Mathtopia+ App Review

Mathtopia+ is so compelling you might find you and your children sneaking time on the iPad to play this educational game. Combining comprehensive math fact practice in all four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with the addictive game-play of three (or more) jewels in a row matching games, something about this app makes you want to keep going and going!

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PlayPozz App Review

PlayPozz is an exciting first edition of an educational app that helps balance time spent playing on apps with direct educational practice. While it still needs to flesh out its offerings, this app shows promise and innovation, revealing the possibilities Android tablets have to help parents manage screen time without complicated tracking or over-involvement.

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Math Mathews App Review

Math Mathews takes children on a epic pirate-adventure while practice multiplication skills from a variety of angles. Children sink deeply into the storyline, and the collection of treasure really keeps them motivated to move through the mini-games and to master those timetables in order to get the magic necklace pieced back together to save Captain Mathews.

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iTooch Elementary School App Review

I'm excited to see what the future will bring for iTooch and their series of comprehensive, grade level apps for mobile devices. Perhaps some day we'll see Social Studies added to this large collection of educational modules for upper elementary! Until then, iTooch Elementary School will continue to provide an affordable, independent, and sound way for parents to encourage learning, practice, and test-based accomplishment in language arts, math, science and health in a format that focuses on content rather than effects.

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Column Addition App Review

Column Addition is a deeply process-oriented math app that supports children visually as they learn to work in columns and to carry numbers. It's my top recommendation if you need help with this mathematical skill; while it may appear deceptively simple, it is remarkably well designed and can be used independently by children to both reveal and practice the steps of column addition. Problems and settings can be flexibly altered by parents to match their child’s current level of understanding.

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Native Numbers App Review

Native Numbers goes far beyond your standard flashcards or object counting app by developing a rich, integrated understanding of quantity and numbers through 25 comprehensive activities that incorporate a wide range of educational approaches. This is the kind of app that should really be the standard for interactive education, but sadly, is almost impossible to find. I’m so glad that it’s been developed!

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iTooch Middle School App Review

iTooch is a pioneer – leading the way towards traditional, grade level based, comprehensive curriculum being available on mobile devices. Children can learn, practice, and test their knowledge in all the core skills taught in grade 6-8 language arts and math (and also health for grade 6) with iTooch: Middle School.

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4 Dice: Fraction Games App Review

4 Dice: Fraction Games not only helps children practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions; it also helps build algebraic thinking skills by requiring children to fill in the blanks with given numbers and by requiring multi-step thought processes.

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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Review

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week never fails to interest my children. Each educational short receives repeated viewings each week by many members of the family. This is a stand-by must-install-and-keep-loaded app in our home on all devices.

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Pocket Charts! Pro App Review

Pocket Charts! Pro is an amazing value with twenty distinct, hands-on educational activities in total. Ranging from preschool through to grade 1 skills, the activities in this app combine the traditional and effective methodology of pocket charts without the muss, fuss, pieces, or set-up time AND it’s lap-sized for friendly sharing between parent and child!

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SoGaBee’s Math Facts Fun App Review

SoGaBee's Math Facts Fun is ideally suited to helping young children master their basic math facts from 1-12 across all four major operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).  If you emphasize math facts mastery in your homeschool, check this app out.  It automatically gathers missed questions for review in both flashcard and quiz form, making your job easier!

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Montessori Numbers App Review

Montessori Numbers provides a variety of excellent activities that help children make vital connections between numbers and quantities while establishing a firm understanding of place value – both foundational skills before tackling operational math. You won’t want to miss adding this uniquely multi-faceted app as a key resource in your app toolbox for the early years.

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Snowflake Station App Review

Snowflake Station lets your child create endless folded paper snowflakes to explore symmetry and spatial thinking in a fun, creative way! Whether using the pre-programmed snowflake workshops or creating free form flakes, this app provides a fun, informal, and more importantly – delightful – way to build early mathematical thinking skills.

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Math Guardians App Review

If you hear excited hooting coming from a small crowd of children gathered around the iPad, it could be that they’ve discovered the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the battle-style math drill app, Math Guardians. With practice across all four major operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), robot aliens, and math-powered attacks, this one’s hard to resist for arcade-style app lovers!

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