Monday, May 27, 2013

A Collection of Math Apps to Promote Mathematical Thinking

I decided to create this collection after watching teachers have their students repeatedly use the iPad to play checkers during their limited time with the devices.  While I have nothing against checkers, this does turn the iPad into a $375 checkerboard.  Using the iPad to replicate activities that can be done without it may not be best practice, especially when you consider the limited access to devices such as these by many students.  This collection has apps for mathematical thinking and reasoning and some for project creation.  There are very few game-based learning apps as they often focus on specific skill fluency rather than deeper learning.   I have added some notes about each app that can be viewed in the list mode.

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