## Favorite ipad apps

This page is a new item on my webpage. It is my hope to add several apps and how they might be used by students and teachers. Check back frequently as this is a work in progress.

**Math specific Apps: from the iTunes store**

**Calculators/Graphing**:

- Sketchpad Explorer Sketchpad Explorer provides an intuitive environment for exploring Dynamic Geometry mathematics. It offers users access to the vast library of The Geometer’s Sketchpad mathematics content on the Web
- Calculator HD -quick calculations everywhere you need them. Use simple and fast Basic Calculator, switch to Tape Calculator for you accounting needs and then mail the whole tape and never lose track of what you’ve entered. Or take advantage of Scientific Calculator loaded with more than 28 functions including percentage, root, power or goniometrical calculations and many others.
- MathGraphing-a powerful & unique 1D graphing calculator to graph mathematical expressions of arbitrary complexity. MATH GRAPHING XL can help students improve their math skills by developing some visual intuition of mathematical expressions or advanced users who need some scientific capabilities only available with desktop software like Matlab or Mathematica.
- Easy Chart- Simply,Beautiful Charts. Creates bar/line/pie/sidebar charts. (elem)
- Pie Chart 3 D Free- Pie Chart 3D Free allows you to create pie chart wherever you are. (elem)
- 123 Charts- simple app that combines a small spreadsheet editor with a charting library

**Fractions**

- Fraction Reduction Gizmo -simplifying fractions
- Virtual Manipulatives
**- Virtual Manipulatives for understanding fractions** - Freddy Fraction- Freddy Fraction is an alien who needs your help! He was exploring a strange, foreign planet when he realized he couldn't remember where he parked his spaceship...Freddy is lost! Help Freddy find his way back home safely using fractions, decimals, and percentages to lead him back to his spaceship! (elem)
- Pearl Diver- Throw on your diving helmet, and head into the depths of the sea! Dive amidst shipwrecks and sunken ruins for the valuable pearls, maybe even the elusive black pearl. But watch out for that pesky electric eel! Addresses number and operations standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
- Pizza Fractions: Beginning with Simple Fractions- In chef's pizzeria your child masters the concept of naming simple fractions using pizza picture examples. Designed for grade levels 2-6, Pizza Fractions provides introductory practice with fractions in an approachable game-like environment.
- Lobster Diver HD- Throw on your diving helmet, and head into the depths of the sea! Dive off the coast of Maine for lobster traps - you might even snatch the elusive blue lobster. But watch out for that pesky electric eel! Addresses number and operations standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Grades 3-8
- Math Tappers - Estimate Fractions Works on students ability to pick an appropriate benchmark (0, 1/2, 1) for a given fraction.

**General Math**

- Math Drills Lite-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. Solve nine-times problems using your fingers!
- Multiplication & Division Flash Action-or memorizing those facts! With this helpful app, children will be able to learn multiplication and division facts in a flash. The program makes learning multiplication and division facts fast and easy. It's flashcards with a techno twist!
- Multiples-Multiples is a simple game designed first to help learners to make sense of multiplication and division with whole numbers, and then to support them in developing fluency while maintaining accuracy.
- Math for iPad-
- Fill the Cup- Four math games allow children to experience math concepts through manipulation. Rods is an addition/subtraction game that uses different sized rods side by side to show how two numbers make up another one. The child selects the rod that makes up the missing piece.
- Math Kid- Addition and Subtraction – Arithmetic Sequence, Roman Numerals, Multiplication and Division, Percentages, Fractions, Basic Equations
- Trichotomy Lite- Sharpen your math skills with challenging addition and subtraction problems. (elem)
- Math Snacks HD- videos are available in HD for your iPad, complete with learner's guides, teacher's guides, and comic book transcripts for printing! See what really happened to Atlantis in "Atlantean Dodgeball". Find true love in "Bad Date". Rally the numbers in "Number Rights". Build royal bridges in "Overruled!". And fight the evil villain Scaleo in "Scale Ella".
- Tribbs Lite- you need to think fast and use any combination of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division to find three numbers you can make equal to the Target Number.
- Basic Math with Mathaliens Lite- Math with Mathaliens features two basic game types – Mathaliens Bingo and Hunting Mathaliens. Both of these games are designed with kids in mind. Lite version contains subtraction in 3 levels 0-10 (Easy), 0-20 (Medium), and 0-100 (Hard). Learning basic math has never been more fun. You will love to see your children making progress in their arithmetic skills while being entertained.
- Speedo Math- Speedo Math is a free math game designed for students that challenges their math skills and helps to strengthen them in the process. Here the students practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way.
- Meteor Math- Math meets an arcade game in Meteor Math, and you'll want to play all day! "Crash" meteors together to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations. Improve your math skills as you progress through increasingly harder problems. Suitable for kids of all ages... and even adults who want a fun challenge!

