Fairy Bells

FairyBells is a fun movement-based learning game that is designed to help children fine tune their Math word problem solving skills involving numbers, fractions and units.

Children get to play the role of an animated fairy character that is seeking for her friends that are hiding around the magical fairy village. As the fairy visits specific places in the village, the child is requested to solve Math problems correctly in order to find her merry friends.

Throughout the game, the child is encouraged to make mental calculations to solve one and two-step word problems. Physical activities such as jumping is required to answer the problem correctly. For example, the child will need to jump to knock over a bell that contains the correct answer in order to reveal one of the fairy’s hidden friends.

Once the Math problem is answered correctly, the fairy’s friend pops out and moves safely to a base within the village, while she continues to search for the rest of her friends. If the answer is incorrect, the child has a second chance to solve the problem. If the child doesn’t succeed in the answer, another character appears and states that the fairy’s friend cannot join her just yet and to keep trying!

 

This engaging game offers a variety of eye-catching visuals and tasks to encourage Math practice, as well as mathematical reasoning and structural thinking with word problems.

 

Teachers can also:

•              Encourage students to solve one and two-step Math word problems that involve addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication

•              Identify strengths and weaknesses in the students’ understanding of the operations with numbers, fractions and units

•              Engage students in hands-on stimulating activities when it comes to understanding the concept of quantities and relationships amongst numbers in Math word problem descriptions

•              Motivate children to practice using the four core Math operations in word problems that includes distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and currency

•              Boosts gross motor skills development, balance and full body coordination since the child needs to make side-walks and jumps to answer questions properly

 

Additionally, teachers and therapists can select the type of problem activities to use on their child. The word problems range from single step addition to multi-step equations with fractions and units appropriate for grades 1-5. Also, the timer and the number of Math problems can be adjusted (as this number reveals the number of fairies that are hiding).

Increase your child’s Math building skills and take them on an interactive quest in the land of FairyBells! 

Supported goals in

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.C
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.6
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.2
Math
Grade: 4
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.2
Math
Grade: K
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3
Math
Grade: 3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.A.1
Math
Grade: 2
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.A.2
Math
Grade: 1
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CA.MATH.4.MD.2
Math
Grade: 4
Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
CA.MATH.1.OA.2
Math
Grade: 1
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CA.MATH.3.OA.3
Math
Grade: 3
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CA.MATH.5.NF.7c
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real-world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
CA.MATH.5.NF.6
Math
Grade: 5
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
CA.MATH.K.OA.2
Math
Grade: K
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
CA.MATH.2.OA.1
Math
Grade: 2
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
MAFS.5.NF.2.7c
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
MAFS.3.OA.1.3
Math
Grade: 3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
MAFS.5.NF.2.6
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
MAFS.2.OA.1.1
Math
Grade: 2
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
MAFS.1.OA.1.2
Math
Grade: 1
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
MAFS.K.OA.1.2
Math
Grade: K
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
MAFS.4.MD.1.2
Math
Grade: 4
Use the four operations to solve word problems1 involving distances, intervalsof time, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals. Represent fractional quantities of distance and intervals of time using linear models.
NVAC.MATH.5.NF.B.7c
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real-world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
NVAC.MATH.2.OA.A.1
Math
Grade: 2
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
NVAC.MATH.5.NF.B.6
Math
Grade: 5
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
NVAC.MATH.3.OA.A.3
Math
Grade: 3
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
NVAC.MATH.4.MD.A.2
Math
Grade: 4
Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
NVAC.MATH.K.OA.A.2
Math
Grade: K
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
NVAC.MATH.1.OA.A.2
Math
Grade: 1
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
NY.MATH.3.OA.3
Math
Grade: 3
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
NY.MATH.K.OA.2
Math
Grade: K
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
NY.MATH.1.OA.2
Math
Grade: 1
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
NY.MATH.4.MD.2
Math
Grade: 4
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
NY.MATH.5.NF.6
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
NY.MATH.5.NF.7c
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
NY.MATH.2.OA.1
Math
Grade: 2
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
NC.MATH.5.NF.7
Math
Grade: 5
Solve one-step word problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions using area and length models, and equations to represent the problem.
NC.MATH.3.OA.3
Math
Grade: 3
Represent, interpret, and solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division. 1. Solve multiplication word problems with factors up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. 2. Solve division word problems with a divisor and quotient up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, repeated subtraction and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem
NC.MATH.2.OA.1
Math
Grade: 2
Represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems, within 100, with unknowns in all positions, by using representations and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, when solving: 1. One-Step problems: Add to/Take from-Start Unknown, Compare-Bigger Unknown, Compare-Smaller Unknown 2. Two-Step problems involving single digits: Add to/Take from- Change Unknown
NC.MATH.1.OA.2
Math
Grade: 1
Represent and solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number.
NC.MATH.4.MD.2
Math
Grade: 4
Use multiplicative reasoning to convert metric measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit using place value understanding, two-column tables, and length models
NC.MATH.K.OA.2
Math
Grade: K
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, within 10, using objects or drawings to represent the problem, when solving: 1. Add to/Take From-Result Unknown 2. Put Together/ Take Apart (Total Unknown and Two Addends Unknown)
SC.MATH.4.MDA.2
Math
Grade: 4
Solve real-world problems involving distance/length, intervals of time within 12 hours, liquid volume, mass, and money using the four operations.
SC.MATH.1.ATO.2
Math
Grade: 1
Solve real-world/story problems that include three whole number addends whose sum is less than or equal to 20.
SC.MATH.3.ATO.3
Math
Grade: 3
Solve real-world problems involving equal groups, area/array, and number line models using basic multiplication and related division facts. Represent the problem situation using an equation with a symbol for the unknown.
SC.MATH.K.ATO.2
Math
Grade: K
Solve real-world/story problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and differences within 10.
SC.MATH.5.NSF.6
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a fraction, improper fraction and a mixed number.
SC.MATH.2.ATO.1
Math
Grade: 2
Solve one- and two-step real-world/story problems using addition (as a joining action and as a part-part-whole action) and subtraction (as a separation action, finding parts of the whole, and as a comparison) through 99 with unknowns in all positions.
SC.MATH.5.NSF.8
Math
Grade: 5
Solve real-world problems involving division of unit fractions and whole numbers, using visual fraction models and equations.
No supported goals.
VASOL.MATH.3.M.8
Math
Grade: 3
The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change.
VASOL.MATH.3.CE.6
Math
Grade: 3
The student will represent multiplication and division, using area, set, and number line models, and create and solve problems that involve multiplication of two whole numbers, one factor 99 or less and the second?factor 5 or less.
VASOL.MATH.K.CE.6
Math
Grade: K
The student will model adding and subtracting whole numbers, using up to 10 concrete objects.
VASOL.MATH.2.CE.6b
Math
Grade: 2
The student, given two whole numbers whose sum is 99 or less, will find the sum, using various methods of calculation.
VASOL.MATH.1.CE.6
Math
Grade: 1
The student will create and solve one-step story and picture problems using basic addition facts with sums to 18 or less and the corresponding subtraction facts
VASOL.MATH.2.CE.7b
Math
Grade: 2
The student, given two whole numbers, each of which is 99 or less, will find the difference, using various methods of calculation.
VASOL.MATH.2.CE.8
Math
Grade: 2
The student will create and solve one- and two-step addition and subtraction problems, using data from simple tables, picture graphs, and bar graphs.
VASOL.MATH.3.NNS.2
Math
Grade: 3
The student will recognize and use the inverse relationships between addition/subtraction and multiplication/division to complete basic fact sentences. The student will use these relationships to solve problems.
VASOL.MATH.4.CE.5c
Math
Grade: 4
The student will add and subtract with decimals
VASOL.MATH.5.M.10
Math
Grade: 5
The student will determine an amount of elapsed time in hours and minutes within a 24-hour period.

