## Apps I like ...

This list is comprised primarily of math apps. Some work on both a phone and a tablet, others are tablet only.

All have passed my "high level of quality control" - based purely on personal taste. I look for apps that have a focused intent, are easy to use, are adaptable to the user or users, and aren't too busy. Every child is different, so what one might enjoy, another won't. Hopefully the information I've put together here will be of some use, or at least point you in the right direction!

Keep checking back, as I will be adding new apps as I find them.

All have passed my "high level of quality control" - based purely on personal taste. I look for apps that have a focused intent, are easy to use, are adaptable to the user or users, and aren't too busy. Every child is different, so what one might enjoy, another won't. Hopefully the information I've put together here will be of some use, or at least point you in the right direction!

Keep checking back, as I will be adding new apps as I find them.

Native Numbers - Complete Number Sense Mastery

by Native Brain, Inc.

FREE

A good tool for helping students gain number sense. It starts with a very basic understanding of numbers and builds from there.

by Native Brain, Inc.

FREE

A good tool for helping students gain number sense. It starts with a very basic understanding of numbers and builds from there.

10 Frame Fill & Line 'em Up

by Classroom Focused Software

FREE

Great apps for early learners (K/1) understanding how numbers are composed and what their relation is to each other on the number line.

by Classroom Focused Software

FREE

Great apps for early learners (K/1) understanding how numbers are composed and what their relation is to each other on the number line.

Understanding Math - Times Tables: Learn to fluently multiply and divide within 100

by appp media UG

$3.99

This app is based on J. Bruner's Learning Theory "Three Modes of Representation". It is a great option for children who really need that conceptual understanding of numbers.

by appp media UG

$3.99

This app is based on J. Bruner's Learning Theory "Three Modes of Representation". It is a great option for children who really need that conceptual understanding of numbers.

Math Slide: (tens & ones), (hundreds, tens & ones), (addition & subtraction)

by Math Adventures

FREE or $1.99 ea

I LOVE these apps! Kids gain number sense when they are able recognize numbers in a variety of ways. These apps do that. They also offer a variety of levels, and you can play with just 1 person or up to 4. I currently only have the free versions, which so far are sufficient.

by Math Adventures

FREE or $1.99 ea

I LOVE these apps! Kids gain number sense when they are able recognize numbers in a variety of ways. These apps do that. They also offer a variety of levels, and you can play with just 1 person or up to 4. I currently only have the free versions, which so far are sufficient.

Maths Facts: number bonds and fact families

by Rob Clark

FREE

This app fits in nicely with what our students are learning at school - fact families, number bonds, and bar models. It also includes an option for missing addends (mystery numbers) which is very present in the new Common Core State Standards.

by Rob Clark

FREE

This app fits in nicely with what our students are learning at school - fact families, number bonds, and bar models. It also includes an option for missing addends (mystery numbers) which is very present in the new Common Core State Standards.

Make 10 Plus

by Bess Siegal

FREE

An easy going "tetris-style" game for practicing how to make 10.

by Bess Siegal

FREE

An easy going "tetris-style" game for practicing how to make 10.

Early Birds: Times Tables Training

by Key Stage Fun

$.99

Beginning multiplication practice. I would say it's appropriate for grades 2 and 3.

by Key Stage Fun

$.99

Beginning multiplication practice. I would say it's appropriate for grades 2 and 3.

Sushi Monster

by Scholastic

FREE

This app is well worth the money! It offers good practice, isn't too stressful, and is fun.

by Scholastic

FREE

This app is well worth the money! It offers good practice, isn't too stressful, and is fun.

Long Division Touch

by Regular Berry Software LLC

FREE or $.99

I teach division in what is now referred to as the "traditional method". Meaning, the long division algorithm that you most likely learned when you were in school. That's what this app is designed for. I have the free version, so can't speak to what the $.99 version offers. This is not a game-based app. It is a tool for learning the steps for doing long division, and for practicing those steps.

by Regular Berry Software LLC

FREE or $.99

I teach division in what is now referred to as the "traditional method". Meaning, the long division algorithm that you most likely learned when you were in school. That's what this app is designed for. I have the free version, so can't speak to what the $.99 version offers. This is not a game-based app. It is a tool for learning the steps for doing long division, and for practicing those steps.

Juicy Math

by PopAppFactory

$2.99

Juicy Math takes you through a visual representation of both multiplication and division, which is the first step in understanding the concepts of both operations. There is also a "Test Me" option.

by PopAppFactory

$2.99

Juicy Math takes you through a visual representation of both multiplication and division, which is the first step in understanding the concepts of both operations. There is also a "Test Me" option.

Number Bond Blasters

by Kenneth Whittaker

FREE

Another app that aligns with what students are learning at school: number bonds, fact families, bar models. All four operations are available (addition/subtraction AND multiplication/division). Also offers multiple levels as well as 2 modes of play - timed or not timed.

by Kenneth Whittaker

FREE

Another app that aligns with what students are learning at school: number bonds, fact families, bar models. All four operations are available (addition/subtraction AND multiplication/division). Also offers multiple levels as well as 2 modes of play - timed or not timed.

