Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure is an new App for the iPad. The App allows you to work through well presented puzzles and solve maths problems. It is a fun way of learning some maths and even if not used in class, it may be a good recommendation to send home for parents!
“Hi, my name is Jack. I know you have all heard of me before, I’m the guy who climbs an enormous beanstalk to retrieve the princess’ amulet. But today I would like to tell you the real story of how I was actually able to accomplish such a feat.
My adventure all starts with a simple math question. I know what you’re thinking – how does math have anything to do with my epic adventure? Let me confess to you my secret to confronting and out-smarting a giant; the secret is maths. I used maths to initially buy the beans, I used maths to help sort through the giant’s treasure of all sorts of geometric shapes and help me find the amulet. I used maths for just about every major obstacle on my journey.
Join me on my epic maths adventure where you can help me avoid being boiled for breakfast or figure out if I will have enough time to make it down the beanstalk before the giant catches me.” (Math File Folder Games)
There is a huge amount of information about the game on Math File Folder Games, the site where the above quote came from, and also where you can also sign up to receive the “Ultimate Resource Pack for Jack and the Beanstalk Math Unit.”