Math and Science Tools

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Exploriments Apps

The free and near free apps for the Math and Science iPad training

Take a look at the Science apps


Solar Walk – $2.99

The Night Sky – $0.99 (good planetarium, responds to position of iPad)

* Planets – free (good planetarium, responds to position of iPad)

Sky ORB – free

Moon by CDV Concepts (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Moon Globe – free

NASA & NASA TV – free (web resources for iPad)

Astronomy Picture of the Day – free

Earth Science

* Google Earth – free


* Nova Elements – free (periodic table, game to make elements, videos)


Ziconic Coaster Physics – $0.99

Natural Science for Kids: City of Light – $1.99 (by the National Science Foundation; cute animated explanations of light phenomena)

Exploriments ( – $0.99 for a limited time (reg. $2.99)

* Exploriments: Weight & Mass – free

Vernier Video Physics – $2.99 (digitize motion captured from video or a still image)


* Powers of Ten – free (the movie; scale of the universe, the cell, and the atom)

Powers of Minus Ten – $1.99

3-D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool – free (by the manufacturer and seller of cell stains)

Leafsnap – free


* Murky Reef Lite (combines reading, math and science) – free

Dynastid Beetle – $0.99 (cute game/animation of a beetle’s characteristics)


Best Science Facts – free

* How to Smile – free (Lawrence Hall of Science; many great science experiments)

On-line science and mathematics learning

Khan Academy – free

Education reference apps

Common Core State Standards – free

Calculator Apps

WolframAlpha $2.99

Graphing Calculator HD $1.99

Free Graphing Calculator

iSmartCalc free

Symbolic Calculator HD 1.99

**Educreations Interactive Whiteboard**

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...

**iTouchiLearn Numbers for Preschool Kids**

Colorful animation, interaction and virtual rewards to motivate and focus attention

Fun games that teach core curriculum counting skills

Activities that reinforce number recognition, counting, addition and subtraction

Audio instructions to enhance learning for toddler, preschool and special needs kids

Ideal for kindergarten preparation and post kindergarten review

Bonus animated sing-a-long number song

**Montessori Counting Board**

The Montessori counting board is 5 counting apps in one. You can learn to count in 5 different stimulating ways.

1) Learn to count by touch - with just the touch of the finger you can count

2) Learn to count up in order - this time count tiles in order (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4)

3) Learn to count down in order - this time count tiles down (e.g. 4, 3, 2, 1)

4) Drag and count up - this time drag tiles to the counting board to count up

5) Drag and count down - this time drag tiles to the counting board to count down

**Monster Squeeze** - McGraw-Hill’s Monster Squeeze game reinforces number recognition and offers a quick and easy way to practice number line concepts and number comparisons. This two-player game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. ($.99 – Free Two Times a Year)

**Math Tutor Lite -**Fun way to get better at your math skills, whether you want your kids to have better math skills or increase your own skills, this application is great for you.

**Approach to Montessori - Numbers HD Free Lite**

- Full comprehension of numbers Zero (0) through Ten (10)

- Number recognition, writing, quantity, sequencing (spatial relationship)

- Foundations of Math

- Reading not required. Audio instructions/feedbacks and visual elements are used throughout.

- Fine Motor Skills for hand-eye coordination training

- Settings adapts to each Child's learning style

- Guided by a team of Certified Montessori educators and parents

Take a look at the rest of the Math apps