Below is a list of the top Kindle Fire Educational apps that I use in my intermediate classroom for math. I have used them all successfully for both remediation and enrichment after teaching the concepts tied to our curriculum. My students love the opportunity to use the devices for math! If you are interested in any of the apps for your android device, simply click on the picture and it will take you to amazon.com where you can download them for either FREE or a small fee.
Each app is rated based on a 5 "flame" system.
1 flame = app was terrible, never want to use again
2 flames = app was OK, but didn't find it worthwhile
3 flames = app was somewhat useful
4 flames = app was useful and fun5 flames = app was amazing! Want to use it all the time!
Card Droid Math Flash Cards: This app provides flash cards for multiplication and division (also addition and subtraction). You can change the settings which allows you to choose the problem set the students will do. It makes it individualized based on the students' needs. You can change the amount of problems from 10-50, can change the color of the background, and even the sounds! RATING: 5 out of 5 flames! The app is $.99.
Math Bingo: This fun game provides problems to solve for multiplication and division (also addition and subtraction) while playing bingo! You can select a level of difficulty for each game: easy, medium, hard. If you are looking for enrichment or a challenge for your higher learners, this isn't an app for them. Even the hard levels are easy. But my lower level students loved this game. RATING: 4 out of 5 flames. The app is FREE.
Math Training for Kids: This app allows multiplication and division practice (also addition and subtraction) at the same time if you choose. You can customize the problem sets where it can have a mix of two different types of problems. There are levels of difficulty that you choose from. You can also change the problem set from 10 to 100. Once again, the only drawback for higher level learners is that the "hard" level is way too easy. But for lower level learners it is a great app. There is a "statistics" button that keeps track of how well the students do on each problem set. That is a great feature to see the students' progress. RATING: 4 out of 5 flames. The app is FREE.
Peter’s Pig Money Math: This is an app for students to practice counting money. There are three levels: easy, medium, hard. You can sort money into jars, count the value of money and select the correct amount, and choose which pile of money has the greater amount. This is great practice for those students that struggle with coins. RATING: 5 out of 5 flames for money counting! The app is FREE.
There were some math apps that received a 1-3 flame rating. Those apps were: A+ Flash Cards, Let's Do the Math, Fun Math Tricks, Awesome Arithmetic, Flash Math, and Flash Cards Math. So I took those apps off of my device and will not use them with my students.
As more math apps become available for the Kindle Fire we will be rating and adding them to this blog post as well.
Make sure to check out our other blog posts about using the Kindle Fire in the classroom and for future ratings too!