IPads for More than Just Games: Math Apps for Kids, Tweens and Teens

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IPads for More than Just Games: Math Apps for Kids, Tweens and Teens

We bought the kiddos tablets for Christmas with the intention that they would use them for reading.  Instead the tablets have become a warehouse of different gaming apps.  The tablets were ‘gotta haves’ when the kiddos first got them. They had to take them in the car, to grandma’s house even when we went shopping.  At one point and time we contemplated setting schedules for when and how long they could have them.  That is until the tablets suffered the fate that befalls most toys: disinterest.  Disinterest or not, those tablets weren’t cheap.  My husband and I don’t see the tablets as just an electronic device for the kiddos to use.  We also see them as the days and hours we spent at our laptops working, putting together the money so that they could be bought.  So kiddos mama’s got news for you.  The tablets will no longer be the place where you store your highest score for Subway Surfer, not ahh – I’m making room for math apps!


Enjoy and happy learning!!






What will they comprehend? Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.
App – Geometry Pro


The Geometry Pro app offers comprehensive information about geometry and many exercises for practice.








What will they comprehend? Pre-Algebra (6th grade) Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
App - The Fun Way to Learn Algebra: Hands-On Equations 1 Lite


This app is designed to teach the basics of Algebra.  Hands On Equations 1 Lite app makes use of physical game pieces. Pawns are used to represent the variable and numbered cubes are used to represent the constants.








What will they comprehend?(Third Grade) Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).


App – Third Grade Math App


Splash Math not only covers metric measurement, but this app also covers place values into the ten thousands, decimals and fractions.







What will they comprehend? Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference.


App – Measurement HD


Comes with five activities that teaches a measurement concept.  For measurement practice this apps Long and Short activity is great.   




Here’s to closing the Achievement Gap!



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