List/Grid Tag Archives: math

monument

Monument Valley

Review Excerpt: This is a set of ten optical illusion maze puzzles that is ideal for a child in need of a challenge. Your goal is to move a tiny figure (named Ida) through a series ...
grandpa

Grandpa in Space

Review Excerpt: Silly yet slightly scientific, this app playfully introduces sets of multiple-choice school readiness exercises with NASA facts and footage about the planets. Content ...
ruler

Curious Ruler

Review Excerpt: Want to know how long your dog is? Turn your camera-equipped iPad, or iPhone, into a specialized measurement ruler, where you use common objects as units. You start ...
clocks

Quick Clocks

Review Excerpt: Designed to help your child improve their time-telling and arithmetic skills, this app promotes the development of a concrete understanding of time through a variety ...
numbers

Incredible Numbers

Review Excerpt: This interactive book mixes clearly written middle and high school level reading with 71 interactive, embedded and finger-driven math demonstrations. As a result, this ...
geocaching

Geocaching

Review Excerpt: Technology meets fresh air and sunshine; with a generous dose of deductive reasoning, persistence and map reading — all in the form of Geocaching. The “treasures” ...
numbers

Endless Numbers

Review Excerpt: Following the success of Endless Alphabet (CTR Feb 2013), this free version of Endless Numbers (also called Endless 123) introduces numerals in the context of simple ...
crackersgoo

Crackers and Goo

Review Excerpt: Use patterns to solve spatial puzzles, in this math app with 16 challenge level and record keeping features. The idea is to drag colored squares into place, using patterns ...
penguin

Club Penguin (for iPod Touch or iPhone)

Review Excerpt: Disney’s popular virtual world, Club Penguin, first came to the iPad in December of 2013. But this April 2014 update (for which the ratings apply) now includes ...
slice

Slice Fractions

Review Excerpt: Combine “Cut the Rope” style problem solving with a side scrolling venue that gets progressively harder, and you get the idea of Slice Fractions — ...
count10

Count up to Ten: Learn Numbers With Montessori

Review Excerpt: This collection of leveled activities includes counting, 1 to 1 correspondence, a numeral tracing activity and an augmented reality activity, with a cloud-based reward ...
10fingers

10 Fingers +

Review Excerpt: Counting with your fingers comes naturally for most children (and adults), and it certainly gives the general concept of “base ten” a nice grounding. The ...
circus

Shiny Circus

Review Excerpt: As a former elementary teacher, I love to find apps like this one. In the story, the Shiny Circus has come to town and Charlie, Alice and Ralph (three animals) are going ...
shapeart

Shape Arts: Geometry Creations

Review Excerpt: Every good early elementary classroom has tangram puzzles. This app takes the idea up a notch, with a nice set of geometric creatures; each made from seven shapes. You ...
leogmovie

LEGO Movie Videogame, The

Review Excerpt: Like the movie, you become Emmet — the ordinary, rule-following citizen who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the ...
dexteriadots

Dexteria Dots

Review Excerpt: This app uses a “Fruit Ninja” (slice) approach to let children play with Math concepts like number sense, counting, addition, subtraction, and greater-than ...
bakery

Shiny Bakery

Review Excerpt: Cooking can be messy and complicated; but not with this app. The easy to use, clean interface makes it an ideal starter app for older preschoolers or Pre-K learners. ...
AnniesApples2

Annie’s Picking Apples 2: Learning Games

Review Excerpt: In the app, children help Annie the squirrel pick apples, prepare pies, and put together puzzles in 27 worlds which are arranged like a board-game. Features include: ...
grandma

Grandma Loves Bugs

Review Excerpt: This latest edition in the “Grandma” apps series presents ten mini-quizzes that introduce school readiness skills, with a tiny pinch of entomology (the study ...
Symmetry1

Symmetry School: Learning Geometry

Review Excerpt: Symmetry School is part of the Spraoi School, a series of educational apps from Ireland designed to support CCSS (Common Core State Standards) math education. Each app ...
math

