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Updated by Kathy Wingstrom on Jul 11, 2014
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Suggested apps

Here are some suggested educational apps. Please feel free to let me know of apps that your family uses and enjoys.

Mathmateer™ Free

Math can be fun! Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Mathmateer!
While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the many fun math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, 3D shapes and more! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.

Bluster!

Breeze through vocabulary building with Bluster!
This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements.
Shine bright in single-player mode as you learn and practice important word skills. Match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more.

2nd Grade Splash Math

As 2nd grade kids begin to learn concepts which lay foundation for math in later years, this app is everything he needs. It covers complete grade 2 curriculum with 13 chapters. It comes with a virtual aquarium where the kid can earn fishes and play mini-games. This math app turns your iPad or iPhone into playful world of learning.

Grammar Wonderland (Primary)

Fly, swim, feed, and toss your way to grammar mastery. Who knew grammar practice could be so much fun?
Lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!

Spell 'til You Drop from Reading Laboratory 2.0

Are you reading for a spelling adventure? Do you think you have what it takes to survive the challenge? Then Spell ‘til You Drop is for you!
In McGraw-Hill’s Spell ‘till You Drop game you will encounter over 600 words. Players choose a level, listen to a word, and attempt to spell the word. Get it right, and move on. Miss too many words, and watch your intrepid explorer drop from the bridge.

Math Bingo

The object of Math BINGO is to get a pattern of five BINGO Bugs in a row by correctly answering math problems.

Aaah! Math Zombies HD Free Lite

Can you fend off the Math Zombies???
Different Fun Levels to Unlock and Beat and many zombies to defeat in the process.

Math Ninja HD

Use your math skills to defend your treehouse against a hungry tomato and his robotic army in this fun action packed game! Choose between ninja stars, smoke bombs, or ninja magic - and choose your upgrades wisely!

Motion Math: Hungry Fish

"Hungry Fish had me hooked...a fantastic math game" - The iPhone Mom
Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that's fun for children and grownups.

A Math Regrouping App: Addition and Subtraction HD

Learn Addition and Subtraction with regrouping the natural way.
* Solve the regrouping problem as you would with a pen and paper. Do carryovers and borrows by writing them over the problem with your finger.
* Two and three digit questions presented.
* You can set the number of questions and the time to solve the questions in the setting area.
* Be ahead of the curve with this simple yet powerful learning app.

Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It

McGraw-Hill’s Addition Top-It game offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce basic addition facts (0–10) and number comparisons. This two-player game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Sushi Monster

Meet Sushi Monster! Scholastic’s new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging.
Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter.

Montessori Place Value

A wonderful way for students to learn and practice the decimal place value system by reading and/or listening to a soft voice (English, Spanish) and with a drag of their finger move the color-coded numbers to the place value boxes. The app is designed to help students learn and practice place values through association of colors and width. A great way to reinforce reading skills for both manuscript and cursive.