Great Teacher-Approved Educational Games for iPad

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July 5, 2014
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is fast approaching. That means school will be out and summer learning loss will become a worry. One way to curb those concerns is with engaging and educational games, like this set of teacher-approved iOS apps.

1- Mathmateer 

Launch a rocket into space and practice your skills in addition, multiplication, fractions, money, time, shapes, and more. While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the many fun math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, 3D shapes and more! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.

Learn the sounds of letters with sight words, in a manner that may make you chuckle and grin. Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!

 Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, play against Okta to collect cards with a specified sum. Okta challenges you to a duel! Collect cards with a specified sum, and you win! But you better do it before Okta does! Choose how many cards (9 or 16), what types of numbers (whole numbers or decimals), and Okta’s level of strategy (easy to hard).

How did the universe begin?How was life born on earth?Where did water on earth come from?Welcome to earth school, Earth School is an educational kids apps containing 18 different mini games. It will show the big bang to earth generation, from life beginning to dinosaur extinction, enjoy!. Play 18 different mini games that cover topics like the Big Bang, planet generation, the beginnings of life, and more.

Have fun reinforcing your chemistry knowledge in the form of addictive Mahjong games created by Stetson University.

6- Spell + Friends 

Become a spelling bee champ and master over 2,000 words, including pronunciations, definitions and etymology.