Montessori Math: Add & Subtract Large Numbers

Review Excerpt: Designed specifically for children who can already read “large” 2-digit numbers like 12 or 78; on up to 9,999, this Montessori-inspired set of three activities ...
operations

Montessori Math: 1st Operations

Review Excerpt: Maria Montessori would probably have loved this set of innovative activities, especially the number spitting game where you place your fingers on both sides of the multi-touch ...
counting

Counting

Review Excerpt: This app looks good, but the interactivity is limited and the illustrations don’t match the numbers. The quality photos are nice to explore. The last page of the ...
cosmic

Cosmic Reactor

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a two player buzzer (players sit face to face with the iPad in the center). The games come with themes like Red Rock Rumble and Dark Planet. ...
mindstormsev3

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Review Excerpt: Mixing lots of building opportunities with some unnecessary complexity — not to mention a hefty price tag, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system ($350, www.legoeducation.us/mindstorms) ...
roblox

Roblox

Review Excerpt: Roblox is both an online community for kids ages 8-16 and a set of game generation tools. The Roblox site (www.roblox.com) contains a collection of home-made games that ...
questimate

Questimate! – Pro

Review Excerpt: “How many cans of soda would be as tall as a toaster?” “How many giraffes would be as tall as the Statue of Liberty?” These are the types of ...
algebra

DragonBox Algebra 5+

Review Excerpt: The first part of a two level algebra game, DragonBox Algebra 5+ is an iPad app that turns simple algebra equations into a card game. The idea is to let children discover ...
shinyparty

Shiny Party

Review Excerpt: Four matching games introduce shapes and visual discrimination in this app featuring two modes of play: story and game. In the story mode, children discover the games ...
pbsparents

PBS Parents Play & Learn App

Review Excerpt: PBS Parents Play & Learn App is the first app designed for parents (according to the press release). It is designed to provide a set of math and reading games that ...
grandma

Grandma’s Kitchen

Review Excerpt: This app features seven school readiness games. You combine words to make compound words, snatch healthy veggies hiding in the fridge, and use ingredients to make and ...
scratch2

Scratch 2.0

Review Excerpt: There are three things to know about this update to the Scratch programming language, which uses jigsaw-puzzle like bits of code that snap together, bringing programming ...
happi

Happi & The Pirates

Review Excerpt: This is like a mashup of a grid game like battleship with a crossword puzzle; and you are rewarded with a jigsaw puzzle. You must use your “spell-power” ...
panda

Dr. Panda’s Supermarket

Review Excerpt: One of a series of now over ten apps (see also Dr. Panda’s Daycare and Dr. Panda’s Beauty Salon) this app lets children manage their own supermarket, with ...
play123

Play 123

Review Excerpt: Here’s a collection of ten “virtual manipulatives”  –  innovative minigames that are easy to learn and full of responsive play opportunities ...
zombies

Math vs Zombies

Review Excerpt: This app makes it fun to practice your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. Here’s how it works: you start out by watching a stream of zombies ...
gorilla

Ten Giggly Gorillas

Review Excerpt: Ten Giggly Gorillas is like Five Little Monkeys. The story is enjoyable and the optional Read to Me narration by Angela Catterns is well done. The main feature of Ten ...
pip

Pip and Posy: Fun and Games

Review Excerpt: These days you can find thousands of jigsaw puzzles, games of concentration and coloring books in the app store; but few are crafted this well. There are five games ...
fractions

Oh No Fractions!

Review Excerpt: In the right of passage determined by any standard elementary school curriculum, every child needs to know if 5/8 is more or less than 1/2. Here’s a free app that ...
leo

Leo’s Pad Appisode 1

Review Excerpt: Leo’s Pad is best described as an interactive movie, divided into “appisodes.” After a short animated sequence, you participate in the story with four ...
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