Today I’m sharing some of the math apps my students are using on our Google Nexus 7 tablets during math workshop. We l-o-v-e using our tablets for math workshop! I will admit that it is harder for me to find math apps that are android based compared to apps for the iPad, so I am always so happy when I find some good ones!
This first game is called First Grade Learning Games. It contains both math and language arts games. A couple games come with the app if you download the Free version. For a small price ($1.99) the app will unlock quite a few games that students can play. The ones my students are playing now are the top 4 games on the math side: patterns, ordering, advanced counting, and add/subtract. The questions gradually increase in difficulty. My students are enjoying this app!
The last one I have for you today is called Test A Day Math. This is also a free download. I love that it has my students practicing two digit addition and familiarizes them with number words.
I ran a workshop last week on small groups and I discussed how I use our tablets as part of our routine. A common question I received was “How do you make sure your students are on the right app and are using only the apps you want them to use?” I thought for this weekend’s app attack, I’d share the app I use to make sure my kids are safe and are in fact only using apps that have been approved by me! 🙂
I downloaded the app Kids Place (from the Google Store) onto all six of my tablets. Using this app, I simply enter a password that only I have and I can then check which apps I want to be placed into Kids Place. When my students pick up a tablet, they are only shown the apps I want them to use. It also blocks all paid advertisements. If my students were to accidentally click on something, a warning screen shows up and the the “Action Not allowed” warning is shown. This little app has given me a lot of peace knowing my students are safe while I am teaching small groups. 🙂