Curriculum App Reviews - Math (7-12)
Title: Algebra Pro
Publisher:  Easel
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:   This app is dedicated to Algebra I. It has over 100 questions with answers in 15 different categories.  It is a very basic app.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools
Review:   The good news: this app is now free.  The bad news: it is free because the publisher does not support it anymore (which means future bugs will not be fixed).  The cool thing about the app is that it has ShowMe videos about different algebraic concepts.  The student can search thru many categories and pick out what they are currently doing in their math class. 
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Calculator Pro
Publisher: MYW Productions
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:   An App Store Rewind 2011 winner, Calculator Pro is a calculator that can grow with students. Use it as a standard calculator for basic operations or tilt to landscape and it transforms into a scientific calculator. The large keyboard is easy to use,  just swipe to edit number inputs.  It includes adjustable themes to customize the look, and optional skins for $0.99. It is particularly useful for middle school students whose math curriculum includes the need for both basic and scientific calculators.  It's a great math tool for any level and its size also makes it useful for the visually impaired.
Submitted By:  Rhonda Dickinson, South-Western City Schools


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 Caster: Mobile Studio
Publisher:  Gregory Maculo
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free version available, Full version $4.99
Review:    Caster Mobile Studio allows teachers and students of all content areas to create podcasts.  Podcasting is an engaging way for students to explain what they know through easy audio recordings.  This app makes this even simpler with the use from either an iPod Touch or iPad.  Podcasts can be shared via email, Dropbox, or your own school's server.  Tired of giving the same old paper and pencil tests?  Have your students create a podcast instead!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Cloud On
Publisher:  Cloud On, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Cloud on is a free app that allows you to create, view, and modify Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly on your iPad. There are many other apps out there that allow you to do this but I have not seen one that is free. The documents you create are easily shared to a Dropbox account (which you will need to set up). This is also free. This app could be used in any class that creates documents. Awesome app for creating those digital portfolios. 
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Common Core Standards
Publisher:  MasteryConnect
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  As an administrator and former teacher, the Common Core Standards app has been a great reference to easily read and understand the core content standards in the areas of Mathematics and Language Arts.  This app includes standards for grades K-12 and are integrated & synthesized with corresponding college and career readiness standards.
Submitted By:  Jamie Kunz, Hamilton City Schools


Title: eClicker Host
Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $9.99
Review:   eClicker Host is a wonderful app that turns iPods into a classroom performance system.  Students will beg to take tests on their iPods.  Students will get instant results after each question.  Teachers can create their own questions that correspond to their own curriculum.   You will also need to download the eClicker app (free) for each iPod. This is a wonderful app and one of my most used and highly recommended apps.  I love it.  Kids love it.  You will love it!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Elevated Math
Publisher: Elevated Lab Press
Available For:  iPad, iPhone, iTouch
Cost:  Free
Review:  This app consists of 173 lessons, but you have to buy some of the lessons.  It does show you all of the content standards for free so it is a nice reference tool.  It also has ACT/SAT prep materials that are free.  Not the easiest app to navigate, but it isn't bad once you get the hang of it.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Formulas Lite
Publisher: Abhishek Kumar
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Free
Review:  This application is simple and easy to use.  It gives you access to a collection of the most important formulas for math, physics & chemistry.  This application includes a scientific calculator, interesting facts, and a translator.
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title:  Fractions Helper
Publisher: Issam Qadan
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review: Fractions Helper is an app that calculates fractions for you. With this app you can add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.  You can also compare and simplify.  This app is mainly a calculator designed for fractions.  Not a lot of fun, but it comes in handy.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Geometry Test
Publisher: Cotton Cola
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Geometry Test is an app that helps students learn and review simple geometry concepts.  The scores students receive can also be tracked in a performance tracking mode.  Learning geometry concepts has never been easier.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: HomeBudget
Publisher:  Anishu, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Lite version is free, Full version is $4.99
Review:  This app is great when using with students discussing budgeting.  The lite version is really good for being free. It allows you to input all of your financial information for the month (expenses, bills, income, etc...) and even generates a chart at the bottom to track your finance trends. My students liked it. 
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton City Schools


