'maths apps' appear to be drill practising of number facts and operations. Whilst, there's no
problem in children using these apps in the classroom to develop their maths skills, there is
a danger that the iPad becomes no better than a laptop or a desktop computer for the learning
of number facts and rote learning. For the iPad to reach its full potential the challenge is to
make maths real in the classroom and engaging for the children. Don't go looking in the
educational section of the App Store, but the apps already mentioned in my previous blogs
on Apps for Creativity in Primary Schools and Apps for Teachers.
and with audio the strategies they've used to solve problems and record their learning. In
Doddle Buddy the children could use the stamps tool to create pictographs to record their
survey results and use special background such as dot grids to draw paths, create shapes,
angles and line graphs. The Skitch app allows children to import pictures, use the annotation
tool to plot points, routes on a map, annotate graphs, draw angles on a image and then
measure with a real protractor - make maths real life!
operations.I would welcome any other suggestions that I could add to these lists.
‘Achieve’ offers a tried and tested formula for raising attainment
in the year 6 National Tests. Schools have been using Achieve
books for over 10 years to improve children’s test results and now
these simple techniques are available on i-Phone and i-Pad for
children to use anywhere.
MathBoard teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and
division problems. It is appropriate for all ages starting with simple addition and subtraction problems to where multiplication and
division becomes a challenge. the teacher can control the range
of numbers, the amount of questions and assign time limits per
Math Bingo allows you to choose from 4 games: Addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division. You can choose from
3 different levels of difficulty: Easy, medium and hard and create
up to 5 player profiles.
King of Maths is a fast-paced mathematics game with diverse
problems in different areas. You level up your character by
answering maths questions and improving your total score.
Aimed at upper Key stage 2. The free version includes addition
Times Tables: Squeebles for iPad is a colourful, interactive
multiplication game for primary school children. Different game
modes allow children to be tested in ways that suits the level
they're at and helps them progress at a comfortable rate.
(O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to).
Watch as Mr. Wolf magically spins the clock on the face of the
moon to ten random times and offers the player a choice of up
to 8 answers. With simple and intuitive controls the application
is very easy to play and allows the player to concentrate on their
time telling practice.
practice math facts, number sense, and mental math skills.
Math Evolve is for ages 6 and up, but is challenging and fun
even for adults. Improves multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction skills. Hours of content that can be customized for
children of all ages. Gain valuable performance statistics to help students improve.
shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate
metrics of the shapes. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable
and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply
of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook
in the app store. SPLASH MATH APPS SERIES: 1st Grade, 2nd
Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade Math App.
Kids" is the #1 homework helper for kids. Now this best-selling
book comes to the iPad with powerful tools to help any student
achieve success in math! Perfect for kids in grades 4–9, this
interactive app allows users to search for terms, mark favourites,
take notes on definitions, see related terms, and view the word of
follows a star that has fallen from space, and must bound back
up, up, up to its home in the stars. Moving fractions to their
correct place on the number line is the only way to return. By
playing Motion Math, learners improve their ability to perceive
and estimate fractions in multiple forms.
these are the ones with multiples of your chosen tables set on.
So if you chose to play with the 3 times table for example, you'd
have to find eggs with multiples of 3 on - 6, 9, 21 etc. Play with
any table set from the twos to the twelves and see if you can
beat your high scores - it's fiendishly addictive and great for consolidating your knowledge of your times tables.
general rule invites players to place the numbers 0 to 9 into the
coloured rings so the whole line/equation works out as shown
below. For example, if the middle black ring contains 6, the four
other coloured rings must be filled with a number in the range 0
to 9 so that the left and right calculations both equal 6. These
may involve any of the four operations: e.g. 5 + 1 = 6 = 9 – 3
innovative iPad app. Featuring advanced handwriting recognition and a beautiful interface, Sakura Quick Math will take your general
arithmetic skills to the next level.
those people who want to improve their all round mathematics
ability. Multiple difficulty levels allow the app to grow with your skills.
help you practise your multiplication tables from 1 to 20!
