If you work in education, chances are good you know exactly what CCSS stands for! However, knowing exactly what to do with those Common Core State Standards is another thing entirely. Many states begin implementation this fall, and educators everywhere are trying to figure out what this means for their lesson plans.
Indiana jumped on board the CCSS train quite early, and my district fully implemented in my school last year (grades K-4). This list, then, brings you some of the best apps I’ve seen for use with the CCSS in math. My focus is on the primary level, but I’ve also included some apps that I know are good for upper levels, too. Read on to start planning!
It’s raining money! No…it is literally raining money in the background of Academy Coins from Wesley Dyson.
This app focuses on introducing money concepts to little learners using US and Canadian currency. The developer does say that they’re looking to include other currencies later on-so stay tuned!
Bottom Line: With the addition of a share community and other interface improvements, the app Ron called "a complete and total game-changer for education on the iPad if you're willing to invest the time" now has the potential to help even those parents and professionals who until version 2.0 never had the time or vision to fully utilize this app.
Splash Money is the latest product from StudyPad, developers of the excellent Splash Math series.
This isn't a full SAFK review, but this app has five stars written all over it. Trust your Uncle Ron and buy it.
An evil cat has captured and caged all of Springbird's friends. Luckily, your child can put their awesome math skills to good use and answer problem questions in order to earn keys which are then used to free his buddies. It's only a matter of time before the showdown between feathers and feline takes place...
One caveat - there are direct links to social media. I've spoken with the developer who has confirmed that he will modify this in a future update.
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This truly fun, engaging app that reinforces core math concepts has recently been updated to include multiple international currencies including AUD, CAD, EUR and GBP.