There are many educational apps out there and it can be difficult to know which apps are most educationally sound. Here is a short list of Math and Science Apps to get you started. We believe these are well suited for tablet computing. Please check back periodically as we will be adding to this list.
Motion Math: Hungry Fish
Your fish is hungry – hungry for numbers! This addition and subtraction game has instant addition: touch two numbers together to instantly add. Most addition games teach in the form 3 + 4 = __; Hungry Fish challenges players to find different ways to make a 7 (1+6, 2+5, 3+2+2, etc.).
Motion Math HD
Motion Math helps learners estimate four forms of fractions: numerator over denominator (1/2), percents (50%), decimals (.5), and pie charts. Perceiving fractions quickly and accurately is needed for advanced math success.
The Elements: A Visual Exploration
The Elements lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you’ve never seen before. As well as Touch Press’ visually rich interactive title for iPad, The Elements is available as a beautiful printed book.
The Frog Dissection App is an ethical and educative alternative to live animal dissections.
Here is a favorite eBook that captures the possibilities of where textbooks are going:
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth
Common Core Web-based Mathematics Resources
Problems of the Month and More
Kansas Flip Books
Useful display of Common Core Standards
Common Core Conversations
Dozens of useful links to Math resources (Khan Academy first on the list)
Dan Meyers Three-Act Math
Video-based math challenges
Common Core Resources for English/Language Arts
An innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations developed at Carnegie Mellon University
An iOS App for young programmers
Daisy the Dinosaur
An iOS App for even younger programmers
Recommended Miscellaneous iOS Apps
Math Motion Zoom