Websites and apps for summer and all year

Math Fun!

 

Here are a few entertaining math apps and websites your children can use to maintain their math skills.   There are many many more, but these are a few that we have either used as a class or that come highly recommended.  Have a wonderful summer!

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-This is an app that the students often use in my class.  It is based on the common core standards and adapts to the ability of each student.   The students like getting coins so they can go to the “piggy store.”

 

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-One of the most popular sites for math for grades K-8th as well as for learning algebra and geometry.  Not only does this site have an educational portal for student tracking and reporting but tons of lessons to choose from as well.  The students tried it out for a month and enjoyed it.  As a teacher, I found it very helpful for reinforcing almost every lesson. Membership fees are $9.95/month or $79.95/year, however, there should be a free trial available.                                                                                                                                                                                         

Marble Math                                                                                                                       -is a great iOS app that has students playing the old fashioned marble tilt puzzle game solving basic math problems (addition, subtraction, etc.) plus decimals and fractions.  A user can either tilt their iOS device to move the marble or use their finger to guide their marble to the desired spot.  Not only is this game highly addictive it gets rather challenging in the upper levels.  (Ages 6 to 8; $2.99; iPhone, )

Thinking Blocks Multiplication                                                                                         -Use number blocks to solve multiplication word problems, a strategy supported by Common Core standards. This app introduces kids to six problem solving models, which helps them organize information and visualize number relationships. (Ages 7 to 10; Free; iPhone, iPad)

Mathmateer                                                                                                                                -voted one of the top 10 best apps for elementary school kids by Appolicious (the app directory), appeals to kids' creative side. To build a rocket ship to launch into space, kids must earn money by completing basic math challenges while recognizing patterns and shapes, telling time, and working on fractions and square roots. (Ages 9 to 11; $0.99; iPhone, iPad)