A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas. This completely free app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more. Students can also take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of each formula.
Check out my math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices!
If you’re looking for a device neutral tool for helping students study vocabulary check out Vocabulary Notebook. Accessible through their web platform, iOS app, and Android app, Vocabulary Notebook helps kids study new words at home and in school. Students can add words that they are learning and sort, categorize and filter them to stay organized. Kids can quiz themselves to see what they have learned and even hear the correct pronunciation of each word. Teachers can access information on student progress to see what words they are struggling to remember, or to send them a new word list to study.
Learning domain-specific vocabulary is an important part of the Common Core State Standards and Vocabulary Notebook can help children boost their reading comprehension. Vocabulary Notebook has worked with local universities to monitor student progress as a result of using their learning tool. Visit their website to learn more about how this web platform can help your students!
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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:
The Library of Congress has a variety of apps including some great choices for virtual field trips. Aesop for Children is an interactive ebook app that’s makes it easy and fun for kids reading these tales for the first time or teachers sharing them with their students. This is a great app if you only have one iPad or access to a few to create reading groups.
Have students retell a story with one of my favorite Common Core aligned lesson plans!
This app is also available on Android devices.
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!