 to 5 enjoy playing Fuzzy Numbers, a reimagined version of our first number sense game, More 4 Monkey.
Cognitive ToyBox is committed to developing science-backed games to support the early learning and cognitive development of children. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
Halberda, J., Mazzocco, M. M., & Feigenson, L. (2008). Individual differences in non-verbal number acuity correlate with maths achievement. Nature, 455(7213), 665-668.
Park, J., Bermudez, V., Roberts, R. C., & Brannon, E. M. (2016). Non-symbolic approximate arithmetic training improves math performance in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 278-293.
Wang, J. J., Odic, D., Halberda, J., & Feigenson, L. (2016). Changing the precision of preschoolersâ approximate number system representations changes their symbolic math performance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 147, 82-99.
Troy Dalton Published date: September 5, 2017
Great, but much much too short. My 4 year old granddaughter blew through the game in 20 minutes and asked where the rest of the game was! There are only 6 or so "puzzles" in the entire game! Full Review
Joshua Cave Published date: July 10, 2017
very intuitive and runs great. Full Review
Published date: June 29, 2017
WOOHOO for Android support!! I am a preschool teacher, and Fuzzy Numbers is one of the few apps that I recommend to parents, along with ScratchJr. Full Review
Edward Maddalena Published date: June 29, 2017
Loved this math app! My kids really loved the cute animations and I loved how they were able to learn with a scientific backing Full Review
Amily He Published date: July 5, 2017
Was looking for something to play with my niece and found it. It helps introduce math skills early on. Super cool. Full Review
Hannah Calhoon Published date: June 28, 2017
Colorful and fun with multiple games to choose from. Plus, love that it's science-backed. Full Review
Shoshana Mitchell Published date: June 6, 2017
Fun to play! Great animations and interesting games to choose from! Full Review
Published date: August 5, 2017
Very cute, simple game. I thought it had it's own unique educational values but I don't exactly agree with the age group this is made for. My son is 3 1\2 years old and in my opinion, is close to the pre-k age. Only the games were so confusing to him that he lost interest right away. If there were audio instructions to inform children that are not yet reading what the objective of each game is, then this might be fun for my son. And additionally, a demonstration before the start of each game showing little ones what more and less look like. Just highlighting the group with more or less doesn't really do the job in educating kids younger than 4-5. Otherwise, this app definitely has potential. Full Review
rebecca bussi Published date: July 27, 2017
My son loves it he is smart in kinder its just perfect Full Review