The first new one I found is: The Counting Game
This app lets you count in a variety of ways, anything from 1 - 10! It times you and lets you select how you want to practice counting from the menu. It is a 99 cent app and will be great in my grade one classroom.
The next one I found is: Jungle Math Bingo
This app lets you choose from any of the 4 operations and has 3 difficulty levels for each. My kids love math bingo from ABCya so I thought a different twist on an old favorite might be interesting. If I was only going to buy one, it would be math bingo as it has more games within the app, but like I said I was looking to spark interest and survive 12 days! Both of these bingo apps are 99 cents!
Finally in my quest for a measurement app: 3 Snakes (thanks Cynthia) and Measurement HD
3 Snakes uses grade one vocabulary such as longer/shorter/longest while asking you questions about the snakes. You have to use the arrows to change the sizes of the snakes to create what the game asks. I am sure there is some strategy/skill involved in changing the size of the snakes (I have not yet figured that out), but the kids enjoy the challenge and I like the vocabulary building element of it! This app is also 99 cents.
Measurement HD teaches 5 measurement concepts:
- time - setting a clock to the time the app tells you something is happening
- volume - measuring liquids into containers
- weight - using a scale to find what is heavier/lighter
- length - comparing 2 objects looking for long/short
- months - calendar activities to learn the months of the year
This app is $1.99 and I can hardly wait to introduce it to my kiddos!
Normally I love to introduce free apps since 3/4 of my class have their own idevice. They often take my app recommendations home and install them on their own devices. But for $5 dollars, I just introduced you to 4 great math apps sure to inspire your budding mathematicians! Enjoy!