There are lots of apps for math fluency but Math vs. Zombies has to be one of the most engaging ones! Students use math facts to turn zombies back to people in this fast moving, sharply illustrated math fluency game. It’s a great app for changing up your skill and drill flashcard routine!
This app is featured on my Common Core Math Apps List #1
There are lots of great math apps I love using in my classroom, but my favorites are usually the ones that focus on one skill. The simply designed Oh No Fractions is an excellent free iPad app that focuses on one skill – comparing fractions using models. Perfect for reinforcing basic skills and helping students gain a conceptional understanding of fractions.
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan using this app!
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan bundle that includes a lesson using this app!
Forget about the way you completed Mad Libs as a child – there’s an app for that! The official Mad Libs app offers 21 free stories that can be used to reinforce literacy skills. Have students identify parts of speech and create their own fill in the blank story.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app in the classroom!
Math instruction has come to life in my classroom thanks to apps that allow my students to work together, create podcasts and identify factor pairs. Students of all ages need to be fast with their math facts in order to be successful.
Here are three math fact apps that are great for practicing fluency:
Check out my common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
Here’s another common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
One more common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
There are lots of great math fact apps for the iPad that turn the times tables into interactive flashcards. Sushi Monster gives you numbers to chose from (factors) to find the answer (product) when you multiply two numbers. This app goes beyond the times table – it’s engaging for students while helping them practice their math fluency.
Check out my common core aligned lesson plan using Sushi Monster in the classroom!
One of my favorite apps for literacy skills practice is Bluster. McGraw-Hill has lots of app but this one is free (these prices often change so download it sooner than later).
It is set up for independent and partner practice and prompts the player to choose between Grades 2 – 4. I find the skills practices can be tough for my fifth graders so in my classroom we refer to these “grades” as “levels.”
Practice skills like: rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, word roots, homophones, and adjectives
Check out my lesson plan using Bluster in the classroom!
Tangrams are a great way to make geometry work hands-on and engaging for students. This ancient game has come a long way since I was in school. It’s a great tool if you’re looking to have a discussion on polygons and angles or just want students to problem solve while working on their fine motor skills.
Here are a few free Tangram apps: