Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Math App You've Got to Have

Wow- this whole getting back to work business is exhausting isn't it? If you saw my FB post yesterday you saw that I said I hoped I would have my blog mojo back today.

After writing that last night I got to thinking.....I joined Weight Watchers on Sunday. I haven't had a glass of wine all week.....COULD WINE BE MY MOJO?!

Ha ha....I kid of course...I think. 

I have high expectations for apps. I want them to be fun and educational. I don't want them to be too easy, but not so difficult that you get frustrated after five minutes. I HATE ads, but I'm willing to try the free lite version to see if I like it. I don't like complicated instructions because....seriously, who has time for that? And I like creativity! C'mon- we all do! 
Well I found one app that I LOVE.

Drumroll please for my new favorite.....


This app is AWESOME! There are three different games in Math Doodles


All three games are great for developing number sense. Sums stacker gives students three numbers and several die. Students have to move the die around until they create the correct sum. Connect Sums is similar but students have to connect die that have the add up to the correct sum. *Unknown Square is tough!* 

So I did a quick google search on the author and he has a website and another app called 


Amazing for understanding key vocabulary like slide/translation, flip/reflection, turn/rotation and, of course, symmetry. It's a challenge! 
The Carsten Studios website has demos of each app and sneak peaks of upcoming apps too!
The apps are $1.99 each, but worth every penny!







5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I am always looking for more apps to try with the kids; however, like you, I want them to be really worthwhile and educational.

    Keep the recommendations coming!
    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  2. Ooh, thanks for the tip! Those look awesome! I am EXHAUSTED, and today was my first day back (My whole house has had the flu-yuck)! Happy almost weekend! :)

    GAYLA
    Teach On.

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  3. I can't wait to add this on the kids math app page. I also have joined Weight Watchers and miss my wine. One bonus of blogging is that when I am typing I really can't be munching too much... However I have saved my weekly points for a Happy Friday celebration!

    Teresa @ Fun in K/1

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  4. Thank you for sharing. Love it when others share the great teaching items they have found.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  5. Thanks for the recommendation! I just came across your blog and I love it! I am a SpEd teacher who is no longer in the classroom (home with my three kiddies) but I started a job this year as a home-based teacher for a very bright first grader who has tons of medical issues keeping her from school. The curriculum from her home school is rather dry and I'm always looking for ways to spice it up. So thanks for all of the recommendations! :) (this is the first time I've ever taught a child actually on grade level - so a whole new experience for me!)

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