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A simple and effective maths app designed to support the practise of basic addition and subtraction facts to 10, 20 and 100. My children found it straight forward to use and motivating. Choose one of the avatars supplied when you begin or take a photo to use instead. Enter your name and age and you’re… Read More

Afterlight

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This is one of a host of photo editing apps. We are fans of Afterlight because of its ease of use, variety of filters and textures and fairly cheap price! It’ll cover all the basics you’d need in schools for editing photos and the products can be shared easily.

Earthviewer

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Earthviewer is a fascinating app showing the changes to the Earth of millions of years – the drift of the continents, the changing sea levels, periods of mass extinctions and major impacts. Whilst a lot of this information may be more useful at secondary level, it is a great alternative to reading about the deep… Read More

Free Chess App

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Chess is going down a storm at our school and as well as getting the boards out at lunchtimes many children are grabbing the iPads and playing! There are lots of chess apps available but this is the one we are using and it makes for a great introduction to the game, giving the player… Read More

ColAR Mix

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This is a great app for the younger children who can see their coloured illustrations come to life with augmented reality! The idea is simple – download the app and then print the free colouring sheets. The children then colour them and then use the iPad / iPod / iPhone to bring the image to 3D… Read More

Converting Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

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This is another of several apps offered from Daydream education.  We like the fact that these apps provide a balance of teaching  and instruction, opportunities to practise key skills and quizzes to test the learners knowledge.  They cater for a range of levels and increasingly complex operations. This app, as the name suggests, focuses on conversions… Read More

Addition & Subtraction – Daydream Education

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This is one of several apps offered from Daydream education.  We like the fact that these apps provide a balance of teaching  and instruction, opportunities to practise key skills and quizzes to test the learners knowledge.  They cater for a range of levels and increasingly complex operations. This app, as the name suggests, focuses on… Read More

Let’s Do Mental Maths Ages 10-11

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This is the second app from Andrew Brodie in this series.  We liked the younger version for its variety of features. We like this app for the challenge it provides for more able pupils.  Mental Maths is all about the ability to jump from one calculation to another and adapt to this at speed.  This… Read More

Let’s Do Mental Maths Ages 6-7

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Mental Maths is all about the ability to jump from one calculation to another and adapt to this at speed.  This is a well designed app with a range of useful features – starter questions, practise sessions and progress tests which become increasingly harder with continued progression.  The app provides a good alternative to traditional… Read More

Bubble Pop Multiplication

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We really like this alternative way of practising times tables facts! Work out the answer to each question then aim at the correct answer to pop the bubbles. If you have a set of tablets in class, this provides a great activity for a small group to work on for a few minutes prior to… Read More