Title: iCrosss
Publisher:  Oleh Yudin
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:   iCrosss is very cool.  Finding images of complex geometric solids is hard to do online.  You can build very complex solids, like dodecahedrons, on this application.  I find think it would be best used in a higher-level middle school classroom or on the 9th grade geometry level.
Submitted By: Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title:  iResponse 
Publisher: TATE, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99, the Pro version is $4.99
Review:   iResponse is another classroom responder system.  Unlike other classroom responder systems, iResponse works in conjunction with your own laptop.  Using the wireless network in your school, iResponse allows teachers to create quizzes on the computer and "push" questions to their students immediately.  I also like the fact that teachers can create questions on the fly and push them to their students.  iResponse works seamlessly and the students love taking quizzes.  I have used this app many times to do quick comprehension checks during the teaching of the lesson.  This is wonderful for students who are afraid of answering out loud for fear of being wrong.  No one knows if a student got the answer correct except the teacher and the individual student.  NOTE:  the teacher laptop also needs to download the free iResponse software from their website.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Master the Math
Publisher: Virginia Dept of Education
Available For:  iPad, iPhone, iTouch
Cost:  Free
Review:  This is an EXCELLENT math resource! There are over 800 questions for students.  There is a button to hit that gives the students a formula sheet and hints if they are stuck.  You can choose to do math by grade level although some of the 8th grade math is definitely higher level math.  Each question also gives an explanation of the answer.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math.
Publisher:  YourTeacher.com
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  This app is dedicated to fractions, pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. You have to type in the topic you wish you explore and it gives you examples about each subject.  It also gives you practice problems and instructional notes that are helpful if making flashcards for that topic.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools
Review:  This app gives you short mini-lessons on basic math concepts.  There is an instructional video with each lesson with a tab for hints, work, and finally the answer.  It would be nice If you could write on the screen with a stylus, but all in all a good app.
Submitted By:  Thomas Marshall, Hamilton City Schools


Title:   Math Algebra Solver Calculator
Publisher:  JRG Software
Available For:  Android
Cost:  $.99
Review:   Great math application that solves problems for you and also shows the work that goes with it.  From simple problems all the way up to complex, this app has it all.  You can find answers to factoring problems, pythagorean theorem, quadratic equations, and linear equations. 
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Attack Pro
Publisher:  Chilis Apps
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Lite version free, Pro version $.99
Review:  Great application to help students improve their basic math skills.  Addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication problems are all included.    It provides you with statistics to let you know how well you are doing.  In the Pro version there is a survival mode that extends time by getting the answers correct. This would be a great review game for students.
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Game
Publisher: Italy Games
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Free
Review:   This is a great math review game for all students.  The goal of the game is to combine numbers to equal the number in the left bottom corner of the screen.  It is very fun and engaging for the students!
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Maniac Gold
Publisher:  Björn Voigt
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Lite version free, Full version $1.29
Review:  This is a very addictive game that has you combine numbers to equal the number in the bottom left corner in a time of 10 seconds.  It teaches speed, accuracy, and helps with your math facts.  It is extremely fun and hard for your students to put down!
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Practice Flashcards
Publisher:  TeachersParadise.com
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Free
Review:  Math Flashcards contains a set of flashcards that allow students to test themselves on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Teachers can choose from pre-made flashcards or they can create their own.  Great way to review for tests and allow students to quiz themselves on progress.
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: MathStudio
Publisher: Pomegranate Software
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Android
Cost:  $19.99
Review:   This app features a graphic calculator, 2D graphing, 3D graphing, time graphing, statistics, and scripting.  It is a very comprehensive math tool that could be used for any math class requiring a graphing calculator.  The graphing capability on the screen is incredible and much clearer than your traditional graphing calculator.  However, the app crashes a lot and the user interface still needs to be worked on in order to make it more user-friendly for students.  
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Workbook
Publisher: Math Pentagon
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free with in app purchases
Review:   This easy to use app allows you to supplement your lesson with an array of practice problems.  The workbook is organized into specific topics to make it easy for you to choose the problems you want to assign.  You can simply view the problems, or open the workbook and record your progress.
Submitted By:  Thomas Marshall, Hamilton City Schools