Quick Math - Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game

by Shiny Things

$1.99

This is one of my most favorite apps. Fact fluency is an important building block to mathematical success. Quick Math offers a less stressful mode of practice where students can also track their progress. Instead of seeing how many problems you can correctly answer in 2 minutes, Quick Math gives you a set number of problems and measures how long it takes you to answer that same number of problems during each session. At the end of your session, you are shown a graph of your progress for each day. This app has multiple levels of difficulty, as well as the option of having multiple accounts for more than one user. The other piece that I appreciate, is that you can write your answer directly on the screen - no need to find and then click on a number.

by Shiny Things

$1.99

This is one of my most favorite apps. Fact fluency is an important building block to mathematical success. Quick Math offers a less stressful mode of practice where students can also track their progress. Instead of seeing how many problems you can correctly answer in 2 minutes, Quick Math gives you a set number of problems and measures how long it takes you to answer that same number of problems during each session. At the end of your session, you are shown a graph of your progress for each day. This app has multiple levels of difficulty, as well as the option of having multiple accounts for more than one user. The other piece that I appreciate, is that you can write your answer directly on the screen - no need to find and then click on a number.

Numerosity: Play with Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction

by ThoughtBox

FREE

I have not yet spent a lot of time with these apps. I discovered them through another website's recommendations. I do know that each app has various levels of difficulty. They are also free, which makes it easy to try out.

by ThoughtBox

FREE

I have not yet spent a lot of time with these apps. I discovered them through another website's recommendations. I do know that each app has various levels of difficulty. They are also free, which makes it easy to try out.

Number Bonds: Multiplication & Division AND Addition & Subtraction to 99

by Staff Development for Educators

$1.99 ea

I am LOVING these apps and totally think they are worth the $1.99. The games are fun, cute, and range in difficulty. You also have the option of setting the pace if you want timed practice, or having un-timed play. The fact that they are aligned to our current instruction (number bonds, fact families, bar models, and missing numbers) is a bonus.

by Staff Development for Educators

$1.99 ea

I am LOVING these apps and totally think they are worth the $1.99. The games are fun, cute, and range in difficulty. You also have the option of setting the pace if you want timed practice, or having un-timed play. The fact that they are aligned to our current instruction (number bonds, fact families, bar models, and missing numbers) is a bonus.

Math Duel

by Ellie's Games LLC

$2.99

This is a fun game based app where you can compete against others. You can choose the operation(s) that you want to use, as well as the difficulty level for each player. So in effect your child could set your level at super-duper hard, and theirs at beginner ...

by Ellie's Games LLC

$2.99

This is a fun game based app where you can compete against others. You can choose the operation(s) that you want to use, as well as the difficulty level for each player. So in effect your child could set your level at super-duper hard, and theirs at beginner ...

Pure Math - Practice and Improve Your Math Skills

by Stoyan Hristov

FREE or $1.99

This app is for practicing your basic facts. It is simple to use and not stressful. Try the free version to see if it is right for your child.

by Stoyan Hristov

FREE or $1.99

This app is for practicing your basic facts. It is simple to use and not stressful. Try the free version to see if it is right for your child.

Math Vs Zombies - Math Games, Grade K-5

by TapToLearn Software

$4.99

Normally I do not go for this type of game based math app - I am thinking I must have downloaded it when it was free. That being said, it is actually fairly simple to use, not busy, and fun. I played it with a 1st grader and she had a blast!

by TapToLearn Software

$4.99

Normally I do not go for this type of game based math app - I am thinking I must have downloaded it when it was free. That being said, it is actually fairly simple to use, not busy, and fun. I played it with a 1st grader and she had a blast!

Twelve a Dozen

by Boss Studios Ltd.

$3.99

This is a game based app for upper grades. It is based on the Order of Operations. My son likes very few things that he knows has to do with him learning. This he likes!

by Boss Studios Ltd.

$3.99

This is a game based app for upper grades. It is based on the Order of Operations. My son likes very few things that he knows has to do with him learning. This he likes!

Basic Fraction

by Explorer Technologies

FREE or $2.99

Basic Fraction is a good tool for exploring fractions. It is simple to use, not busy, and focuses on what's important. At this time I only have the free version, so can't speak to the full version.

by Explorer Technologies

FREE or $2.99

Basic Fraction is a good tool for exploring fractions. It is simple to use, not busy, and focuses on what's important. At this time I only have the free version, so can't speak to the full version.

Dragon Shapes - Lumio Geometry Challenge

by Lighthouse Learning

FREE or $2.99

There are other Tangram apps out there, but I purchased this a few years ago. I still love it, think it does exactly what it is meant to, and kids have fun using it. I had the free version for a long time until one of my students became so enamored with it, that I bought the full version. I've never been sorry to have done so.

by Lighthouse Learning

FREE or $2.99

There are other Tangram apps out there, but I purchased this a few years ago. I still love it, think it does exactly what it is meant to, and kids have fun using it. I had the free version for a long time until one of my students became so enamored with it, that I bought the full version. I've never been sorry to have done so.

Geom-e-Twee

by John Miller

FREE

Geom-e-Twee is fun, creative, and for all ages. There are a variety of modes as well. Check it out!

by John Miller

FREE

Geom-e-Twee is fun, creative, and for all ages. There are a variety of modes as well. Check it out!

The Right Path

by Alexandre Minard

FREE or $1.99

This logic based app is well worth checking out. I currently have the free version, but am pretty certain I will be upgrading in the near future.

by Alexandre Minard

FREE or $1.99

This logic based app is well worth checking out. I currently have the free version, but am pretty certain I will be upgrading in the near future.

Dragon Box Algebra

by WeWantToKnow AS

FREE or the 5+ version is $4.99; the 12+ version is $7.99

Introduces algebra at an early age. I only have the free version, which I played around with just a little. I can totally understand why there is so much buzz around Dragon Box. However, I would recommend checking it out before purchasing.

by WeWantToKnow AS

FREE or the 5+ version is $4.99; the 12+ version is $7.99

Introduces algebra at an early age. I only have the free version, which I played around with just a little. I can totally understand why there is so much buzz around Dragon Box. However, I would recommend checking it out before purchasing.