Stick and Split
Helping Children Learn to Multiply and Divide Fluently
It all sounds great, but what does this App actually do?
Stick and Split is a deceptively simple game that children will play for hours. While they are playing, they learn multiplication and division facts (what many people call the times tables) perhaps without even realising it!
I’ve seen other times tables apps, why Stick and Split?
Other games assume maths is boring, so the game revolves around another idea. Children are motivated by winning something which they get by answering lots of questions. So the maths questions are just obstacles in the way of them doing something in the game and so sooner or later the questions become tedious. But with Stick and Split the maths is intrinsic to the game, and so children don't get bored playing, and while they play, they learn.
Who is it for
Children as young as 4 or 5 years old can learn from playing Stick and Split, but ideally they'll be between 6 and 10 years old. It also great for any other age of human who hasn't yet learned all their tables and even those who have!
Does it work on mobile phones?
We recommend tablets, especially for younger children, but yes it works on mobile phones too!
What does it cover?
Stick and Split will help a child learn both multiplication and division facts for all tables up to 12 x 12. Division is just as integral to the game as multiplication.
Why is it called Stick and Split
In the game children must convert numbers into other numbers. They do this by either sticking numbers of the same size together (multiplying) or by splitting numbers into a certain number of parts (dividing).