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Digital Graphing Tools

No scientific calculator? No problem! These apps, games, and websites merge mathematical modeling with the fun of digital creation and gaming. Whether students are learning to graph coordinates on a plane, manipulating variables in a simulation, or gathering live scientific data, they will be better able to comprehend deep mathematical relationships. Math students -- from beginner to advanced -- can use these tools to connect math concepts to concrete, real-world scenarios.

Create Activities and Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations Visit Website: https://phet.colorado.edu
Massive cache of excellent (and free!) science and math simulations
Grades K-12
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Price Free
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Desmos Visit Website: http://www.desmos.com
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Geogebra Visit Website: http://www.geogebra.org/
Create, share, and modify math models and simulations
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Focus on Geometry

Choreo Graph Publisher: New York Hall of Science
Animate with fun geometry STEAM app; learning requires teacher support
Grades 6-10
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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Geometry Pad Publisher: Bytes Arithmetic LLC
Construct and explore geometric figures with smart digital workbook
Grades 9-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire
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isosceles+ : geometry sketchpad Publisher: Base 12 Innovations
Digital tool for exploring and constructing lines, angles, shapes
Grades 9-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Integrate Science Content

Lab4Physics Publisher: Lab4U Inc.
Bring physics to life using lab sensors built right into your smartphone
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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PocketLab Publisher: Myriad Sensors
Gather and analyze live data anywhere
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, Chrome, Windows Phone
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Prepmagic Visit Website: https://www.prepmagic.com/
Customize science simulations to highlight phenomena
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Manipulate and Visualize Data

Tuva Labs Visit Website: https://tuvalabs.com/
Access to curated data sets has tons of potential, needs more teacher support
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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FooPlot Visit Website: http://fooplot.com/
Plot points, make graphs with basic but functional tool
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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TI Math Visit Website: http://education.ti.com/en/timath/us/home
Straightforward, standards-aligned graphing calculator activities
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Play Graphing Games

Mangahigh Visit Website: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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Math Snacks Visit Website: http://www.mathsnacks.com/
Satisfying mathematical treats kids will gladly gobble up
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free
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Quadrant Defender Publisher: Kaddeo
Graphing equations is the key to victory in tower defense game
Grades 9-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Mac, Windows
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