Elementary School

Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers

As the end of the school year approaches I find myself receiving more requests for review and skill practice apps. Yesterday’s post was all about fractions review. Today, I have a couple of apps dealing with factoring, multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition.

math slicerMath Slicer is an iPad app that presents a fun alternative to using flashcards to practice basic mathematics skills. In Math Slicer students are shown addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems that they have to answer by “slicing” the correct answer in half. The answer choices jump up on the screen and students have to slice them before they disappear. Math Slicer is available in a free version and a paid version ($0.99). The paid version offers more levels of play.

Factor Samurai is a nice little app that students can use to practice identifying prime numbers. The app is a game in which students use a Samurai sword to chop numbers that can be factored into smaller values. As numbers appear on the screen players have to choose is they should chop them or let them pass. Factor Samurai is currently priced at $2.99


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