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6 Fabulous Apps for Math

Must-have teacher apps for smartphones and tablets.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

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My Math Flash Cards
There’s no need for old-fashioned flash cards anymore. With My Math, students can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. “This app is great for students who are mastering basic facts or for students who need additional practice,” says Erin Muschla-Berry, a seventh-grade math teacher at Monroe Township Middle School in New Jersey. iOS and Android. Free.

CardDroid Math
A similar flash-card math app exists just for Android. CardDroid allows you to customize colorful flash cards to meet specific students’ needs. The app features timed tests and interactive rewards for users.
Android. $0.99.

Educreations
Educreations is an all-purpose app that records both writing and voice. Jennie Magiera, a digital learning coordinator in Chicago, has her students write and explain their thinking as they solve math problems. “Screen-casting metacognition is invaluable,” she says. iOS. Free.

Sushi Monster
Reinforce addition and multiplication skills with Sushi Monster. “This app is a favorite with my math students who love a challenge because the difficulty level really escalates as they make their way through the levels,” says Troy, Michigan, teacher Genia Connell. iOS. Free.

Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions
This isn’t your ordinary game of solitaire. Students must draw from the card pile and match equivalent fractions. They earn points for each match they make. iOS and Android. $1.99.

Motion Math: Hungry Guppy
The youngest students can practice counting and simple addition by feeding numbers to the hungry guppy. A similar version of the app, Hungry Fish, is aimed at elementary-age students. iOS. $3.99.

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    Curriculum Development, Addition and Subtraction, Algebra, Counting and Numbers, Fractions and Decimals, Geometry, Math Fluency and Intervention, Multiplication and Division, Number Sense, Place Value, Real-World Math, Professional Development, Educational Technology
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