Marble Math & iPoe – Two Good iPad Apps for Students
Of all the apps that I have on my iPad, the one that use every day is Apps Gone Free. Every day Apps Gone Free serves up a list of five to ten paid apps that have become free for the day or longer. Today, Apps Gone Free has two apps of note for educators.
The first app to note is a mathematics app called Marble Math that I reviewed a couple of months ago. The game has students practice basic multiplication problems through a maze layout. Students are given multiplication problems to solve by rolling their marbles through mazes that contain the correct answers. Students have to avoid the incorrect answers while moving their marbles toward the correct answers. Some of the mazes contain additional obstacles to avoid while searching for the correct answer. Students earn points for each maze they solve. When they reach 2,000 points (ten-fifteen correctly solved mazes) students earn a new marble.
The second free app of the day to note is iPoe. iPoe features a collection of four of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories. The stories include the animations and sounds. You can interact with some of the featured animations. The four stories included in iPoe are The Oval Portrait, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Masque of the Red Death.