Curriculum App Reviews - Math (K-6)
Title: Alien Buddies
Publisher: ArtGig
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Alien Buddies is a highly engaging app that teaches children matching skills in many different areas including shapes, colors, numbers, sizes etc.  Little aliens help along the way.  This is a game designed for younger children.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:
 Angles
Publisher: AppCentre Ltd
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:   Angles is an amazing app that children love.  It helps students understand the concept and use of angles.  The game uses colorful images of animals to teach children absolute position of angles.  There are 15 different levels. My math class of special education students loves this game and they are getting better at angles because of it.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Basic Math
Publisher: Poh Oon Ng
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Another no frills app that teaches math facts.  Even though this app does not have a lot of frills, it is a class favorite.  Choose any operation, any difficulty, and any number of questions.  Students will have a blast trying to beat their previous high scores.  This was one of my first apps and continues to be one of the most used.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:
 BrainPop Featured Movie
Publisher: BrainPop
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  BrainPop is an oldie but goodie when it comes to educational videos on the Internet.  Tim and Moby bring educational videos and quizzes to you in this wonderful app.  Each day, there is a new movie.  You will not have access to all of the BrainPop movies but one per day is pretty cool.  Great app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: 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: Coin Crazy
Publisher: George White
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Coin Crazy is another great app for learning and reviewing the counting of coins.  This continues to be a class favorite.  Kids are given a pile of coins and they have to match the value with the values listed below.  Not many frills but a good app.  There are better apps in the app store for $.99.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Coin Math
Publisher:  JT Teh
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:    Coin Math is a highly engaging and interactive way for students to learn about money.  Students will learn what the front and back of all coins look like, learn about the U.S. state quarters, learn how to match coins, learn how to add coins, learn how to add different coins, learn how to pay for items and learn how to make change.  This is one of the most important skills we can teach our children and this app does a great job making this skill fun and interactive.  Great for younger students and special education students who struggle with money.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools
Review:  Very good math app for coins.  I use it weekly in my high school resource room.  I like that there are different levels and options for each. I mainly use the shopping feature which allows my students to 'buy' items, make change, and count the coins.  There is also a neat matching feature.
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton 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:  Construction Zone HD
Publisher:  Digital Concepts
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Lite version free, Full version $2.99
Review:  Students individually build structures from wooden pieces to reach a target height trying to make them sturdy enough to withstand the pull of gravity. They discover that triangles are "rigid" compared to rectangles or parallelograms. Excellent for geometry unit focused on characteristics of polygons or high school physics course.
Submitted By:  Virginia Wysong, Tri-County North Local Schools


Title: Count Money
Publisher:  King's Apps
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Lite version free, Full version $1.99
Review:  This is another app for counting money.  Much like other apps that match money, this is a highly interactive game that kids will love.  This game will allow you to add your own voice to learn money in a personal way.  This is not the best money app but for free it is worth the money.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools
Review:  This app is very useful for students who need extra practice with making change.  This would be great for elementary teachers in a currency lesson, or special education teachers with students needing more work with handling money.  You can work in a quiz mode that is timed for speed, or go more slowly without the timer.
Submitted By:  Thomas Marshall, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Counting Bills & Coins
Publisher: K12, Inc.
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free
Review:   Counting Bills and Coins lets students practice identifying and solving math problems with money.  Count, match, and make change with coins and bills up to $20.  This is a fun and engaging game that my students love.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Counting Coins
Publisher: K12, Inc.
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free
Review:   Counting Coins lets you practice working with all U.S. coins.  This is similar to the Counting Coins and Bills app I have already reviewed by the same company.  Students love this app and its simplicity.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton 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: Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Do your students like baseball but hate multiplication?  Everyday Math has created a fun way to review and learn your math facts with baseball.  This is an engaging video game that kids love and they actually are learning multiplication at the same time.  Play versus the computer or versus a friend.  There are 2 different versions of this game (1-6 facts) and (1-12 facts).  I highly recommend this game.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Beat The Computer Multiplication
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Beat the computer is a simple game in which the student tries to beat the computer to the answer of a multiplication problem.  Students will love the challenge of racing against the clock.  This game practices multiplication facts 1-10.  Have fun!  Can your students beat the computer?
