Parents' Guide to

iCrosss

By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cool math tool is great for visualizing 3-D shapes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

iCrosss Review: Kids' Perspective

This app has greatly contributed to my project on cross-sections of 3-D shapes, without this I would never have been able to continue my research. So, I thank the author for making this unique app.
age 11+

Not worth it.

Not much to it. You can spin around the figures and highlight planes. It has the mathematical equations for each figure. That's about it. Oh, and it crashes often.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

ICROSSS is a very cool tool for exploring and studying polyhedrons. The 3-D representations are accurate, and the interactive animations are fun to manipulate. Kids can choose from a list of solids comprehensive enough to serve as a reference tool for students in middle school through college.

As slick as it is, iCrosss is nothing more than an interactive reference tool. Kids aren't encouraged to do calculations or play with the math in any deep way. It would be a great addition to the app if there were opportunities or suggestions to extend the learning –- printable templates for constructing paper models of the polyhedrons is one idea.

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