Digital Tools for Math & Science

Joan Gore

Apps for Math


Math Teachers - This is AWESOME! Desmos is a free, online graphing calculator. Desmos can plot a variety of different equations, from lines to parabolas and more. It is available online and as an app.
Click here for an example.
Click here for another example.

Check out this Pinterest Board for lots of Desmos video tutorials.

3 Wonderfully Awesome @Desmos Activities

That Quiz®

Let's take a quick quiz over geometric shapes! Ready, set, go....Click here to begin.

For directions on how to effectively use That Quiz, check out Mathy Cathy's Blog post.

Technology-Infused Math Lessons & Activities

Cell Phone Plans (Check out the other lessons for grades 3-12 on this site)
Math Discussion with Explain Everything
Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks



@TCM_at_NCTM (Teaching Children Math)


@alexbellos (author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland)

How to Use Twitter to Find Great Maths Resources & Ideas (online article)

Helpful Sites

CK-12 PreCalculus Concepts
Calculus Resources
Statistics Resources
Master Math Mentor
Teacher Math
Math Live (Animated Math Lessons)
Print Your Own Graph Paper
Free Math Worksheets (Use to create your online quizzes, annotate on top of with a device, etc)

Science Apps

The Reality of AFIB®

The Reality of AFib provides students a realistic and anatomically accurate 3D model of a heart from the exterior and cross-sectional views.

  1. Print the Target Image from:
  2. Download the Reality of AFib App.
  3. Point your device's camera at the Target Picture.
  4. Watch the heart come to life.

Elements 4D®

Explore the chemicals in the Periodic Table of elements as you learn about chemistry!

Download and print the six cubes from Daqri (cardstock works best).

Download the Elements 4D App.

Scan one side of a cube to see the element come to life. Combine the elements on two cubes to see what the two elements form.

Elements4D - Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality by Richard Byrne.

Hint - You can purchase wooden blocks at hobby/craft stores that are the same size as the cubes. Modpodge or glue the printed cubes onto the wooden blocks.

Explain 3D® - Machines and Systems Explained With 3D Animations

Explain 3D is a site that offers a collection of 3D animations of simple machines. The animations use the Unity web player which enables viewers to zoom-in, zoom-out, and rotate animations 360 degrees.

Explain 3D - Machines and Systems Explained With 3D Animations

Richard Byrne


Skitch will work on most any device and can be used to annotate over an image.

Skitch Guide for Devices

Skitch Guide for Mac

Study Stack®

You can find flashcard stacks already made for the ACT, SAT, and other major standardized tests and all curriculum content areas on Study Stack. Teachers and students can create an account and create their own stacks of flashcard. The site also has games, practice activities and several print options.

NASA Spacecraft 3D®

Spacecraft 3D gives students the opportunity to learn about and interact with spacecraft that have been used to explore our solar system, study Earth and observe the universe.

  1. Download the trigger/target image from NASA.
  2. Download the app for IOS from the iTunes Store.
  3. Hover your device over the trigger/target image to discover the various spacecraft used by NASA.

The Brain 3D® Augmented Reality App

Use The Brain 3D App to explore the tissues, structures and areas of the brain by moving the device over the picture.

You can choose to view the mind in AR or switch to a 3D mode within the app. Use your fingers to rotate the image.

DisneyNature Explore®

Explore 5 different 3D animal adventures - Brown Bear, Monarch Butterfly, Chimpanzee, African Lion and Loggerhead Sea Turtle. There are 4 activities for each of the animals. Download the app here.


The HeartCam app is for entertainment purposes only. Click here for a Valentine's Day apptivity idea using this app.

Muppet Band-Aids® Magic Vision

Muppet Band-Aids® are available from

Download the Magic Vision App from the iTunes Store.

Point the App at any of the Muppet Band-Aids and forget about the pain!

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