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8 Geometry Apps that create stories out of shapes!

Today’s blog is a guest post from Nishant Sinha. Nishant is the co-founder of Transtutors.com, an Online Assignment Help platform for students. He believes that all students need help at times and that academic excellence begets thirst for more knowledge. 

Are you oval, rectangular, square, lean or tall? If these mysterious shapes confuse you or make you wonder, then we recommend you use these eight geometry apps to help you master shapes and figures in no time.

Source: NzMaths

These apps offer exciting learning that can keep your kids glued to devices productively – where they shoot, catch, or fill while relating how different geometrical shapes work in the real world and learn about complex geometry concepts in simple ways.

Here are the best geometry apps in my opinion for you to explore:

1. Dragon Shapes – Lumio Geometry

Highly recommended for kids who are 6-to-10 years old, this educational app takes you on a quest to rescue the village dragon. The app is available for iOS as well as Android platforms. It has four academic levels, where children solve a structured sequence of geometric puzzles to achieve their targets.

The production quality of the app is excellent, and it helps children develop an intuitive sense of geometry, knowledge of shapes and their attributes, and abilities like visualization and spatial awareness.

 

2. Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning

Available on iOS as well as Android platforms, the Shapes: 3D Geometry app lets children print out different shapes, and then fold them step-by-step into tangible 3D shapes they want.

The game offers 27 unique shapes that kids can build – with the help of easy illustrated instructions (in several languages). This app can instantly add the zing factor to mathematics classes – and engage students like never before. It won the Appaward 2014 in the Education category and received a 4-star Educational App Store certification.

3. Geometry

Now, this is a seriously cool app – perfect for middle-school and high-school students looking for a private math tutor to clarify their basic concepts. It brings you high-quality videos teaching math in a traditional manner.

The lessons include multiple examples, interactive practice problems, challenge problems (for students to solve on their own), extra problem worksheets (as homework), and review notes that summarizes the entire chapter covered in the video. 

4. Digital Geoboard

Digital Geoboard is available for both iOS and Android platforms. The digital version of the classic classroom game uses digital rubber bands to make various shapes on the digitized pegboard. It allows you to create as many polygons as you want, change their colors, and quickly calculate their area and parameters.

It is a great game if you are exploring triangles, polygons, and concepts related to plane geometry.

 

5. My Geometric Universe

 

Available only on the iOS platform, My Geometric Universe is one of the coolest geometry apps around. It lets kids use a pencil, ruler, and compass to create geometric shapes – and use them to build objects (e.g., a truck). There are three levels to the game, where kids can create, store, and play with whatever they create.

 

6. Montessori Geometry – Recognize and Learn Shapes

 

Available only on the iOS platform, Montessori Geometry works in about 20 languages. Designed by Montessori teachers, the app helps kids to recognize and name 2D and 3D shapes all around him or her.

The app has multiple levels of instruction and offers in-depth learning. It encapsulates six different games and six different ‘types of shapes.’ Highly recommended for kids who are 5-to-10 years old.

 

7. BrainPop Jr.

 

Suitable for kids who are 5 years old and above, this web app offers animated content for kids. The site provides curriculum-based content for kids in kindergarten through third grade. The lessons are available for all subjects taught to kids, including geometry.

Lessons include a brief video, game, quiz, and activity sections. BrainPop Jr. is an excellent website for school students as well as homeschool families.

Older kids can use its sister site called GameUp.

 

8. Dragonbox Elements

Available in both iOS and Android versions, DragonBox Elements – Geometry App is inspired by the Greek mathematician Euclid who wrote the book ‘Elements’ in which he defined the basics of geometry.

The game has seven levels, and over 100 puzzles to solve – starting with the introduction of shapes and basic concepts of geometry to kids and moving on to challenging problems that mold your kids into geometry experts by the time they finish the game.

 

Educational apps are a success because they make ‘learning’ feel like ‘a game activity’ to children. Some of these games are for preschoolers, some are suitable for elementary school or middle-school children, and some are suitable for all age groups. Download the ones you like and see your kids fall in love with Geometry!

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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