Every day there are millions of new apps. But only a few make the cut for being truly useful in an education setting. Even fewer meet my high learning requirements and my students’ fun requirements. Here are a few that we are using in our down time to practice skills and promote thinking!
Chicken Coop Fractions: Fast paced fractions estimations and mental calculations to decimal equivalents are paired with bizarre chickens laying fractional eggs. The oddness of this game appeals to my students. The need for mental fraction to decimal conversions appeals to me. The only drawback is that the splat of the egg when you calculate incorrectly is almost more fun that getting the problem right!