Coding and programing are two important STEM skills that you can introduce to children at an early age. Two of my favorites apps for doing just this are Hopscotch and Daisy the Dinosaur but another to add to your list is Kodable. Kodable introduces basic programming skills to students as it pushes them to problem solve. This colorful app is totally free!
I’ve shared some of the reasons why Splash Math is a fantastic app for elementary school students practicing math skills – and now Splash Math Grade 1 is available on Android. With the same great adaptive assessment, scratch pad, and interactive features, this app includes thirteen chapters, all containing questions that align to the Common Core State Standards.
Children will interact with each problem, including moving the hands on a clock and drag and dropping answers into the correct place. Great for school or at home use, Splash Math Grade 1 is full of color and will definitely grab your child’s attention. Some of the topics covered in this app are place value, addition strategies, time and money – all perfect for first grade students. If you are using Android tablets in your classroom, definitely check out Splash Math Grade 1 in the Google Play Store and in the Amazon App Store for Kindle users!
Did you know that Splash Math has been downloaded over 4 million times? For fun math practice online, visit their website!
The Math Learning Center has some fantastic apps and I’ve already shared two of my favorites: Geoboard and Number Pieces.
Number Line for iPad (also available as a web app) is a powerful virtual tool that helps children see relationships between numbers and interact with a number line. Perfect for elementary school classrooms and as a support tool for special needs students, this app gives children the opportunity to mark up a number line, draw on their screen and even type in equations. One of my favorite features is the ability to hide and reveal the numbers on the number line. Teachers also have the option of customizing whether the number line counts by 1s, 2s, 5s and more.
Definitely check out this completely FREE app – it’s great for one to one classrooms, small groups, or for teachers modeling with one iPad!