I am always on the hunt for new math apps to use for class, and I’m particularly happy when I find free math apps that are simple and effective.
I recently attended a professional development session about math apps, and I’ve collected the most popular to share with you! These were recommended for a K-2 classrooms, and they are between $0-$5.
Name: Math Tappers
Skill: Addition with fixed sum (ie. friends of 10) Choose the sum on the settings page, then simply tap the two numbers that add up to that total. Keep going until all the numbers are gone, and then check progress.
Name: Math Bingo
Skill: Basic facts practice; students win a cute big for each correct answer until they make five in a row. We play this as a whole class, and they LOVE it!
Name: Pizza Fractions
Skill: Basic fractions practice; simple enough for independent practice.
Skill: Geometric Shapes with virtual elastics
Name: Number Pieces
Skill: Place Value. Count them up, and use to solve addition and subtraction problems.
Name: Hungry Fish
Skill: Basic Facts practice. Direct the fish around to eat the correct numbers, and learn while having fun.
Name: Math Regrouping
Skill: Basic addition and subtraction. You have the ability to write on the screen, and then choose multiple choice answers at the bottom.
Name: Build to 100
Skill: Using a 100’s chart to solve various tasks, such as filling in the missing number tiles, highlighting odd or even, making number patterns, etc.
Name: Symmetry School
Skill: Exploring symmetrical pictures
Name: Math Shaker
Skill: Basic Addition; solve to win pieces of the puzzle to build the pictures.
I hope your students enjoy these engaging math apps!
Domino Math Center
Even if you don’t have technology in your classroom, you can still keep things hands on for math class. Here’s a fun math activity for your math centers. Use dominos (or photocopy the page of printed dominos included) for each student and ask them to sort according to the total number of dots. I like them to also write the equation within each answer space for accountability and quick assessment.
If you are looking for Interactive Math Sets to cover Grade 1 standards, click HERE to see comprehensive sets for the whole year!