Settings

Setting

Options

I CAN statement

Music

Disable/enable background music.

  • On
  • Off
Sound effects

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand that there are sounds when I choose an item.

Select hand
  • Left
  • Right

I CAN select the “Play” button with my left hand.

Fairy
  • Sophie
  • Sam
Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item.

  • 0.5 sec
  • 1 sec
  • 1.5 sec
  • 2 secs
  • 2.5 secs
  • 3 secs

I CAN select the “Play Button”, keeping my hand stable for 3 seconds.

Timer
  • On
  • Off
timer_value

Time available to complete each question.

Disable if the student feels pressure.

  • 1 min
  • 2 mins
  • 3 mins
  • 4 mins
  • 5 mins

I CAN solve a math problem in 2 mins.

Interaction mode

Interaction mode allows teachers to select the action that students should practice on. It can be a single “Jump” or the child could raise his “Hands” up to select the correct bell.  

  • Jump
  • Hands

I CAN select the correct answer by jumping.

Content language

Choose the language of the game content.

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

I CAN solve math problems in English.

Number of questions

This shows the number of math problems that the child is called to solve.

  • 3 questions
  • 4 questions
  • 5 questions

I CAN solve 3 math problems and help the fairy find 3 of her friends.

Question category

Question category allows teachers to match students’ skills with content available in the game.   This content can be changed according to the teacher’s preference and children’s needs for practicing with math problems.

  • Add and subtract within 10
  • Addition of three whole numbers whose sum is up to 20
  • Add and subtract within 100
  • Products of whole numbers
  • Four operations with distances, time, volumes, masses, and money
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions - same whole and like denominators
  • Multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Division of unit fractions and non-zero whole numbers

I CAN learn to add and subtract within 100 by solving real world problems.

Reports

Pie chart data & Statistics   This shows statistics on the amount of time the student spent on each question and on the number of correctly and wrongly answered math problems.   Also, it depicts student’s tries analytically.