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By Sarah Pliske • April 5, 2022

Unpacking Common Core Standards: Best Middle School Apps

As promised, we’ve come back this month with a new list of the 3 best middle school apps educators teaching the Common Core standards can’t live without!

These 3 middle school apps scored highly on all dimensions of our rubric criteria. Additionally, based on student engagement and achievement data from within the eSpark app, these 3 apps consistently receive positive student ratings and demonstrate academic rigor.

Unpacking the Common Core: Best Middle School Apps

1. 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

Developer: Justin Holladay

Price: Free

Grades: 5th

Skills: Exponents, radicals, algebra (varying levels), trigonometry, geometry

Benefits: Utilizes gyromotion

2. Frankie for Kids

Frankie for Kids - Frankenstein interactive book

Developer: Yellow+Blue Digital Content

Price: $4.99

Grades: 8th

Skills: CCSS Exemplar text

Benefits: Classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Beautiful graphics and visuals

3. Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

Developer: Electric Eggplant

Price: $2.99

Grades: 6th–7th

Skills: Relevant topic

Benefits: Socio-emotional learning, Graphic novel format

This is just a small taste of the apps we’ve found and incorporated into our eSpark curriculum. We find relevant apps for each student in your classroom—not just for each grade level and Common Core standards. Our goal is to take the burden of this app search off of administrators and teachers by curating a library of the best educational apps for the iPad. Along with this relevant, student centered curriculum, we also provide our district partners with understandable, actionable data, streamlined easy iPad setup, and expert teacher coaching and support.

View all the standards covered by eSpark here.


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