What is My Dear Aunt Sally?
Award-winning author and professor Ron Larson, Ph.D. was inspired to develop My Dear Aunt Sally based on the P.E.M.D.A.S. concept. His decades of experience creating learning materials for students of all ages gave him the expertise to develop a math game that is not only educational, but also fun to play.
From Ron Larson, Ph.D.
"When I started looking at the math games that are available, I realized two things. First, they aren’t fun. Second and more importantly, they don’t employ the higher level thinking that is so necessary for success in mathematics. With My Dear Aunt Sally, we changed that. The game is both fun and employs higher level thinking."
Students are tasked to create an equation circle, matching the solution of the top equation with the solution of the bottom equation. Students are rewarded for correct answers with videos featuring Aunt Sally and her animal friends in precarious situations. Spoiler alert: Aunt Sally does not emerge from these adventures unscathed.
The game also features dozens of bonus levels and additional animations.
My Dear Aunt Sally is highly customizable and suitable for students in second through eighth grade. The game features four levels of difficulty for each topic included, ranging from Easy to Extreme.
Students playing My Dear Aunt Sally have the option to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponents as applied to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, rational numbers, and integers.
There are no in-app purchases or advertisements in the My Dear Aunt Sally app. My Dear Aunt Sally is available for iOS and Android devices in the Apple iTunes store and the Google Play store.