Below are five apps that are said to help boost math skills in middle school. Give them a try!
Questimate! –Grade range: 4-7
What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game.
Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation.
Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off.
Bottom line: A great-looking, fully engaging math experience, from question to answer.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/questimate
Algebra Touch –Grade range: 4-7
What is it? A nice twist to learn equation steps, not answers.
Pros: Students get encouraging words at each step.
Cons: You can’t track how students are progressing, or if they’re progressing at all.
Bottom line: Algebra Touch breaks equations down into steps and describes them with such basic language that math-challenged students should improve.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/algebra-touch
DragonBox+Algebra –Grade range: 4-8
What is it? Mesmerizing, step-by-step puzzler sets the foundation for algebra.
Pros: A truly elegant design integrates entertainment and instruction so seamlessly that playing = learning.
Cons: Some levels might be hard to solve without hints.
Bottom line: This innovative game-changer teaches algebra, changes the way kids learn it, and even changes how they feel about it.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/dragonbox-algebra
Motion Math: Pizza! –Grade range: 4-8
What is it? Serving up valuable economics lessons with an extra helping of fun.
Pros: The challenges and rewards of running a successful business will empower kids and keep them engaged.
Cons: Could use more instructions and hints for kids who need extra guidance.
Bottom line: Fantastic math game gives kids a taste of what’s needed to run a profitable business.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/motion-math-pizza
Five apps for boosting middle school math skills
Posted By Contributor On February 26, 2014 @ 10:30 am In Apps,eClassroom News,Featured on eSchool News,How-to,STEM,Top News