Factsheet

Developer:
Miss Ward Education
Based in UK

Release date:
12 Aug, 2015

Platforms:
Apple App Store

Website:
astronora.co.uk

Regular Price:

USD$1.99
EUR€1.59
CAD$1.99
GBP£1.49

Description

Astro Nora has crash landed on a distant planet! Help her build her rocket to get back home by answering the addition and subtraction questions. Every time you answer a question correctly you earn some 'Alien Burp' coins. Spend them wisely at the burp shop! Complete a level with no mistakes and unlock a special 'Cosmic Burp'!

History

Astro Nora was born out of a frustration at the lack of simple but well designed addition and subtraction apps for Primary School children. The app was produced by Miss Ward Education, which is run by Julie Ward - a practicing Primary School teacher.

Features

  • Made especially for Foundation Stage - Year 2 children.
  • Follows the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and the New National Curriculum for KS1 children.
  • 4 difficulty levels which include a bank of over 800 questions. These levels start off quite simple but gradually become trickier and trickier.
  • A final extra hard level based on the new Year 3 National Curriculum.
  • Two different input methods. Either multiple choice or keypad mode - adding extra difficult and replayability.
  • Children are encouraged to use their mental maths skills but are given the opportunity to use a number line/100 square until the numbers become very large.
  • The game has been tried and tested with children, and has been proven to engage those children who struggle with maths as well as those who are high fliers.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "Astro Nora is a high quality app that does exactly what is advertised: it provides young students with almost limitless practice opportunities to sharpen addition and subtraction skills."
    - Sandra Fleming, Best Apps For Kids
  • "I don’t know if it is the music, the special effects, the beautiful and quirky illustrations or that I can win tokens that I then can use to make the monster burp. All I know is that I really enjoyed this game."
    - Adrian, Smart Kids' Apps
  • "Astro Nora is great. Instead of churning out unlimited questions until you burn out, the app releases them in small, customizable batches."
    - Eric Pramono, Geeks with Juniors


About Miss Ward Education

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Primary KS1 Teacher and App Developer on a quest to make great educational (and fun!) apps.

More information
More information on Miss Ward Education, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Astro Nora Credits

Julie Ward
Founder, Educational expert, Content writer

Jon Raffe
Coder

The Boy Fitz Hammond
Illustrator


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