“Gridloch is paradoxically simple yet complex in its design. It delivers high-level addictive fun while giving a thorough workout to students’ numeracy levels – an absolute coup for mathematics educators, both parents and teachers.
“Through elements of game play and puzzling challenges, this iPhone & iPad application is built to engage a wide range of players.
“There are levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced calculations in number, but the challenging and adventurous story, the mini-games that pop up, the fun, historical facts delivered to enhance general knowledge and the ultimate reward of successfully completing the challenge make practising numeracy informative and satisfying, rather than a sometimes onerous, repetitive task.
“As one of Trydd's Clerks you will be faced with challenging puzzles and quizzes; the correct answer will allow you to pass. There may be more than one correct answer; the harder you work, the more points you earn.
“Gridloch is suitable for primary school students, high school students, students with learning support needs, students with autism-spectrum challenges, gifted and talented students and for adults of all ages and abilities,” said Mr Novosel.
With over a decade of experience in education, leadership and management, Mr Novosel advocates for an increase in digital learning resources for Australian children in the classroom.
“Australia is ambitious in investigating progressive, innovative ways of delivering curriculum. The next generation of students will, no doubt, access information to facilitate learning in ways that were unimaginable a relatively short time ago.
“Tablet computers will become another tool in the kit accessed by progressive teachers, alongside the timeless pedagogies revolving around books and group activities. “Chalk and talk” will be accompanied by “Tap and share”.
Developed in partnership with iApps Pty Ltd, Gridloch is available on the iTunes app store now. For the bargain price of $1.99, Gridloch is a fantastic Christmas gift that is age friendly, educational and entertaining.
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Bardroyal Books Pty Ltd is a small and dynamic family company of highly creative educators with a healthy sense of humour. They specialise in writing original and contemporary material for both hard copy and electronic resources. Through the elements of game play and puzzling, their resources engage a wide demographic while offering value-added components for learning and leisure. Bardroyal Books Pty Ltd authors have created the successful literacy and numeracy CanUCards series of publications which are globally in use in education. There are more titles due for release this year.
Always progressive in their thinking, Bardroyal Books Pty. Ltd partnered with iApps to produce Gridloch Numeracy, a compelling iphone and ipad application for all ages that will spin players into its world of challenges and adventure.