Editor's Pick: 10 Second Grade Apps

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Math Doodles

This is a beautifully illustrated app—but it’s not an art app, or even an illustrated story. Math Doodles is a brilliantly executed and educational math app.

The designer has transformed the way kids think about numbers and equations, with interesting sketches that prove math comes in all forms.In “Unknown Square,” the app focuses on addition and subtraction in an easy equation format, while in “Connect Sums,” children will learn that calculations can go in any direction.

The sneak-peek fly-swat app is an entertaining way to tell time. Children must think of the clock in segments, and identify how many segments the hand—a.k.a. fly swat—should move in order to splat the fly. This game not only focuses on time, but emphasizes the clockwise direction so it becomes second nature.