Category Archives: Math

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium's Apps

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium’s Apps

Introducing students to nonstandard units of measurement can be challenge for teachers working with students of all ages.  Curious Ruler is one app I love for these type of lessons since it gets kids thinking about objects in their everyday life.  For teachers working with older students you may want to check out How Many Saturdays?  This app from Exploratorium pushes users to think about time in nonstandard units. Although… Read Article →

3 Math Apps for Stations

3 Math Apps for Stations

When designing math stations in your classroom, iPads can be used to give students access to learning games and virtual math manipulatives.  Teachers looking to engage students with interactive activities can incorporate iPad apps into station work.  This is a great option for classrooms with access to just a few devices, and teachers looking to make the most of their resources.  Here are a few math apps that can be… Read Article →

Door 24 Plus: Math Fact & Computational Fluency Game

Door 24 Plus: Math Fact & Computational Fluency Game

Door 24 Plus is a free iPad math app for students in grades 1-8.  It works to establish students’ fact fluency and then builds computational fluency.  Door 24 Plus requires students to solve problems using basic facts, number sense and algebraic thinking.  This iPad app contains two games: Snargg Splatt to develop fact fluency and Victor Fixer to develop computational fluency.  After completing a quick assessment to identify skill gaps and growth… Read Article →

Motion Math: Pizza! Gamify Elementary Math Skills

Motion Math: Pizza! Gamify Elementary Math Skills

Motion Math: Pizza! is one of my favorite iPad math games for students.  This super fun app gives students the power to design their own pizza and deliver it across town.  They’ll have to price out ingredients, navigate a grid, and make decisions as they build their business.  As an adult playing this app I’ve found it highly addictive.  It’s a great tool for demonstrating applications for math in the… Read Article →


Slice Fractions: Math Discovery iPad App

I love iPad apps that go beyond flashcards or quick math facts.  Slice Fractions is a great example of an iOS app that pushes students to think deeply about math concepts.  With this playful app, students slice through objects as they learn fraction concepts.  Kids move through different levels all while interacting with portions and wholes. Slice Fractions is a great example of gamification of math learning.  Students can move at… Read Article →

Nuten Math Keyboard for iPhones Type and Share Expressions

Nuten Math Keyboard for iPhones: Type and Share Expressions

One of the great new features for iOS devices this year is the ability to add additional keyboards to your device.  Nuten is a powerful math and science keyboard for the iPhone.  It is an easy-to-use math keyboard available now on iPhones.  With Nuten, students and teachers can quickly create both simple and complex mathematical expressions and share the resulting images through native apps like Messages, Mail, or Twitter.  …. Nuten covers a… Read Article →

The Kinder Corral: Free Kindergarten Math Game for Tablets

The Kinder Corral is an interactive math game available for iOS and Android devices.  This app included farm-themed games that explore math for Kindergarteners. The set of five games begins with tracing numbers and ends with greater than or less than comparisons.  Geared towards students preparing for Kindergarten, The Kinder Corral includes bright colors, playful animation and a journey through a farm using real world experiences. If you’re looking for an… Read Article →

Waggle from Triumph Learning: Online Practice and Instruction

Waggle from Triumph Learning provides a blended learning solution to help teachers achieve success beyond the test. It analyzes different aspects of student behavior to tailor a unique learning path for each student. The software meets each student where they are on the learning continuum and cultivates a safe environment that encourages students to explore. Waggle provides a differentiated instruction tool set to meet the needs of individual students using real time reporting to pinpoint… Read Article →

Osmo Numbers: A Brand New Interactive Math Game

Osmo Numbers: A Brand New Interactive Math Game

Osmo is an amazing company that has transformed the way educators use iPads in the classroom.  Their interactive games let students combine tangible manipulatives with a digital device.  I was introduced to Osmo when it first came out and now they have a brand-new app and toy called Osmo Numbers.  Osmo Numbers turns math into an engaging, interactive experience that lets students explore number concepts.  With real time feedback kids can learn from their mistakes… Read Article →

Online Math Homework: Problem Solving with SOLVY

SOLVY is a totally free online math homework platform for students, teachers and schools.  With SOLVY students can access math problems that have been handpicked by their teachers.  Teachers can assign exercises for students based on their interest and needs. They’ll receive notifications when students require extra support based on their homework performance. SOLVY can save teachers time, helping them use their time efficiently while providing a real world context for learning… Read Article →