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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Endless Numbers is a fun iPad from the same developers that brought us Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader. Endless Numbers introduces children to counting and basic addition. The free version of the app begins with the number 1 and continues through number 5 (numbers up to 25 are available through an in-app purchase). Endless Numbers […]
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 […]
Teach Your Monster to Read is a great game environment in which students can develop the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and...
McGraw Hill has put the classic Country Mouse and City Mouse into an interactive format for iPads. The Country Mouse and City Mouse iPad app gives students the...
When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. For...