I'm teaching a quantitative reasoning course at a two-year community college and I'm endeavoring to be as inquiry-based as possible in my teaching. We have access to class sets of iPads, and I'd like to use them in a few class sessions, but I need to find the right apps. I'm looking for apps that do something like the Tile Pile exercise on proportional reasoning over at Desmos.
I've seen a few apps that are basically textbooks with interactive problems, and a few other apps that are just exercises disguised as games. What I really want is an app that allows students to explore the concepts on their own. The Tile Pile example is really perfect in this regard.
Here is a list of different topics I'll be covering to help you suggest different apps.
- Proportional reasoning (ratios, percentages, rates)
- Number Sense (place value, scientific notation, rounding, understanding big numbers)
- Graphs and charts (creating, interpreting, and analyzing)