Developing Fact Fluency

**Prices listed were the prices at the time the app was added to my list.  Note that prices may change at any time.

10 Frame Fill+  (Favorite)
Price: FREE
Seller: Randy Hengst
Information: The ten frame partial fills with an amount and the child has to determine how much more is needed to fill the 10 Frame.  There are manipulatives the child can use to fill the frame if needed, but they can go straight to picking their answer.

Butterfly Math+ 
Price: $1.99
Seller: Pyzia LLC
Information: Butterfly Math has multiple activities within it, including Counting, Compare, Sequence, as well as the four operations.  I like the openness of the app.  For instance, in the Compare game the children are not just putting in the greater than or less than symbol.  The problem is basically like this 3 < ∆ and the children decide how many butterflies to put into the empty cage to make it a true statement.  Even within the operation games it helps develop some great relationships.  In Level 3 of the addition game children have to empty cages and they can decide how many butterflies to put in each, but it has to create the “total” that is given.

Dominoes Addition (iPad) (Favorite)
Price: $1.99
Seller: Aleesha Kondys
Information: This app uses dominoes to help develop children’s number concepts which leads onto  models for addition.

EveryDay Mathematics® MonsterSqueeze™+
Price: $1.99
Seller: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Information: Players take turns guessing the secrete number and the octopus squeezes on the number line to show the numbers that have been eliminated if the guess was too high or too low.

Fast Facts Early Add+ (Favorite)
Price: $1.99
Seller: Mitchell Mark
Information: First thing to note is that there is an option at the end that you can email the very detailed report on how the did on the activity and there is an option to just practice the “missed facts.” Second thing to note is this app uses 10 Frames starting with  subitizing and then moving into addition.  The only thing missing in this app is the ability to keep track of multiple kids.

Friends Of Ten+
Price: $0.99
Seller: Aleesha Kondys
Information: Multiple activities in this app, but all centered around the 10 Frame.  The only issue I have with this app is that the ten frame is not filled properly in my eyes.  I always have kids fill the top row first in order to build a number’s relationship to 10 AND to 5.  In this app the frames are filled randomly.  Which later is fine because you want kids to be able to know it is 6 no matter how it is filled, but when first starting I am partial to filling the top row first.

Happi 123 HD - A Math Game for Kids (iPad)
Price: $1.99
Seller: Serendipity Computing AB
Information: Fun app that helps children develop their counting abilities, along with One-to-One Correspondence (showing 4 fingers to match the 4 ghosts).  Also builds subitizing through the use of domino dot patterns and finger patterns.  Uses the patterns to develop addition some of the games.

Jumpstart Jetpack+
Price: $1.99
Seller: Knowledge Adventure
Information: Lots of different options (even has some literacy) and levels.  However, this is one of those apps  that kids can get lost in playing the cool arcade-style aspect of the app and not do the math...which is what my 5-year-old son did. :)

Learning Tables is Fun+
Price: FREE
Seller: Alexandre Minard
Information: This app has children practice their math facts, but you can choose from three different levels.  Gives visual pictures of the numbers to help children if they do not know the answer.

Line ‘em Up+ (Favorite)
Price: Free
Seller: Randy Hengst
Information: This app gives kids an introduction into a number path.  It gives them part of a number path started and then they have to finish it.  Great for getting kids to understand the order of numbers and sets it up into a linear model so that kids can then understand a number line.  Also love that within the options you can choose to have the path start at other numbers besides 1...which is a Common Core Standard.

Math Easy HD - 10 Steps Learning Game (iPad)
Price: $1.99
Information: Math Easy has a variety of math games within the one app.  From having kids count the letters in words and find the corresponding number to doing Part-Part-Whole activities with Elephants, each activity has some good math concepts.  As an adult using it, I was bothered by the directions being read EVERY time you go to play the activity (maybe that won’t bother kiddos).  Also, when doing the ordering tasks it does not give children feedback when they place each item, only once everything is put in a place it tells them if they are correct or not.  If they are incorrect it does not give them any hints or suggestions.

