Math Vocabulary Cards is a free iPad app designed for elementary school students. The app offers exactly what its name implies, a series of flashcards of mathematics vocabulary terms. Each card contains a term, a diagram, and a definition. By default the term is hidden and students have to guess the term based on the […]
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 […]
For years Jenny Eather’s A Maths Dictionary for Kids has been a favorite resource of mine and many other teachers for years. Maths Charts by Jenny Eather is the iPad companion to the website. Math Charts by Jenny Eather provides simple and clear definitions of math terms. Each definition includes a diagram to illustrate the term’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...