Title:   Metrics Conversion Pro
Publisher:  Kalyani
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Lite version is free, Pro version is $1.99
Review:   This is a great app that can be used for your math and science classes for calculating conversions.  This application allows you to customize and create your list of favorite calculators.  Whether it be kilometers to miles or figuring out fractions, this app has it all.  Speed and velocity, kilograms-pounds, pressure conversions, angle conversions are just a few of the many, many other conversions found with this app. 
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Motion Math HD
Publisher: Motion Math Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $2.99
Review:  Super fun game.  This game has the player use the tilt feature on the Ipad to maneuver falling numbers to the correct spot on the number line.  There are several different scenes in the backgroud to choose from.  It is a great tool to practice ordering fractions from least to greatest.  It is also a very addicting game that will capture the interest of the students.
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Nike+ GPS
Publisher: Nike
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   The Nike+ GPS app is a great app that tracks running and walking miles.  The Nike+ GPS app is designed for iPhones.  The Nike+ app comes with all iPods standard and costs nothing.  If you use the Nike+ app that is free, you will need a receiver to get the app to work ($20).  I have used the app in school as a reward for good behavior.  Students who were well behaved were allowed to take the receiver and iPod outside at recess to see how far they could run.  Before I knew it, there was a class competition for running miles.  When runs/walks are uploaded to the NIke+ website, data of all runs and calories burned is shown.  This is a great data analysis activity.  Students will never look at data analysis the same way again.  I highly recommend getting this app.  This is truly an engaging way to put a real-life spin on math.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Numbers
Publisher:  Apple, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $9.99
Review:   Numbers is a great spreadsheet app from Apple.  This app on the iPad makes creating spreadsheets easier than ever.  I use this app daily in my class to keep track of grades, skills, and other information on my students.  The user interface is simple and elegant.  This is one of my favorite apps ever.  Kids in math class could use this app to create many types of tables and graphs.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:
 Numbers League
Publisher:  Bent Castle Software
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  Numbers League is a very interesting and engaging app for the iPad.  This game practices math facts and operations using super heroes.  Each player gets a chance to make super hero.  Each part of the hero (head, torso, legs) has a different value.  When the hero's body is completed, students find the value of the hero and using the total, try to eliminate villains who are worth certain values.  For example:  If your hero adds up to 10, you can get rid of the villain who is worth 10.  The game gets harder as more heroes join your team.  Multiple heroes can be added to get rid of larger villains.  The highest level involves addition, negative numbers and multiplication.  We use this game with the iPad connected to our data projector.  Students love seeing the game on the big screen.  They work as teams to win.  Amazing!!!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Prime Numbers
Publisher: ESS Internation Corporation
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  This no frills app simply calculates if a number entered is prime or not.  It also lets the user know how many numbers between 0 and that number are prime.  That's it.  This app would be very helpful for special needs students who struggle with determining if a number is prime.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Stock Board Free
Publisher:  Nick Yang
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free
Review: Simultaneously track stocks of companies your students are familiar with, such as Apple, Disney, Pepsico, etc.  Every few minutes a positive or negative integer is displayed indicating the increase or decrease of the real time trading price of one share of stock.  Other math concepts applied are range and percents. 
Submitted By:  Virginia Wysong, Tri-County North Local Schools


Title:  Trigonir
Publisher:  S. Cicak
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  This is an advanced math application that deals with trig functions.  I found a few bugs while using the app, but overall I liked the way you could demonstrate the functions.  The pictures are very clear when projected and the colors help the numbers stand out.  The problem is that this app does not offer much more than a geometric sketch pad app.
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Smart Distance
Publisher: Smart Tools 
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Free
Review:  You can measure distance to a target by the camera perspective.  This would be another (and unique) way of measuring distances to help find speed,velocity, and acceleration.  Great app for math and science classes.
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Units
Publisher: Alex Price
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free 
Review:  Units is a great free app for converting one unit to another.  Want to know how many cups are in 15 gallons.  This app will tell you.  There are no special bells and whistles in this app but it is awesome.  I use it in my personal life as well as in school with the students.  Some times we don't need to figure out how to convert everything.  Some times we just need the answer.  This app will do this for you.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools