HeyMath! from Singapore is a free iPad app that offers animated math lessons and practice assessments for students. The animations provide instruction for solving word problems. The word problems contain visual aids to help students understand the explanations that they hear and read on the app. At the end of each unit in HeyMath! students […]
Bubble Pop Multiplication is an iPad game from MathsFrame. The concept of the game is rather simple. Students select the sets of multiplication tables that they’re trying to learn and then the game is to “pop” the bubbles that provide the solution to reach the target number. When students pop the correct bubbles the game […]
Crackers and Goo is a free iPad app that provides fun addition and multiplication practice games. The games resemble of a combination of elements from Frogger and Tetris. Each game uses the same format but each level increases the difficulty of the mental mathematics calculations required of the player. On each level of Crackers and […]
From the developers of the fun vocabulary app, The World’s Worst Pet comes a new math app called Door 24. Door 24 is a free iPad app in which students practice mathematics skills while working toward the goal of helping the game’s characters Bella and Beau fix Victor the robot’s fried circuits and solve the […]
CyberChase Shape Quest is a fun and free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app contains three fun games for students from ages six through nine. All three of the games are designed to help students gain a better understanding of shapes, angles, and spatial relationships. The highlight of the app is Patch the Path. […]
Something about playing a game on an iPad can turn a simple series of math practice activities into a fun experience for students. The following five free iPad apps do a nice job of offering a fun way to develop and practice elementary level mathematics skills. Sushi Monster is a free iPad game produced by Scholastic. […]
Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name. The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems. In each of the apps students create block models to work through a series of progressively more difficult word problems. As students work through the […]
Fractions lessons can be fun with these two free iPad apps that I tried this morning. Chicken Coop Fractions is a fun game in which students have to select the decimal equivalents of the fractions shown on their screens. If they choose the correct decimal equivalent, the chicken egg will safely land in the nest. […]
Dig It Games, the producers of the popular Loot Pursuit mathematics game, is currently holding a drawing contest for students. The contest asks students to design a character to be featured in the next version of the Loot Pursuit Mayan Mysteries iPad app. The winning designer will have his or her character in the game […]
Math 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 […]
Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of the...
Play Magnus is a freemium iOS app that allows you to learn and play chess against chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The app contains video lessons that...
The GeoBee Challenge iPad app from National Geographic is an excellent app that students can use to test and develop their knowledge of world geography. The...