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6 Apps for Middle School Mathematicians

Math pairs so well with technology, but it’s hard to know which apps will help enhance your middle school math curriculum. We’ve tried and tested them for you!  Here are 6 apps for middle school mathematicians that are sure to get an A+ in your classroom!

6 Apps for Middle School Mathematicians 

1. Photomath 

Available on Apple devices and Google Play, this is a great app as a resource for calculation and an important one for teachers to be aware of. Students can scan a math problem with their device, and the app gives an instant result with a step-by-step solution. Many middle schoolers are aware of this application, so teaching this app as a tool to help learn the steps to calculating equations instead of using it as a cheat will prove very helpful for your classroom!

2. Geometry Pad 

Create shapes and explore their properties on both Android and iOS tablets (as well as Macs). Students experiment with measurements, shapes, and transformations to help their understanding of Geometric concepts!

 3. Lightbot Programming Puzzles 

 Solve logic puzzles with fun, engaging games. Students can quickly learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like without typing or coding with these entry level programming puzzles on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows platforms.

4. RealCalc Scientific Calculator 

Gone are the days of buying expensive scientific calculators. This scientific calculator app is one of the best and is available on Android platforms. It has the look of a real scientific calculator. RealCalc Plus (available for purchase) has additional options like fractions and customizable conversions.

5. EquatiO 

This Google App and Chrome Extension is a favorite of teachers and students. This is a brand new app which recognizes handwriting (on-screen) and voice writing to convert to text. Use it on Forms and Docs, and make sure to give Google feedback as they are looking to improve the app to users’ preferences.

6. Virtual Manipulatives 

This iOS app allows students to view pictures and symbols to visualize math problems on their device. Think of it as the old block towers in a virtual form with clear instructions, shapes, and the ability to draw and process ideas.

 These 6 apps for middle school mathematicians are perfect to transition into 21st-century learning with technology. Let these apps be tools to help your math student learn and grow!

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