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Five apps for boosting middle school math skills
What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game.
Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation.
Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off.
Bottom line: A great-looking, fully engaging math experience, from question to answer.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/questimate
What is it? A nice twist to learn equation steps, not answers.
Pros: Students get encouraging words at each step.
Cons: You can’t track how students are progressing, or if they’re progressing at all.
Bottom line: Algebra Touch breaks equations down into steps and describes them with such basic language that math-challenged students should improve.
Full review: http://www.graphite.org/app/algebra-touch