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Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core State Standards

Stephen Eldridge, TeachHUB

5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core

The Common Core State Standards are here. These are the apps you need.

Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. Here are five iPad apps you can use to help your kids meet the new standards. 

1. Common Core Standards - MasteryConnect

If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward app for keeping track of the Common Core State Standards, here’s your guide. Everything is laid out by content area and grade level, and the interface direct and easy to use. The Mastery Connect Common Core app is a handy free reference for all the CCSS.

2. ScootPad - ScootPad Corporation

Scootpad is an app with a great selection of standards-based practice for elementary classes. It’s a pretty complicated app that tries to be a learning management system. The important aspect of the app to us, though, is the variety of Math and Reading practice problems, all aligned to the Common Core. You could go through a whole year’s classes assigning this app for homework.

3. Math !!! - Math Pentagon

Math Pentagon’s Math !!! may not have the greatest name or the smoothest interface, but what it has is an in-depth selection of practice problems for all the Common Core Math subject areas for Grades 4 through 8. The app lets students use an iPad as scratch paper while working out problems and grades them as they go.

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4. Math Pro!!! - Math Pentagon

Math Pro!!! sounds like it should be the paid version of Math !!!, but it’s actually just the high school version. It’s still a great resource for math problems, broken up by the content areas in the Common Core.

5. iTooch Elementary School | Math, Language Arts and Science worksheets for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade - eduPad Inc.

Here’s the app you’ve been waiting for. The iTooch Elementary School app lets you download whole classes of fun practice tailored to the Common Core Standards. You can build a library of questions for any given elementary class with a fun, high-quality interface. Students can compete to reach leader boards for success and share achievements with friends. We can’t recommend this app strongly enough.

 

Do you have a favorite app for meeting the Common Core standards? Let us know in the comments!