Tag Archives: Mathematics

Penguin Jump Maths – A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills

Penguin Jump Maths is a free iPad app that offers a fun game for students to play to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Students play the game in the role of a penguin trying to jump from iceberg to iceberg. The object of the game is to be the first penguin to […]

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Rugged Rovers – Design and Test Space Rovers

Rugged Rovers is a free iPad app in which students can create simple designs for space rovers. Students draw a design for their rovers then add up eight wheels to it before taking it for a virtual test drive. Students test their rover designs by driving them across a Mars spacescape. To help their rovers […]

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Design Your Own Practice Missions on Math Blast

Math Blast (not to be confused with Math Blaster) is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to practice basic mathematics skills. Students answer math problems in order to navigate their rocket ships and earn points. As students earn more points, their rockets gain power to move through the game scenes more quickly. […]

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Common Core Quest – Quizzes and Video Lessons on ELA & Math Standards

Last week OpenEd.io released an Android app called Common Core Quest. This week they have released the same excellent app on the iOS platform. Common Core Quest is a free iPad and iPhone app. The free app gives students access to hundreds of practice quizzes aligned to Common Core standards in math and language arts. […]

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Zap Zap Fractions – Tutorials and Games About Fractions

Zap Zap Fractions is a fun and free iPad app designed to help elementary school students learn about fractions. The app contains clear narrated visual lessons about the basics of fractions. After completing the lessons students can test their skills in recognizing fractions by playing the Zap Zap games. The games present students with a […]

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Curious Ruler – A Neat iPad App for Measuring Objects

Curious Ruler is a neat iPad app for measuring objects. The purpose of the app is to provide comparisons between common objects like coins (US, Canadian, and Euros) and the object that a student measures. To use Curious Ruler students select an object from the menu of comparison objects. The list of comparison objects includes […]

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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad – Desmos

Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students. First, Desmos is now properly formatted to work in landscape and portrait mode on […]

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21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of 3rd-5th Grade Students to Try This Summer

The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. Yesterday, I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Today, I […]

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Math 42 – A Calculator and Math Tutorial In One App

Math 42 is a neat iPad app that I tried earlier this week. The app is one part calculator and one part mathematics tutorial. When students enter an equation into Math 42 they not only receive the answer they also receive a break-down of the steps needed in order to solve the equation. Along with […]

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Universal Zoom Shows Students the Scale of Objects in the Universe

Universal Zoom is a neat iPad app designed to show users scales of size and distance. The app features more than 100 images of objects in the universe. The objects are shown next to each in a progressive scale. Tap an object to see it compared with other objects in the app. For example, I […]

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