By Teachers, For Teachers
We recognize the value of technology in the classroom, so on the heels of our popular article, 20 Amazing iPad apps for Educators, we have compiled a list of the top 11 apps for math teachers and students. The functionality ranges from a platform for lectures all the way to basic math flash cards - and everything in between!
1. iTunes U - Apple FREE
On iTunesU, you can download some great mathematics lectures to help you navigate numbers in ways you never thought possible. Access math lectures from Khan Academy, ASU, MIT and HACC, among many others.
2. WolframAlpha - Wolfram Alpha LLC 1.99
With its simple interface, the Wolfram|Alpha App lets you instantly compute answers to questions across thousands of domains—from finance and food to math and medicine.
3. Calculator+ - xNeat.com FREE
Calculator+ is an iPhone / iPad calculator designed with simplicity, usability, and beauty in mind. It’s features include an elegant & intuitive interface, handwriting support, many scientific functions and much more.
4. Math Bingo - ABCya.com .99
The object of Math Bingo is to get a pattern of five Bingo Bugs in a row by correctly answering math problems. Math problems are presented at the top of the game screen. Feedback is presented at the bottom of the game screen. Correct solutions to problems answered incorrectly will be displayed.
5. Free Graphing Calculator - William Jockusch FREE
A powerful, flexible graphing calculator . . . and it's free! Multiple useful functions in one app, including a Scientific Calculator, a Graphing calculator, and a unit converter.
6. Monkey Math School Sunshine - THUP Games.99
Monkey Math School Sunshine allows your child to build fundamental math skills while they are endlessly entertained. Your child will count, add and sort their way through engaging games with uninterrupted play. For ages 3 to 6.
7. Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom into Numbers - Nickelodeon3.99
Each game teaches fundamental math concepts critical for preschoolers: identifying numbers; one-to-one number correspondence; rote counting; reading number symbols; associating symbols with quantity; and basic addition and subtraction. Games are leveled, and designed to increase in difficulty. Appropriate hints are provided to support your child as they practice and build their math skills.
8. BrainPOP Featured Movie - BrainPOP® FREE
Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!
9. Math Drills Lite - Instant Interactive FREE
Graphically rich and fun environment allows a single student to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Explore solutions to problems using number lines, wooden blocks, facts and hints.
10. Math Fact Master: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division - TicTapTech, LLC .99
FLASHCARD mode allows children to practice specific number sets and operators in the proven learning style of flash cards. CHALLENGE mode lets children test what they have learned . The SETTINGS menu is simple enough for your child to set and use. Flexible - Choose ANY combination of operators and number sets.
11. Mathemagics - Mental Math Tricks - Blue Lightning Labs .99
Amaze and delight others as you multiply, divide, and square at lightning fast speed. Learn and practice the tricks of mental math calculation in a fun and engaging application. Study any of the math tricks and then practice them as you progress through various levels of proficiency. Tease your brain with a quick practice session while waiting in lines, riding in the car, or on the plane. Only the basic math skills of addition, subtraction and simple multiplication and division are needed to achieve astonishing results.
Are you currently using any of these apps in your classrooms? Do you have any others that you just can't live without?