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Math Apps



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  • Practice counting skills
  • Practice mathematical operations ( +,  - , x, ÷) 
  • Use virtual base ten blocks to develop place value understanding
  • Virtual manipulatives for ages 3 - 11
  • Price: $4.99


Number Line

  • Hide and reveal numbers on a number line
  • Customize a number line using multiples of any number (1-100)
  • Use drawing tools to annotate and show work
  • Use text tools to add equations and expressions
  • Price: Free


Number Frames


  • Includes standard 5, 10, 20, and 100 frames
  • Create custom frames (up to 12x12)
  • Choose from a library of counters and customizable colors
  • Use drawing tools to annotate and show work
  • Use text tools to add equations and expressions
  • Price: Free




  • Create line segments and polygons using virtual rubber bands and pegs
  • Fill in polygons with transparent color
  • Choose from 5 different rubber band colors
  • iPad version has basic 25 peg board and expanded 150 peg board
  • Price: Free

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Kids Counting Game

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  • Picture math games
  • Counting skills up to 20
  • Different levels of counting activities
  • Cute images and sound effects
  • Price: Free

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Learning Patterns

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  • Develop critical thinking and mental reasoning skills
  • Recognize and complete patterns
  • Easy interface
  • 25 unique collection of items to learn 8 different patterns
  • Price: Free trial, $1.99 to unlock all games

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Math Bingo


  • 5 bingo games - addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and mixed
  • Try to get 5 bingo bugs in a row after answering math problems
  • 3 levels of difficulty - easy, medium, hard
  • Designed for ages 6-8
  • Price: $0.99

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  • Basic arithmetic - multiplication and division tables up to 10
  • Engaging story with cool badges, fun characters, and 12 levels
  • Easy and hard game modes
  • Track learning process
  • Price: $2.99

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Splash Math

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  • Reads questions aloud
  • Explanation for wrong answers
  • Scratchpad for rough work
  • Virtual rewards and games
  • Progress reports
  • Price: Free trial, $9.99 for full version of each grade level

Reading Apps



Jungle Journey 

  • Builds reading comprehension skills
  • Aligned to standards
  • Learn to sequence and determine cause and effect to win the game
  • Students respond correctly to questions to move through the jungle
  • Price: $4.99


  • Reads aloud text by sentence or individual word
  • Appropriate word count for students in grades K-2
  • Comprehension quizzes for each book
  • Dashboard helps parents/ teachers track student progress
  • Price:  7 free books, additional books are $0.99 each

The Land of Me - Story Time

  • Story creator with built in characters
  • Can decide if the story is happy, funny, or sad
  • 27 story ending options
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  • For students age 2 - 6
  • Price: $2.99

Endless Reader

  • Helps students to learn letters and sight words
  • Visually appealing animations
  • Reads letters and words aloud
  • Students place letters and words in puzzles and receive feedback
  • Price: Free, with in-app purchase ranging from $4.99 - $11.99

Scholastic Reading Timer

  • Functions just like a stopwatch
  • Timer can start/stop and pause for students to take a break
  • Allows students to track their reading progress over time
  • Provides age-appropriate booklists for parents to choose for their child
  • Price: Free

Apps for the Writing Process




  • Multi-colored online sticky notes
  • Import picture/video option
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  • Share with multiple users
  • Price: Free

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  • Graphic organizer
  • Audio recording
  • Clip art library
  • Switch between graphic and outline mode
  • Price: Free

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Ink Flow

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  • Visual organizer
  • Import photos
  • Add text
  • Easy to create and share
  • Price: Free


  • Create a digital story
  • Import pictures from camera roll
  • Text-to-speech
  • Work prediction
  • Record your own voice
  • Price: $19.99

Story Creator

  • Create a digital story
  • Add text, drawings, and audio
  • Import photos  
  • Text highlights when read aloud
  • Share stories via email
  • Price: Free

My Story

  • Create  a digital story
  • Write, draw, type, and/or record audio
  • Use clipart or import photos
  • Export via email, link, or cloud-based service
  • Price: $3.99

Apps for Early Childhood  






  • For toddlers and children with developmental or speech/language delays
  • Increases vocabulary skills, phrase length, and receptive and expressive language
  • Record voice to name colors, food, animals, toys, and common objects
  • Free of ads, links, or any other distractors
  • Price: Free trial version, full version is $3.99


Writing Wizard


  • Practice tracing lines, shapes, numbers, letters, words
  • Fun animations make tracing the letter entertaining
  • Speaks aloud letters and words
  • Customizable settings and personalized word lists
  • View reports on student’s progress
  • Price: $2.99

Color Countdown

  • Represents time passing in three ways: color, shapes, and numbers.
  • Small children are able to understand how much time has passed or how much time is remaining in a given activity
  • There is an option to set seconds, minutes, and hours.
  • Price: Free


VizZle Player


  • Search a peer-reviewed library of almost 10,000 interactive, visual PreK-12 lessons on any subject using standards keywords
  • Modify any lesson they find to individualize for each child in a few clicks
  • Create lessons on any standard with fun, visual reinforcers
  • Collect data through reporting tools that allow for data-driven instruction
  • Price: App is free, but there is a subscription fee.  A free trial is available.

Dial Safe Pro


  • Practice dialing 911 with prompts and pictures.
  • Practice dialing home phone numbers
  • Practice address memorization
  • Challenge portion to see if the learner has remembered the number
  • Price: Free

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