Five apps for boosting middle school math skills
These five apps can help middle school students learn math skills such as geometry, estimation, and simple algebra
Here are reviews of five high-quality digital apps that can help teach middle school math, courtesy of Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service—a free database of teacher-written reviews of learning technologies.
Grade range: 3-7
What is it? Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build a geometry foundation.
Pros: Trial-and-error game play supports nimble discovery of concepts and strategies.
Cons: Lacks explicit connection between game principles and classroom learning.
Bottom line: A fun way for kids to jump into geometry with lessons on shapes, symmetry, and area.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/slice-it