Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some Apps for Elementary Math

I've been playing around a bit with my iPad in anticipation of my summer course. Here are a few FREE math apps you might like to try.

Counting and Number Sense
123 Numbers FREE - Working on numbers to 10 and counting skills, this app focuses on meaning of numbers, order and sequencing, even and odd numbers, and more.

Counting 123 - Learn to Count Challenge for Kids - Four different mini-games help kids practice counting skills to 10. Mini-games include catch and count the fish, spot the difference, and more.

Motion Math Zoom -  Zoom through the number line and learn about place value. This zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers. Students must put  the numbers back where they belong. App uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers, from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths.

Time and Money
A Basic Time App -  This app shows an analog clock and explains how to tell time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and more. Contains more than 180 practice questions for students to answer.

Counting Bills & Coins - With five different activities in this app, students can count, match, and make change with coins up to quarters and bills up to $20.

Counting Money - With two modes (practice or quiz) and two levels (beginner or normal), students can practice adding a collection of coins.

Tell Time - Little Matchups Game - Learn to tell time by matching analog and digital clocks.

Operations and Math Facts
Arithmetic Invaders Express: Grade K-2 Math Facts - Save the world from alien invasion while practicing facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

Math with Springbird - SpringBird’s friends have been captured! Students help SpringBird free his friends by making their way up branches of math questions. Allows for practice with addition, subtraction, number sets, shapes and coin counting!

Motion Math: Hungry Fish - What do you feed a hungry fish? Why numbers, of course! Instead of supplying answers to basic facts, players must find the many different ways to create sums.

Multiplying Acorns - Tasty Math Facts - In this app, students select two digits to multiply and select the answer. Conceptual understanding of multiplication is supported by the pictorial representation of the problem with acorns. Covers facts from 1x1 to 9x9.

Math Ninja - How do you defend your treehouse against a hungry tomato and his robotic army? You use your ninja-like math skills! Great practice for a range of math skills.

Speedo Math - Fun and simple app where students can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Contains multiple levels and an instant results chart.

What FREE math apps do you like? Please share your ideas and I'll add your recommendations to this list.

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