**Number Operations:**

- Middle School Math 7th Grade- Here's a fun game to practice your middle school math skills. Math topics included are: Negative Numbers, Absolute Value, Order of Operations
- Number line- value order from least to greatest
- Everyday Mathematics Name That Number- Allows students to see how order of operations will affect a solution
- Math Concentration by NCTM- By yourself or against a friend, match whole numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts to equivalent representations. Practice with the clear panes or step up the challenge with the windows closed. How many socks can you win?
- Numerosity: Play with Math!- With Numerosity, children will experiment with numbers and operations to develop their creativity with math. They’ll move numbers around, dragging them into different positions to perform different operations so as to discover the rules of math on their own at their own pace.

**Algebra:**

- Algebra Boot Camp-guide for students of all ages and skill levels. Using clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by full color illustrations, this app is perfect for any visual learner who prefers seeing what to do rather than reading lengthy explanations.
- Easel Algebra 1 Lite-Easel combines interactive, hands-on Algebra workbooks with instant "ShowMe" lessons. If you get stuck on a problem, just tap "ShowMe" and see a step-by-step animation of how to solve the problem, instantly. It's like having a tutor on demand!
- Algebra Pro- Examples and Visuals beyond the textbook. Contains solvers and tutorials for several topics for algebra I and algebra II
- MathQuest- Match the equation. You have to choose a specific operator such as plus,minus,multiplication,division or mix of them before starting game and level such as easy,medium or hard. Level will determine the numbers , easy will have numbers below 10 , medium will involve 2 digit numbers while hard will have 2 or 3 digit numbers.
- Algebra Champ- New to algebra? Still find that "x" a little intimidating? Download this free application and you'll be a champ in no time! Algebra Champ provides introductory level algebra skills practice with timed rounds, high scores, and a cage fight theme.
- Math Bingo- Solve 5 equations in a row, just like Bingo. Choose from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 3 levels of difficulty. Choose from 8 cartoon avatars. Collect and play with BINGO Bugs when you make a high score.
- Ooops- Ooops presents a series of such problems that are solved by placing one or more sets of parentheses on the right side of the equation to make it equal to the number on the left. At any point the player can check their work by pressing the check button to see how their parentheses have changed the result. This will show them the steps of the problem as the operations are performed in order.
- Egberta's Equations- Egberta the macaw has a nest full of tasty eggs that Cliff the climber wants to eat. Unfortunately, the eggs are on top of a tall cliff. Help Cliff reach the top and get the eggs by completing equations. Beware though! Egberta will drop eggs on Cliff's head if you waste too many eggs!
- HMH Math on the Spot- How about having a math tutor with you anytime, anywhere? Using HMH Math On the Spot, you can choose from hundreds of video lessons and topics from Grade 6 to Algebra 2. Whether you are studying negative numbers, linear equations, the Pythagorean Theorem, or polynomial functions, On the Spot video tutorials give you the detailed help you need where and when you need it.

**Geometry**:

- Easy Geometry-an intuitive feel of geometry as well as a quantitative look at the solutions for the key properties of each geometric shape.
- Geometry Designer- online constructions gives students better understanding basic geometry concepts
- Geometrics- constructs two-dimensional shapes when provided a minimum set of dimensions and then calculates area and perimeter
- Multi protractor- help students see degrees and radians
- Think 3D Free- Explore and interact with 3D shapes on a screen like you never have before. (elem)
- Geometry Pad- With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
- Angle Meter HS Lite- Get the ideal app to measure angles with several nice features
- Geoboard -The Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.

- Statistics Calculator- This statistics calculator will calculate moments (mean, variance, skewness, kurtosis), density, distribution, and quantiles for sixteen common probability distributions
- Khan Academy: Probability- Ximarc Studios Inc is proud to bring you Khan Academy Probability. Khan Academy Probability allows students to learn Probability through various videos which are download directly on your Iphone or Ipod touch and in the future to your Ipad. Students can watch the video anywhere, anytime, all the time and NEVER be concerned about having access to the internet while you are going through a Khan Academy lesson.

