Developed by Little 10 Robots for iPhone and iPad, Calcugators – Addition immerses students in entertaining gameplay while sharpening their addition skills. Although the app focuses on addition, students have a variety of ways to manipulate numbers and improve their overall number sense and problem solvingskills. Even though addition is the main focus, the app goes a step further and introduces children to simple algebra. Students incorporate regrouping, counting on, making multiples of 10, subtracting, and more, to solve the problems presented and move alligators along a trail in the game. With four levels of play, this app can be beneficial for students at different levels of math proficiency. The app has no ads. Cost: $1.99
The Pack, created by the New York Hall of Science, is an open virtual-world game based around two timely STEM subjects—environmental awareness and computationalthinking. The game is set in a future world where healthy ecosystems have faltered and resources are scarce.
CoderZ has kicked off registration for the third annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) for students in grades 5–8. This online coding and robotics tournament enables schools, districts, and afterschool programs and clubs to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.
The You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program provides resources and support to schools and youth organizations to teach STEM/STEAM standards and twenty-first century skills by using the Rubik’s Cube. Invented by Professor Erno Rubik as a model of 3D geometry and design, the Rubik’s Cube has its foundation in the classroom.