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Best Math Apps on Google Play

Looking for something new to get students excited? How about a math app? This collection features the best math apps on Google Play (some are even free!).
A Collection By Matthew Ternus
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Best Math Apps on Google Play
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    Ok, so maybe this isn't strictly a "math app". The benefits of Minecraft in a math classroom have been shown in multiple articles. I choose this app because it brings Minecraft to students and teachers through a cell phone. Sweet!
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    This app can break down almost any problem. Do your students need more practice with derivatives? What about integrals? I choose this app because it is a good one specifically for a high school calculus class. It has other functions though as well.
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    GeoGebra is known for its' high-quality software. As an alternative to standard graphing calculators, this app is free and powerful. Does your geometry classroom have a need for graphing technology? Look no further! You could easily use this app with a large range of high school maths. It's good for teacher use too.
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    Photomath is absolutely mind-blowing. It's just like it sounds. Take a picture of an equation, and you will get a worked-out version of the problem. This app is a real game-changer when it comes to teaching mathematics. Imagine a world where everyone has access to example problems, just by taking a picture on their phone. I believe that student's mathematical understanding could be greatly enhanced through an app like this.
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    This is a fun one. For elementary students, this is a must have. I chose this app because it combines a fun, fast-paced game with goals set by Common Core for computation. It comes with multiple game modes that are sure to stimulate those easily-distracted learners. Want to get a kid hooked on math? Get this app!
  • WolframAlpha

    Website
    play.google.com
    play.google.com
    Matthew Ternus says:
    This app takes your phone and turns it into a super-computer. WolframAlpha can give you the answer to almost any math problem. It also comes with a connection to "the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine", which houses facts and figures than span across many subject areas and domains. I have chosen this app because it is full of potential. There is no telling what one of your students could do with an app like this!
  • Matthew Ternus says:
    This free graphing calculator from Desmos does it all. The touch-enabled, user-friendly system sets this app apart from other graphing calculators. I've seen this work in a high school classroom where students used Desmos instead of a traditional graphing calculator. Very useful!
  • Sumaze!

    Website
    play.google.com
    play.google.com
    Matthew Ternus says:
    This amazing (free) app blends problem solving and mathematical reasoning. For an educational tool, it is actually pretty addictive and fun. I personally have tried this game and find it to be totally awesome. You could use this app to aid in the teaching of: positive and negative numbers, exponents, PEMDAS, logarithms, inequalities, absolute value, and higher-level problem solving. I would recommend this for students age 10 or higher.
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