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6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills

April 19, 2015
In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and enhance their cognitive abilities. Playing these games, students will be able to engage with a variety of mental and abstract forms of reasoning where they will need to use their strategic and problem solving skills to find answers. While they are so much fun to play they are also a great way to help students approach the world from a critical thinking perspective. Have a look and share with your colleagues.

1- Brain Teaser Extreme

At first, this might look like the good old Tile Puzzle - but it is not. You move the tiles the same way: You have one empty square and you have to move the tiles in the correct position using the empty square. The problem is, you don't know what the picture looks like and you don't know the position of the empty square - the correct position of the empty tile might be anywhere.

2- Mental Math Cards

Want to improve your math skills with out having to memorize a hundred tricks? Mental Math Cards is designed to help people of all skill levels improve their arithmetic abilities through easy to remember (and use) tips, practice question sets, and an addictive game. Unlike many other math apps, advanced problems are also supported to keep things challenging as your skills improve.

3- Clockwork Brain

Discover a series of uniquely challenging and stylish mini-games, created specifically to test and improve your cognitive abilities across six areas - memory, perception, language, logic, reflexes and calculation. All puzzles come with adaptive difficulty which changes as you play, so each playthrough leaves you hooked and energized. With its bite-sized, fast-paced gameplay, A Clockwork Brain will help you form the great habit of training every day.

4- Knowledge Trainer

Each lesson tests your wits with 10 questions from 10 different categories. The difficulty level depends on you: get an answer right, you'll move up a level. A wrong answer leads to an easier question. You'll want to move up to improve your Knowledge Quotient, which is recalculated after every round.

5- Analogy

Analogy questions are often asked in gifted and talented programs. Our newest creation "Analogy" app (to challenge young minds on their cognitive skills), plays a significant role in analytical thinking, problem solving, perception, spatial skills, memory, and creativity. They are often seen on IQ and placement tests as well. This app contains:

6- ABA Problem solving

Touch and Learn is a powerful new gaming platform that allows you to introduce new concepts in a fun and exciting new way. You can use Touch and Learn to teach basic concepts such as new shapes or advanced concepts such as colors or characteristics (e.g. big, bigger, small, smaller, etc.). The possibilities are truly endless and just up to your imagination.