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools
Review:  This app is a basic multiplication facts game.  You have 20 seconds to solve each problem and the time remaining becomes your score.  You need to solve 20 problems to end the game.  Best for students just learning their facts, or students who need extra help with multiplication.  Not super exciting, but functional.
Submitted By:  Thomas Marshall, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Divisibility Dash
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Divisibility Dash offers a quick and engaging way to learn and practice multiples of a number and applying the different divisibility tests.  This game is quick and exciting to students.  This game also has a tutorial mode for learning.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   This app is a good way to practice fraction concepts and relationships.  This highly visual app allows students to match equivalent fractions on cards showing halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths, and twelfths. Cards disappear when matched and points are awarded.  Students love this game!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Everyday Mathematics Name That Number
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Is order of operations a drag for your students?  No longer!  Name that Number is a wonderful game from Everyday Math that is an easy way to practice computation and order of operations.  Students will use number tiles to build numbers sentences that equal a target number.  This game will make your students think.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Number Squeeze
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   Number Squeeze is an engaging app that makes students guess a number by hearing clues.  This number is less than 5.  This number is more than 2.  Kids will have a great time trying to guess the mystery number.  I would recommend this game for younger children because it gets really easy for the older elementary school crowd.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Subtraction Top-It
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  If you have the Everyday Math program, you need to get this app for the iPod Touch or iPad.  This app is exactly like the subtraction top it game in the math series.  Players take turns dealing 2 digit number cards to each player, finding their differences and then comparing the differences.  Players score points for each correctly found difference.  The most points wins.  This is a highly visual and engaging way to learn subtraction.  This app is also available in the addition version which costs the same price.  It is not necessary to have the Everyday Math program to enjoy this app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Tric-Trac
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Players take turns rolling two dice, finding their sum and then matching the sum to one or more of the numbers in their hand.  Every match eliminates that number or numbers from a player's hand and reduces their score.  Try to eliminate all the numbers in your hand to win.  This game is a 1 or 2 player game and is another example of the engaging games Everyday Math has developed.  Kids will love this game and beg you to play it day after day.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Factor Samurai
Publisher: Third Rail
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:   Factor Samurai is wonderful app that helps children learn and review factors in a fun and engaging manner.  Students will love chopping up numbers into their factors.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: FastMath Facts
Publisher: Mark Neustadt
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  FastMath Facts is a fun app in which students have the opportunity for timed practice for all math facts, algebra and order of operations.  At the end of each time practice, students get to make music as a reward.  My students love this app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton 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:
 Fractions Kitchen
Publisher: Plainvue Software
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  This app is a great way to learn and review fractions. Students cook food items but can only move on to the next level when the food is cooked correctly. Students are asked fraction questions in order to cook. For example:  cook 1/4 of a dozen eggs. Students will then have to catch 1/4 of a dozen eggs. This game is engaging, interactive and highly motivational. I have been using this in general and special education classes for 2 years and it is still a classroom favorite.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Fraction Math Level 1A
Publisher: JT Teh
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review: Fraction Math Level 1A is another app that teaches fractions.  This app is a no frills app that explains what fractions are, improper fractions, mixed numbers and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions.  There is opportunity to practice what was learned and hints are given for wrong answers.  Not the most interactive app available but good.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Fractions App by Tap to Learn
Publisher: June Infrastructure
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  This app is a fun, comic-like way to learn and review fractions.  Cartoon like pictures and explanations make learning fractions easy and fun.  The app also has links to the Khan Academy website for videos on fractions.
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:  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: JRS Coin Counting
Publisher: JRS Education
Available For:  Android
Cost:  $1.79
Review:  A great app for teaching students about counting coins.  Could be used in a kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom. For younger students, there is a tool called "know your coins" where they can flip coins and learn their name & value.  For older students, there are two different activities that can be assigned that are based upon traditional worksheets that I have seen for coin counting.  For one, coins are displayed on the screens and the students make decide how much change they have.  For the other one, students are given a specific amount of change and then they have to click on the appropriate coins that would give them this amount.  Very fun & interactive for the students.  A lot better than worksheets since the app is in color.  
