Incredible Numbers is an iPad app that explores the numbers that shape our world. The app delves into several concepts, such as polygons, music, nature, and codes, exploring how numbers interact with all of them.
PCalc, one of the most popular alternative calculator apps for both iPhone and iPad, has just been updated to version 3.0 and brings with it lots of updates, changes, and new features. Most notably, the design and interface has been completely redone to feel more at home on iOS 7.
Math 42 is an amazing little app for iPhone and iPad that functions both as an all-in-one calculator and as a learning tool. Aimed at 5th to 12th grade level students, you can get the help you need solving problems in many different categories. When you get stuck, Math 42 can even take you step by step through how to solve a particular problem.
Quento is a fun little math game that is a great challenge for all levels and ages. The objective is simple: use the available numbers and operations to get the indicated result with the indicated amount of numbers. However, not only are you restricted to the available numbers and operations, but you have to be able to create the expression by dragging your finger over them in one swipe -- and order of operations matters!
Sakura Quick Math is an educational iPhone and iPad game for children and adults that drills your basic arithmetic skills by having you race against the clock and input your answers by simply writing them on the screen. It's gorgeous, innovative, and fun.
While at WWDC 2012, I had the opportunity to sit down with Shane Crawford of Blue Lightning Labs and take a peak at his Mathemagics apps, Mental Math Tricks and Easy Algebra Fast. These app are design to teach you special rarely taught tricks and tips that can be used when solving different types of math problems. Most of the techniques can be done mentally and make it possible so solve math problems at lightning speeds.
Khan Academy is well known in the education world as being a fantastic resource for students to watch videos to learn more about topics covered in class. It's also great for non-students who are just thirst for knowledge and want to study a subject on their own time. And for free. The Khan Academy iPad app is the best way to put learning in your own hands.
Defense zone: Hold your defence with your turrets against the massive hordes of enemies. It is up to you, commander, how to spend the resources: restore and upgrade your veteran units or to purchase some new ones.
Rewards - A reward tracker for parents: Add a reward when your child is helpful, does the dishes, helps put the trash out and many more! At-a-glance, you and your child can see how many rewards they have totalled up for the week.
Bubbling Math is an educational iPad app for children to refine their arithmetic skills. It aims to make math fun by making it a game with levels and rewards. It also breaks down the child's results in the parents section so you can know how your child is progressing.
As a math educator, I firmly believe that the irrational fear and hatred towards mathematics begins at young age and I hope that apps such as Bubbling Math will help give children a positive attitude towards math that carries over into adulthood. I have tried many children's math apps, but not all of them make the cut and remain on my iPad. Bubbling Math has earned permanent residency.