Happy Numbers is a terrific math web app that is designed to help elementary school students understand foundational concepts. They have tons of great activities for teachers to use with their students and have just released a new update. Their new topic Plus-Minus 1-100 (part 2), is designed to help students understand the concept of regrouping and exchanging.
This exercise gives students an opportunity to work though two-digit addition and subtraction problems using visual models they can move across their screen. Using a variety of objects like apples and base ten blocks, students will begin to understand the relationship between place value and operations. Students will also have the opportunity to use a number line to model addition and subtraction with two-digit numbers.
For extra practice for long division you’ll want to take a look at Tapston Math’s app in the Apple App Store and Amazon Marketplace. Long Division Tapston Math helps students understand the long division process. It works with basic concepts to more challenging skills like working with remainders and decimals. Students working through long division problems will benefit from the extra practice manipulating dividends and divisors.
When students get stuck on a problem there are hints to help them find the correct answer. Most of the features built-in to Long Division Tapston Math are free, the rest can be unlocked with one in-app purchase. These extra features let users solve long division problems they’ve inputed into the app.
The iPad so much more than a content consumption device! This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps. Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more about each one by clicking on the links below.
- Adobe Voice
- Book Writer
- Drawp for School
- Comics Head
- ShadowPuppet EDU
- Adobe Sketch
- Sketchbook Express
Here are two more lists you might want to check out:
This past year I’ve shared Tocomail a platform designed to make email safe for students. They have recently launched Tocomail for Gmail, an app designed specifically for teenagers. It provides instant messaging, a drawing board, avatar customization and optional parental controls, in addition to standard email features.
Tocomail for Gmail lets older kids take their regular Gmail account and transform it into a colorful, personalized tool for sending messages to friends and family. Parents also have the option to keep track of their children’s email activity through parental controls. Tocomail for Gmail is easy to use and gives teens the opportunity to transform their email account into an instant messenger tool.
Tocomail is completely free with extra options available through an in-app purchase. Visit their website or watch this video to learn more!
If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s a terrific website that gives individuals and small businesses the opportunity to raise funding to put their ideas into action. Storyverse is a unique 3D styled popup book platform that contains character driven stories. They’re working to create an engaging product that gives kids a chance to read, play and learn on their tablet.
Storyverse will bring the power of storytelling straight to iOS and Android tablets. It provides an opportunity to bring parents, teachers, and children together to read and figure out puzzles side-by-side. Users will be able to customize characters, record their own voice, and more. You can be one of the first ones to check out this app by supporting their Kickstarter project.
Visit the website to watch a video and learn more!