Anna’s Favorite Apps, Part Two

Anna and I check out her new iPad Air

Photo: Julia Ozab

We bought Anna an iPad for her birthday, and what’s an iPad without apps? I took a  look at an iPad at Anna’s elementary school while Julia searched online, and together we found a wide variety of educational games along with some just for fun. Now that a few weeks have passed, I asked Anna what some of her favorites were? She likes a lot of them, so I’ll be featuring them here each Tuesday over the next few weeks.

Check out Part One: Spelling, Grammar, and Reading.

(Note: specs and screenshots via the App Store)

Part Two: Math and Science

Equation screen

Mathmateer™

  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2013
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 20.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Freecloud Design, Inc.
  • © 2010-2013 Freecloud Design, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Rocket launch screen

Description: Solve math problems, earn money, and build a rocket. Then launch the rocket on a math mission. All levels of elementary mathematics will keep a child engaged and learning into middle school.

Anna’s favorite part: Launching the rocket, of course.

A habitat in need of help

Wild Kratts Creature Math

  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 65.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: PBS Kids
  • © 2012 Public Broadcasting Service

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Solve a math equation

Description: Help the Kratt Brothers build and maintain a balanced habitat by solving addition and subtraction problems. Includes eight different animal species along with their food sources.

Anna’s favorite part: Keeping the animals happy.

Splash Screen

Solar Walk™ 3D

  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2013
  • Version: 2.2.4
  • Size: 233 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
  • © 2009-2012 Vito Technology Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Saturn

Description: A 3D look at the solar system, including the Sun, all the planets and their moons, dwarf planets, asteroids and comets, plus artificial satellites and nearby stars. Spend hours exploring space with easy search functions and lots of astronomy facts.

Anna’s favorite part: Spinning the planets.

Design your own inventions!

Monster Physics™

  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2013
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 46.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Freecloud Design, Inc.
  • © 2012-2013 Freecloud Design, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Solve 50 missions!

Description: Help cute little monsters jump obstacles, cross finish lines, and eat delicious fruit by building imaginative contraptions. Includes virtual building materials, gears, ropes, magnets, rockets, and lots of other fun tools.

Anna’s favorite part: Problem solving.

Next week: Geography and Foreign Language.

Does your kid have an iPad—or play with yours? Have you found any other great math or science apps? Tell me in the comments.

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