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title:  Kids Numbers and Math
Publisher:  intellijoy
Available For:  Android
Cost:  Lite version free, Full version $2.99
Review:  This math application is great for students to work on basic math problems.  The numbers can be spoken outloud.  This app will allow students to better compare, name, match, add and subtract numbers.  Great for review time!
Submitted By:  Sam Young, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Little Patterns
Publisher:  Innovative Investments
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99 Each
Review:    Little Patterns is a series of apps that allows children to learn and practice patterns in a colorful and engaging manner.  Your students will love trying to figure out which "item" comes next in the pattern.  The various apps in this series cover letters, shapes, animals, numbers, colors and range in difficulty from very young to older children.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Long Division Mathematics
Publisher: Esa Helttula
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  The Long Division app steps students through the long division method.  Each step in the division process is clearly displayed and animated.  Set types of problems up to 3 digit divisors and 5 digit dividends (including decimals), or input your own problems.  Speed and themes are adjustable, as well as customizable colors for visually impaired students.  Long Division Mathematics earned the highest rating by Educational App Review. Excellent for differentiating levels of problems so each student is challenged, yet supported, each step of the way.
Submitted By:  Rhonda Dickinson, South-Western City Schools
 
 
Title: Math Doodles
Publisher: Carstens Studios Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $2.99
Review:  There are four challenges included in this app:  Sums Stackers, Connect Sums, Unknown Square, and a Sneek Peek Challenge.  The Sums Stackers challenges students to reach a target sum using various values.  Values can be represented using dice, coins, roman numerals, or words.  The Connect Sums portion of the app helps students with number sense by using a 4X4 array to clear a series of random values.  The Unknown Square portion of the app helps students with their algebraic thinking by solving for an unknown using a 3X3 array. Horizontal, vertical, and diagonal sums for values are shown on these arrays.  The Sneek Peek Challenge includes a various modes such as clock hours, clock minutes, angles, and fractions.  This portion will be made available in its finished form in a future free update.  This app is designed to allow students to develop multiple solutions and strategies, and there isn't only one correct answer using Math Doodles. 
Submitted By:  Robin Weaver, Willoughby-Eastlake 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 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: MathBoard
Publisher: Palaware
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $4.99
Review:   Students can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares, cubes, and square roots.  MathBoard has a built-in problem solver that explains the steps to solve problems.  Students can learn, practice, and take a quiz to test their skills.  The app keeps the stats of multiple users so it can be used by the entire class.  There is a free version - MathBoard Addition which is limited to only addition questions.  
Submitted By:  Deb Tschirhart, SOITA
Review:   MathBoard is a fantastic math learning tool for your iPad. -- MathBoard is appropriate for all ages from kindergarten (with simple addition and subtraction problems) to elementary school where learning multiplication and division can be a challenge. You can control the range of numbers you want to work with, the amount of questions you want to answer and even assign a time limit per quiz. MathBoard will make learning math fun.
Submitted By:  Josh Margerum, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Math Bingo
Publisher:  ABCya.com LLC
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:    Math Bingo is a very cool and engaging app for students.  Students solve math problems ranging in difficulty from easy to very hard.  Each answer is a spot on a bingo board.  When students get a "bingo", they win bugs.  The object is to collect as many bugs as possible.  When bugs are collected, another mini game begins to earn gold coins.  This is a class favorite for my students.  
