Turbo Math Sea Buddies is an engaging and colorful iPad app that children will love. The underwater math games help students practice math topics aligned to the Common Core State Standards in kindergarten through third grade. This app supports multiple user profiles, provides tons of free lessons, and access to even more if you upgrade.
Here are a few of my favorite lesson plans for teaching Common Core Math with iPads:
Math Word Problems – Addition is a wonderful app for kindergarten and first grade students. This app provides multiple ways for children to model their computation and supports them in finding the answer. There is audio support and lots of ways for students to find a solution. The first level of this app is free with download.
Here are two Common Core math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices:
A terrific game for practicing operational fluency, Math Monsters Bingo is another great app from TaptoLearn (Math Vs. Zombies, Measure Length – Tiny Chicken). With this app, players will answer addition, subtraction, multiplication or subtraction problems and choose the answer on the bingo board. Math Monsters Bingo has a few different levels – just skip the Facebook login and your kids will be ready to go!
Have your kids mastered their math facts? Here’s a lesson for turning your students in superstars!
Animal Math Games for Kids is a super fun app for early learners that will help them work on counting, number sense and patterns. This app is bright, colorful and aligned to kindergarten Common Core Standards. Free to download and play, this app offers some upgrades to unlock the full version.
Working with numbers in your classroom? Here are a few of my favorite Common Core lesson plans for teaching math in grades 3-6!
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!
If you are looking for a comprehensive app to help early learners master math skills, check out Splash Math Kindergarten. The full version of this iOS app includes activities for learning numbers, counting to 20, comparing numbers and groups, addition and subtraction concepts, as well as geometry and measurement. Splash Math Kindergarten received the Editor’s Choice Award from Children Tech Review and is featured in Apple Distinguished Educator Kristi Meeuwse’s list of recommended apps found on Apple’s iPads in Education page.
Splash Math Kindergarten lets teachers and parents control which skills their youngsters will practice as well as goals and reminders to make sure children have established a set routine. This app makes it easy to monitor student progress thanks to weekly email reports. With clear graphics, sound effects, and the ability for multiple players to practice in a classroom setting, Splash Math Kindergarten is full of features you’ll want to explore.