**Puzzles/Problem Solving:**

- Construction Zone (lite): This is a classic physics based puzzle game. Build your contraptions, test, and complete a variety of challenges.
- Build a Tower- Build A Tower is a game where you are hired by a building company and sent to work building towers. There are four different types of towers.
- Bridge Free-In Bridge Constructor, you can become an accomplished bridge builder without any formal training. Play 40 different levels, and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks.
- iBuilder- Build castles, docks, mansions, seawalls, towers, and anything else you can imagine. Use over 60 different types of blocks to build your own city and your own world!
- Slice It! Begins-Sounds easy? It may start out that way, but soon you'll be cutting shapes that will puzzle you like never before. Brainteasing puzzles: over 200 Basic Stages and a five-star rating system so you can play until you get it right! Time to start thinking and slicing!
- Solve Series Lite- Number Series Puzzles- SolveSeriesLite makes Number Series Puzzle solving a fun in a Math gaming mode. A unique Math Game on Number series completion to provide a Performance Review with Solutions and Hints after each game level.
- Sector 33- As the lead air traffic controller for Sector 33, you must merge the arriving planes into a single traffic stream as they pass over Modesto, CA on the western edge of your sector. The planes must be properly spaced and arrive over Modesto as soon as possible. Every minute you delay a plane during the traffic rush, that delay is passed on to ALL the other planes flying behind it. Although time is of the essence, to assure safety, the planes must NEVER violate minimum spacing requirements.
- Trainyard Express- Trainyard Express is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.
- Pick-a-Path- Help Okta reach the target (maximum, minimum, or a specific value) by choosing a path from the top of the maze to the bottom. Seven levels with seven puzzles will test your skills with powers of ten, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and more. How many starfish can you earn?

**Formulas**:

- iFormulas-a clean, simple, easy to use mathematical formula application. Provides basics to survive your Algebra, Calculus, Geometry or Trigonometry class. It does not give you answers but provides an easy navigational guide.
**Mathematical Formulas**- math teachers (or even those involved with sciences requiring the manipulation of numbers) have a quick conduit for referencing the various formulas from various disciplines. Students can throw their educators for a loop sometimes, so it helps to have the information on hand to answer any questions that crop up during a lesson. Users also have access to examples that illustrate how the equations work, making this a handy tool for cranking out quick assignments, quizzes, and tests as well.- MathTasks -comprehensive application that provides simple and quick access to the most commonly used formulas for Algebra and Geometry.
- Math ref. free -application that includes over 1400 helpful formulas, figures, tips and examples

**Experts and Videos**

- WolframAlpha-Get answers. Access expert knowledge. Wherever you are. Whenever you need it.
- Kahn Academy Algebra 1 -Ximarc Studios Inc is proud to bring you Khan Academy Algebra 1 (videos 1-36). Khan Academy Algebra allows students to learn Algebra through various videos which are download directly on your Iphone or Ipod touch and in the future to your Ipad.
- Minds of Modern Mathematics- If you have ever wondered how mathematicians and mathematics have shaped the world we live in, this is the app for you. The Minds of Modern Mathematics takes you on an interactive journey that spans nearly 1,000 years. It tells the story of mathematics and how it has impacted almost every aspect of human progress, from science to music, art, architecture, and culture.

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VoiceThread- Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.

**Collecting Data/Polling:**

- Socrative (teacher | student )- Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and grade your pre-made activities! Saving you time, so you can engage more with your students on an individual level. Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues and learning community.
- eClicker Host- eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a low cost polling solution for the classroom. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host app running on an iOS device, a Wi-Fi network, and students with internet-enabled devices to participate. (Student free version)

**AEA Online Databases**

- My School Gale- School Edition allows you to select your school and from a list of available schools, enter a password unique to your school and then gain access to a wealth of online knowledge available through your library or media center.
- Encyclopedia Britannica- The complete Encyclopaedia Britannica - the world’s most trusted reference source, enhanced for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
- EBSCO Host- EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPhone and iPod Touch users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content, provided courtesy of your library.
- Teen Health and Wellness- Teen Hotlines list hotlines, help lines, and web sites organized by subject. From school violence and depression to eating disorders and suicide, these national organizations can also refer teens to state and local services in their community. It is brought to you by the award-winning Web site, Teen Health & Wellness.

**Teacher**

- Stick Pick- Pick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping the screen -- but that’s just the beginning. Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions. If a student is consistently scoring near the top or bottom, simply change the level so students aren't bored or frustrated. Depending on students' levels of English proficiency, they might be asked simple yes-or-no questions or to elaborate in longer sentences.
- TeacherPal- a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
- Teacher's Assistant- LanSchool’s teacher console for the iPad. When paired with a LanSchool Teacher console running on either Mac or Windows, the Teacher’s Assistant will have the following benefits for teachers, professors or corporate trainers.

Near Pod- allows the teacher to built content (polling, slides, video, and other resources and share then with the student ipad. See more information at http://nearpod.com- Study Blue- flip online flashcards for fast feedback on what you know, then re-study concepts you’ve not yet mastered using Study Filters. Review class notes or make flashcards whenever you have a minute to spare.
- Three Ring
**- Great for digital portfolios. Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. Capture images, video and audio. Simple, fast and flexible.** - GooRu Collections- Need to study on the go? Download Gooru Collections to have the best educational resources at your fingertips for free. Discover more than 3,000 collections, which are organized playlists of multimedia resources, for every 5th-12th grade math and science topic, with more subjects coming soon. Enjoy learning interactively with videos, games, digital textbooks, and more! Now the highest quality, teacher-reviewed resources from www.goorulearning.org are available on your iPad for on-the-go learning.