Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division. Straight forward and easy to use, this iPad app is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations. Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the screen and earning points for completion. There are extra features like tips to help students if they get stuck on a particular problem.
This app is free to download and offers extra levels with an in-app purchase.
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Perfect for K-2 students, Teachley: Addimal Adventure is an engaging math app that addresses a variety of Common Core State Standards. This addition app provides models for students to use to solve each problem, and presents a handful of strategies for students to choose from. The high quality content combined with cartoon characters makes this app a great choice for students in the early elementary school grades. Teachley: Addimal Adventure is completely free and can be used in whole class, small group or intervention settings.
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Teachers working with elementary school students will want to check out Happy Numbers to support Common Core Math instruction. Happy Numbers has interactive activities directly aligned to the K – 2 standards. Children will move objects across their screen as they learn to count, bundle groups of tens, practice addition, and more. The activities address the math concepts outlined in the Common Core State Standards and give students an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in a traditional math lesson.
Happy Numbers lets teachers set up their own account with logins for each students. There are lots of math activities to choose from and teachers can pick which ones their students have access to. Happy Numbers makes it easy to find activities that align to your curriculum and keeps track of student progress. Happy Numbers can be accessed from any device with a web browser!
MyScript Calculator is one of my favorite apps but middle school and high school teachers might want to check out MyScript MathPad. It can handle higher level equations including trigonometry and logarithms. This super cool, free app turns your handwriting into numerals and solves the equations in front of your eyes. Definitely check out this powerful math tool!
The App Store is full of fantastic apps for practicing math fluency (Math Vs. Zombies, Meerkat Math, Sushi Monster) and Mad Math Lite is a free app that should be added to your list of favorites. In addition to offering flashcards on all operations, this app lets users work with decimals and negative numbers too. Kids can write out their answer as they work through the problem before entering their response into the keypad.
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