Free Math Program for iOS and Android

In response to the demand for learning at home, Bedtime Math has taken their research-proven after-school math club activities and presenting them for families to use for free.  Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to make math a fun, natural part of kids’ everyday lives, just like the bedtime story. Bedtime Math is offing their Bedtime Math app for free, and it is available on iOS and Android. Every day, they deliver a fun new math problem for parents and kids to explore numbers in real life together. Plus, studies have shown it’s proven to improve kids’ math skills.

Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. Research has shown that both offerings reduce kids’ math anxiety, increase their love of math, and lay the groundwork for greater math achievement. For more information, visit www.bedtimemath.org.

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App of the week: Door 24-Math

door24Name: Door 24-Math

What is it? Aligned to the Common Core, Door 24 provides targeted practice in the use of basic facts, number sense and algebraic thinking. Students can work through 6 different levels and multiple problem sets as they help fix Victor the robot’s circuits and solve the mystery behind Door 24. Door 24 is part of i-Ready—an award-winning, blended learning online program published by Curriculum Associates. Learn more about i-Ready at i-ready.com/empower.

Best for: Grades 4-8.…Read More

App of the week: MayaNumbers

Name: MayaNumbers

What is it? A math game that challenges players to translate numbers using the Maya math system before time runs out. Call upon the ancient civilization’s revolutionary numeral symbols—shell, dot, and line—to translate randomly generated numbers and see how high you can get your score. Base 20 has never been so much fun!

Best for: Middle school students…Read More

App of the week: Eddy’s Number Party!

Name: Eddy’s Number Party!

What is it? In this kindergarten readiness app, young children practice counting, matching numbers, and improving memory and attention, while preparing for Eddy the dog’s surprise party. Part of the Kinderspark series from Scientific Learning Corp., Eddy’s Number Party! was selected from thousands of apps to be featured in the new book, “iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies,” by Jinny Gudmundsen, Kid Tech columnist for USA Today and Gannett News, and editor-in-chief of the “Computing with Kids” Ezine.

Best for: PreK and kindergarten.…Read More