Welcome to my blog on K-2 Math Apps.  There are a lot of math apps out there, but what are the good math apps???  I researched them while developing a workshop for the Institute of Educational Development titled Practical Strategies for Using iPads and the Best New Apps, Websites and Technology Resources to Improve Student Achievement in Mathematics (Grades K-2).  I am a former classroom teacher but now I do trainings for teachers.  I have spent the last 10 years developing a deeper understanding of mathematics and how children learn math.  I believe that children need a conceptual understanding of mathematics first before we move them into procedures and practice.  The apps that I have chosen to post on this blog are a balance between both of those.  Some are conceptual, while some are just fun ways to practice.  However, I fully acknowledge that I may not have found all the wonderful math apps out there.  So please leave a comment, or email me, if you have an app that you think needs to be added to my lists.
     When I present this workshop I focus on the big ideas in K-2 mathematics and then show apps that can help teachers develop those concepts.  Those big ideas are listed above and there are pages for each of those concepts, along with what I call "teacher tool" apps that are just great apps for helping you be more efficient as a teacher.  I have also included pages on some math websites that I like.  I will be updating this blog whenever I find new apps, so make sure to "Join This Site" so that you can see when updates are posted.  Thanks for taking a look around, I hope you find the lists helpful.

Christina Tondevold


  1. Thank you for a great conference today. I am so happy that links to all of the great apps are organized by content area on your blog. I'm also thrilled that you tested them out yourself! I gave you a big shout-out on my blog today :)


  2. I LOVE this webpage! I have an iPad I use in my classroom. I have 8 iPods I just got from donors choose. And I'm currently teaching an iPad/tech class at my school. Thanks for the great resource.

    Joell Wilkins
    Totally Terrific Teaching

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  3. This is a great resource! Your readers might be interested in hearing about a new single-digit addition iPad app, Teachley: Addimal Adventure, created by former teachers and experts in cognition and learning. It focuses on teaching 4 effective strategies for solving addition problems and is based on cognitive science research. Here is the link for more info: bit.ly/addimals