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Math.

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 10.24.41 AMThis app reminds me of Khan Academy, but it only contains lessons from four mathematics courses – Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.  Also, it is a lot more costly than Khan Academy – more on that below.

Students can either search for a lesson or choose one from the listed courses.  Each course contains between 9 – 13 chapters (read chapter titles below).  Each chapter has at least a dozen lessons/concepts.  Each lesson/concept provides an extensive opportunity to view examples, practice, be challenged, complete a self-test, and have access to worksheets and notes.  Many of the examples link to video clips that explain each concept.

Although this app is free to obtain, only the first five lessons completed are complimentary.  After that, courses can be purchased in-app for $9.99 each or all of them for a total of $39.99.  Proceed cautiously; the price of this app can quickly become steep.  Khan Academy may be a better fit for your situation.

Also, please note that a wifi connection (or 3G) is required to access the bulk of each lesson’s content.

Pre-Algebra Chapters

  1. Whole Numbers
  2. Integers
  3. Fractions
  4. Decimals
  5. Algebraic Thinking
  6. Ratio, Proportion, & Percent
  7. Geometry
  8. Measurement
  9. Probability & Statistics

Algebra 1 Chapters

  1. Simplifying
  2. Equations
  3. Word Problems
  4. Inequalities, Absolute Value, Functions, Graphing
  5. Linear Equations
  6. Systems of Equations
  7. Exponents & Polynomials
  8. Factoring
  9. Rational Expressions & Equations
  10. Radicals
  11. Quadratics
  12. Additional NCTM Concepts

Geometry Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Angle Pairs & Perpendicular Lines
  3. Parallel Lines & Polygons
  4. Triangles
  5. Quadrilaterals
  6. Similarity
  7. Right Triangles
  8. Circles
  9. Area
  10. Volume

Algebra 2 Chapters

  1. Simplifying
  2. Equations
  3. Word Problems
  4. Inequalities, Absolute Value, Functions, Graphing
  5. Linear Equations
  6. Systems of Equations
  7. Exponents & Polynomials
  8. Factoring
  9. Rational Expressions & Equations
  10. Radicals
  11. Quadratics
  12. Imaginary & Complex Numbers
  13. Quadratic Equations & Function

 

 

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Doodle Fit

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While it may be a stretch to classify this as a geometry app, I do think it’s earned a place in an educational setting.  The objective is deceivingly simple – fit the provided shapes of blocks into the master shape.  But even I found this app quite challenging!  I kept wanting to turn each piece to make it fit.  Luckily, however, that option does not exist.

It’s hard to customize a puzzle app too much.  But the developers do allow you to select a theme, choosing from: Winter, Old paper, Red leather, Valentine’s Day, Nature, Sci-fi, Notebook, or Chalkboard.  The music varies with the themes, but can also be muted.

Although this app is quite challenging, there is the option to receive hints.  One hint is earned each time you complete two levels.  More complicated levels are unlocked as simpler ones are completed.  Levels are sorted into ‘Packs’.  The next Pack is unlocked when all levels in the previous Pack are completed.

Students who appreciate challenging (yet addictive) puzzle apps will find this app engaging and fun!  You may want to try the free ‘Lite’ version before committing to the paid version.

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