This week’s free app is Number Line by Todd Bowen. The first thing that caught my attention about this app is the developer: Bowen constructed this app while he was getting his PhD at Virginia Tech for Instructional Design and Technology. I don’t know about you, but I love apps created by educators, because they usually take into account how apps would work in a classroom setting, and are often easier to integrate into activities.
Number Line is no exception: the game is designed to allow students to visually order decimals, percents and fractions on a number line. Students earn points and move across levels by correctly ordering and placing the numbers on the line.