Math Apps for the iPad or iPhone

idevbooks logoWith the overwhelming number of math apps available to support students, it can be daunting to find options that meet specific learning needs.  iDevBooks offers a suite of math apps that address a range of concepts including beginning operations of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, through rounding, fractions, decimals and beginning algebra.

These apps are straight forward with video-like lessons, clarification of concepts, and practice.  Settings and features make these apps very user-friendly for students with varied abilities: wrong answers are never penalized, there are no counters, timers or any other distractions, and custom keys – to make inputting even 3 digit numbers a one-tap gesture – have replaced the traditional keyboard. There is a speed setting that can be used to make the animations and other transitions as fast or slow as the user wants.   Settings are always only one tap away and can be used to set the difficulty of the problems, colors of the interface, and other features.

Check out the iDevBooks website, find them in the iTunes app store or on their iDevBooks Facebook page, or check them out on Twitter @idevbooks

Talk Blocks

talk blocksSmall recordable blocks allow you to record a custom message, up to 30 seconds, played back with a simple press of the block.  Use them to convey instructions at center tables, reinforce skills such as phonics, site words, mental math, vocabulary and more.  They can also be used to support communication for students with limited verbal skills, practice speaking and listening, record in a story-starter, or prompt for social skills conversation.  Record in applause or cheering to reinforce your student behavior and participation.  Ideas are only limited by your imagination!

A clear plastic cover allows you to insert a picture prompt, corresponding letter,number word, etc.  Priced between $65-$70 for a set of 5, they are an affordable classroom addition.

Find them at Learning Resources