Experience the excitement of ‘Enter the Flow’ – the multiplication game that adapts to your ability level – on the fly! Say goodbye to
flashcards, say hello to MultiFlow. This application is great for
kids, adults and professional educators alike. In addition to the
main game: 'Enter the Flow', there are other tools to practice multiplication and track your progress.
though, tapping an incorrect multiple will see your score
reduced by 10, and it's Game Over when you reach -100!!
around the grid to help feed the butterfly. 2) Every answer that
you get correct, will let Colin the caterpillar crawl a little further
up the flower. 3) When you've moved the butterfly, click 'FEED'
to see if you have placed him on the correct coordinate. 4)
When 10 answers have been answered correctly, Colin will
transform himself into a butterfly and fly away!
way. Practice with flash cards, create timed or un-timed quizzes
(using a multiple choice or virtual keypad), and review statistics
for multiple users. Flash cards and tests can be generated for
one or more tables in the range 0x - 12x, and using the 'Review
Bank' you can focus on any gaps in knowledge.
inverse of multiplication tables in a highly configurable, yet
simple to use way. Practice with flash cards, create timed or
un-timed quizzes (using a multiple choice or virtual keypad),
and review statistics for multiple users. Flash cards and tests
can be generated for one or more division sets from ÷1 to ÷12,
and using the 'Review Bank' you can focus on any gaps in
targeted way. Practice or test number bonds up to 10, 20, 50
& 100 or any number in-between. Alternatively practice or test
within a range of numbers.
test subtractions from 10, 20, 50 & 100 or any number in-between. Alternatively practice or test within a range of numbers.
games dedicated to learning and practicing a wide range of math
skills in a non-traditional way. Organized into three basic stages,
the app grows with your child through 18 games ranging from
basic counting to early fractions. Designed around a bug city,
each game is crafted for a basic set of math skills with an
eccentric and fun parallel to our own society. Imagine serving
bugs food at the local diner that happens to spin on an old vinyl
record, or help ferry ants across water in an egg carton.
Drag digits down, slide the decimal into the correct position,
and tap to identify repeating decimals.
Then drag the 6 down and finish the problem!
down by pencil/paper or lost without instant feedback.
text or notes. Now the measures are stored and you have them
always in your pocket wherever you go. No more paper sketches
in your wallet. Become a pro and use My Measures.
without getting bogged down by the tedium of traditional methods. Drag to rearrange, tap to simplify, and draw lines to eliminate identical
terms. Easily switch between lessons and randomly-generated
practice problems. Create your own sets of problems to work
through in the equation editor, and have them appear on all of your devices with iCloud. (there is a version of this app for OSX as well!)
available for the iPad. Move the monkey to the angle where the
bananas are located. Press ‘Search’ to see how accurate you
are and how many bananas you have found.
real time. The same experience as writing on paper with the
advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time).
the given numbers in the empty boxes to make up the sum or
product? This puzzling maths game helps young mathematicians practise their skills.
the equals sign. Choose one objective, or many. You can choose all the objectives for a single year group (or multiple year groups). You
can also choose to balance between different types of
calculations (eg subtraction and division)
Measure mass, capacity and temperature.
problems involving addition and subtraction. Play against the
clock for points.
types of graphs including Line Graphs, Bar Graphs and Pie
Charts. In addition to this, concepts such as Mean, Mode and
Median are also explained in simple terms.Take a test to check
your understanding of interpreting graphs and where you stand!
roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes for ages
9-12 and up.
roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes for ages
5-8 (with audio questions for emerging readers).
familiar crossword style board. All the mental fun of popular
board and online word games, but with numbers instead of letters.
for teachers to use in their lessons. With over 50 different activities, there will be a game, riddle or activity to help you at any time during
your lesson. If you are looking for a runway to start your lesson,
a great way to revise a topic or a reward for great work, MathBreak will have that activity to suit your class.
/ times tables, beginning with the 1x table and so on, leading all
the way to the 12x table and beyond. Different difficulty settings
mean you can be tested in order, with a mixture or be challenged
by World Class mental maths multiplications.