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Math Blaster Space Zapper
Publisher: Knowledge Adventure, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android
Cost:  $1.99
Review: This is a great review game for your basic math operations.  It includes different level difficulties for you to choose from.  The objective of the game is to escape from asteroids that are in the asteroid belt.  You complete this by getting the questions correct.  Very fun and interactive for your 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: Math Vs. Zombies
Publisher: Tap to Learn
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  $.99
Review:   Zombies seem to be all the rage lately.  From TV shows to video games.  Well, Math Vs. Zombies is no different.  Math Vs. Zombies is a simple game that pits you against zombies.  Zombie come at the player and the player attacks by completing math problems.  Your students will have fun attacking zombies and learning math facts.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton 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: Minute Math For Kids
Publisher:  Salvatore Parisi
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:    Minute Math is an app designed to help children with learning and memorizing math facts through timing and positive reinforcement.  The app allows for different operations, difficulty and hints.  My students like this app.  Awards are given for best time.  This app doesn't have many bells and whistles but it gets the job done.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Publisher:  THUP Games
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:    This app was shared with me by the kindergarten teacher in my school.  She uses it all the time.  Her kids really love it.  I also downloaded it for my niece.  She also loves it.  This wonderful and engaging app teaches children about colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching and differences in six awesome games.  The goal is to pack the monkey's lunchbox while learning.  Your young children will be hooked on this game.  It is the #1 game for preschoolers in the app store for a reason.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton 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: Motion Math Zoom
Publisher: Motion Math Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  This app teaches younger children about place value through the use of number lines.  The free app has 6 levels of difficulty, and starts with basic numbers and moves into negative numbers and decimals.  The free app includes 6 levels; the upgrade purchase will extend the levels to 24.  The app uses graphics and animation, as well as high scores, stats, and Game Center integration.  
Submitted By:  Robin Weaver, Willoughby-Eastlake 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: Operation Math
Publisher: Spinlight Studio
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  Do you like James Bond and Mission Impossible?  If not, I bet your students will.  This game is a James Bond style game in which students are the spies.  In order to complete missions, students must answer math facts.  Each answer unlocks a new door.  Hurry up though.  Time is running out.  Opportunities to upgrade clothing and gear are endless.  This game will definitely teach your students their math facts in an interesting and engaging manner.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Pearl Diver Pro
Publisher: New Mexico State University
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  Free
Review:  Interactive math game for lower level math students.  This helps with fractions and using a number lines.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Pocket Change Workbook
Publisher:  Visual Learning Aids, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   The app offers a variety of features such as coin recognition, counting money, identifying bills, and even money word problems.  My students use the app for counting, coin recognition, and the word problems.  They particularly enjoy the word problems. I would suggest this app to any teacher or support staff working with coin math.
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Pizza Fractions
Publisher: Brian West
Available For:  iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Cost:  Free and $.99
Review:  Who loves pizza?  I'll bet your students do.  This is a series of 3 apps designed to help children learn the basics of fractions in an engaging, food driven manner.  1:  Pizza Fractions:  Beginning with simple fractions (Free).  This app gives the basics.  2:  Pizza Fractions:  Comparing simple fractions ($0.99).  This app compares simple fractions using visuals.  3:  Pizza Fractions:  Basic conversions ($0.99).  This app begins to explain the process of simplifying and converting fractions.  My students love these apps and I highly recommend them all.
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: 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: 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: TanZen HD Lite
Publisher:  Little White Bear Studios
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Tangrams help students to develop their spatial memory and spatial visualization skills as well as to recognize and apply transformations.  This free app has nearly 50 tangram puzzles.  Students will have fun working with these puzzles.  TanZen HD has over 500 puzzles for $2.99. 
Submitted By:  Deb Tschirhart, SOITA


Title: TempoPerfect
Publisher:  NCH Software
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free
Review: TempoPerfect simulates a metronome which provides a precise beat both visually and audibly.  Use in 5th-7th grade math classes to demonstrate the concept of “constant rate” by comparing 60 beats per minute to 120 beats per minute.  Use in health classes to simulate heart beats per minute for different levels of physical activity.   Musicians can use the simple and compound tempos to demonstrate advanced tempo patterns.  
Submitted By:  Virginia Wysong, Tri-County North Local Schools


Title: The Numberlys
Publisher: Moonbot Studios
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $5.99
Review:   I have been waiting for this app for a long time.  The Numberlys is the next "book" by Moonbot Studios.  This company made the book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Wow.  The Numberlys is visually amazing and the story is wonderful.  Your students will love it.  The interactive pieces make the story even more engaging than it already is.  This "book" is well worth the price and should be on the iDevice of every teacher.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Trichotomy
Publisher: Plannerhead LLC
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free for lite version, full version $.99
Review:  Trichotomy is a cool app that allows students to practice their math facts and determine which answer is greater than, less than or equal to their answer.  Wonderful app for determining equality.  There are no frills in this app but your students will have fun.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton 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