Math Apps For English Language Learners

31 Jan 2013

A close friend of mine, Jim Wenk, is going to pilot a math class for ELL students using iPads, and he asked me for some recommendations for apps. I didn’t have too many recommendations, so I asked my PLN. Below is what was suggested & who suggested the app. All are free unless otherwise noted.

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From Julie Garciahttp://imiddlemath.orgAlgebraTouch $1.99
DiaMath $.99
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From John Gulick
Algebra Touch $1.99 – Nice process of how Algebra works, but too easy. Kids get bored with it after a few times since it’s not flashy.
MatheMagics $1.99 – Easy Algebra Fast – Can work with both of these and incorporate them into a curriculum
MatheMagics $1.99 – Mental Math Tricks – Ditto
Brain Tuner 2 – Kids love it, teachers love it. I would use it everyday as a warm up activity as kids are coming in class.

Kelly Grogan
A++ Measuring Finger

From Richard Byrne:
4 Dice $1.99
5 Dice $1.99
Sushi Monster
Marble Math
Fetch Lunch Rush

A few I knew about:
Meteor Math – A drill & kill for basic math operations.
Slice it! Begins

Calculator Pro