Here is a list of Teachers' Favorite iPad Apps:


App Tables for:
  • Practicing Basic Facts
  • Practicing Number Sense Skills
  • Model Drawing Apps
  • Multi-Digit Division
  • Geometry
  • Puzzles
  • Teacher Math Videos and Lessons
*Most of these apps cost money (Usually between $0.99 and $5).  Usually they have a lite version, so you can trial it before buying, but it usually only lets you try the first few levels.
The grade level recommendations are not meant to be a total guide, it is only based on developmental levels of average students.
When in the app store, just search for the name listed, the app is usually near the top of the list.

Practice Basic Math Facts Apps
 App Name    Description
Hungry Fish (+,-,Negatives)Student combines numbers to make a sum to feed to a fish that only eats certain numbers.  Great for students in grades K-4.
Math Drills (+,-,X,/,Mixed)Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or mixed.  Keeps track of improvement over time. Multiple students information can be stored. Different level of facts can be practiced by adjusting the settings. Great for students in grades 1-5.
Arcade (+,-,X,/)In Timed Test Arcade, the student or teacher can setup addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division timed tests.  The number of questions and time allowed can be changed.  Results are tracked over time for different users. After so many minutes practiced, students earn game time for arcade games within the app.  Great for students in grades 1-5.
Quick Math (+,-,X,/)Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or mixed. Student has to write the answer on the screen with his or her finger.  Great way for practicing facts, but does not track the student's progress as well as Math Drills.  Great for students in grades 1-5.
Math Car Racing (+,-,X,/)Practice your basic facts just like on arcademicskillbuilders.com.  You race to the finish by selecting the correct answer from 4 choices.  Great for practicing, but does not keep track of student's progress.  Great for students in grades 1-5.


Practice Number Sense Skills Apps
App Name   Description
ZoomStudent has to find the number on the number line before the bubble gets popped. The number lines can range from 0-10,000 (Some levels also include negatives).  Helps a student to build place value sense and size of numbers by shrinking and expanding the number line to find the number they need. Great for students in grades 4K-5.
Math Slide 100Math Slide 100 is a multi-player game helping children understand tens and ones; numbers up to 100.  Players learn by sliding tiles into the center to match an answer, equation or image.  The player who slides their tiles first wins. Great for students in grades 4K-1.
Math Slide 1,000Math Slide 1,000 is a multi-player game helping children understand hundreds, tens and ones; numbers up to 1,000.  Players learn by sliding tiles into the center to match an answer, equation or image.  The player who slides their tiles first wins. Great for students in grades 1-2.
Quick Math +Not only allows a student to practice basic facts, but also allows a student to practice number comparisons.  Very similar to Quick Math listed above, but has a few more options. Great for students in grades 1-5.
DigitWhizVarious number games a student can play.  Categories include: Multiplication, division, equations, integers, and like terms.  Great for students in grades 3+.
InvadersA space invaders like game that helps students practice various number skills like counting forward, counting backwards, adding, and subtracting. Great for students in grades K-5.
MabbleA scrabble-like game for math.  A student is given numbers and they need to make valid equations.  Great for student in grades 4+.


Practice Model Drawing Apps
App Name   Description
Thinking Blocks - Addition and SubtractionPractice model drawing manipulative for addition and subtraction number stories.  Great for students in grade 1+.
Thinking Blocks - Multiplication and DivisionPractice model drawing manipulative for multiplication and division number stories. Great for students in grades 3+.
Thinking Blocks - FractionsPractice model drawing manipulative for fraction number stories.  Great for students in Grades 3+.
Thinking Blocks - Ratio and ProportionsPractice model drawing manipulative for ratio and proportion number stories.  Great for students in Grades 5+.


Practice Multi-Digit Division Apps
App Name   Description
DareToShareProvides a manipulative for students to divide 2- to 3-digit numbers by a single digit divisor.  Results can have remainders, and the program lets you know if you came up with the correct answer.  Great for students in grades 4-5.


Geometry Apps
App Name   Description
Dragon ShapesStudent goes on a journey to create shapes using smaller geometric shapes.  Great for students in grades 2+.



Puzzle Apps
App Name   Description
Kakooma +PKakooma puzzles for addition.  Study squares of 9 numbers to find fact families for addition.  Get timed to see how fast you can complete 10 squares correct.  Great for students in grades 2+.
Kakooma xPKakooma puzzles for multiplication.  Study squares of 9 numbers to find fact families for multiplication.  Get timed to see how fast you can complete 10 squares correct. Great for students in grades 3+.
SudokuPuzzle of numbers.  Get every row, column and square to have the digits 1-9 placed in the right spot so each digit is only used once.  Race to see how fast you complete the puzzle.  Great for students grades 3+.
DotsClassic games of dots.  draw lines against an opponent (either a friend or the computer).  Goal: try to make more filled-in squares than your opponent.  Great for students of all ages.


Teacher Math Videos and Lessons Apps
 App Name    Description
Khan AcademyThis app allows a person to view math videos on specific topics.
BrainPOPElementary aged appropriate videos on specific math topics.
Math by YourTeacherVideos on math topics for students grade 5 and higher.
Math AnimationProvides teachers with visual animations to show students how to complete certain math problems.  For example, there is an animation on how to complete an addition problem.