Zero Our Hero focuses on what I consider the most important area of the primary school mathematics curriculum- place value. Every school and classroom across the world teaches place value and without a sound understanding students struggle with mathematics. Place value is basically the backbone of all mathematics. It requires an understanding of numbers, quantity and computation.
I, like you, have been driven crazy by loud, annoying sounds and music, have been caught out by In-App purchases and have been constantly disappointed by a lack of quality educational content in Apps. For these reasons I have carefully designed Zero Our Hero to avoid these issues and provide you with a simple but effective tool to develop your child's understanding of place value.
Your child will be challenged with research-based content that addresses place value like no other resource on the market. How do I know this? Because throughout my PhD I looked extensively at the resources available in place value and I guarantee that my App is the most comprehensive tool currently available.
Zero Our Hero has an engaging design but you can be assured it is content based rather than game based. There are no bells and whistles. It is simply a wide variety of quality questions that will challenge your child at their point of need. What does this mean? Well, as you know schools are mostly based around the "year level content". That is, if students are in Year 3 they are for the most part taught Year 3 curriculum. This App is designed to target your child at their point of need. Thus your child is not bound by their age or their year level but their level of understanding. This provides your child with the opportunity to reach their individual potential.
As parents we all want to help our children at home in Mathematics. However, one of the hardest things to know is the content your child should be studying and what to move them onto next. Through Zero Our Hero I have done all of this for you. There are 4 stages of difficulty and students have to prove they have mastered each stage by answering 10 questions in 6 different areas of place value. They are then considered ready to progress to the next Stage of difficulty.
I have designed this App so your child can work on it independently. However, many parents I have shown the App to, comment on how watching their child complete the questions provided them with examples of content they could work on further with their child.
So in conclusion, Zero Our Hero is a research-based, teacher designed Educational App that can be used at school or at home. If you are interested in finding out more about the App please visit the other sections of our website or download the App at the App store.