Math Glow+
Price: $1.99
Seller: iGeneration
Information: This app customizes the problems based upon a child’s age.  They get to use “glow blocks” to help them model counting and addition.  The Racing Numbers activity helps them develop number line placement.  Parents can login their child and track their progress.

MathGirl Addition House
Price: $0.99
Seller: Icanology LLC
Information: This app combines subitizing with addition.  It shows flowers, in correspondence with a numeral, to help children practice addition.

Montessori Bead Facts Plus Minus (iPad)
Price: $2.99
Seller: Montessori Tech LLC
Information: Uses the Montessori Beads to help children model addition and subtraction facts.  Children grab the amounts for each piece of the fact and then can bring them together on the bottom bead string to see how the two parts create the whole (for addition).

Motion Math: Zoom+ (Favorite)
Price: FREE, but has an in-app purchase to get all the levels.
Seller: Motion Math
Information: This app helps kids place numbers on a number line.  They can Zoom in, to look at a small piece of the number line, or Zoom out to see an extended number line.

Number Rack+  (Favorite)
Price: FREE
Seller: Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Information: This is a virtual Rekenrek, also known as a MathRack, Arithmetic Rack, or Number Rack.  Children use the beads to model numbers and then to add and subtract.  You can add rows so that you can add and subtract within 100.

Numberline Frog+
Price: $0.99
Seller: Brian West
Information: This app helps children model addition and subtraction on a number line/ number path.

Numerate: Count, Add, and Subtract (iPad)
Price: $0.99
Seller: Todd Mariani
Information: Has children count objects for the numbers 1-20.  Also has an Addition and Subtraction section that the child can use visual objects to help them model the problem.  There is a Parent/Child and a Child version within the app.

Park Math+
Price: $1.99
Seller: Duck Duck Moose, Partnership
Information: Blue Bear travels through the park helping students learn to count, add, subtract, balance amounts, sort from small to large, and complete patterns.  Three different levels of play.

Pattern Sets (Favorite)
Price: $0.99
Seller: Randy Hengst
Information: This app displays “Quick Images” of dots and then covers them.  The child has to determine how many were shown and then select the correct numeral to correspond with that amount.  This app builds subitizing for kids and helps them visualize the patterns.

Rocket Solver1  (iPad)
Price: $2.99
Seller: Singapore MathNOW!, LLC
Information: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level in this app.  Activities include “making the next 10,” “number bonds,” “decomposing to add.”  I do not like that there is no way to “exit” the least I haven’t found one.  I just have to go completely out of the app but then when I go back in I have to start all over.

Subitizing Flash Cards (iPad) (Favorite...kind of, read below)
Price: $1.99
Seller: Aleesha Kondys
Information: Multiple activities in this app, but all centered around getting kids to subitize (instantly recognize how many without having to count).  I don’t like how they fill their ten frame (for details on that see my comments about their app Friends of Ten).  I also don’t like how in their ten frame for this app the kids don’t actually put in an answer, they double tap and it shows them the answer.  The cool feature I LOVE about this app is the teacher tool.  You can create your own subitizing cards and save them to your photo library so you can do some quick images activities.

SumsStacker (Favorite)
Price: $1.99
Seller: Carstens Studio Inc.
Information: Fun game to practice getting combinations that add up to a certain amount.  I like the use of dice so that kids who need to could count the dots to help them determine totals.  There are lots of options instead of using the dice, though.  The newest update has many more options, including money!

Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom into Number
Price: $3.99
Seller: MTV Networks
Information: Geo, Milli, Bot, and You!  How can you go wrong with an app that encourages your kids to build their MIGHTY MATH POWERS!  The activities in the app help children count objects, identify numerals, find the larger/smaller number, order numbers, and add/subtract.  Besides getting to play with Milli, my daughter loves that she earns badges along the way.

What’s Hiding (Favorite)
Price: $0.99
Seller: Randy Hengst
Information: This app has children count how many dots are shown and then hides some, leaving some exposed.  Children have to use their knowledge of the “whole” amount that was there and the amount left exposed, the “part,” to determine the other “part.”


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