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Shape Lab

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Geometry comes to life with easy-to-use sandbox tool.

App iPad Paid Education
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Shape Lab is a comprehensive tool that encourages kids to learn through exploration. Some features are not as intuitive as others, such as accessing the save feature and toolbar extensions, but the touch interface is very easy to use. The lesson plans are an excellent way for kids to use Shape Lab in a more formal setting or to extend their learning, so adding more lesson plans could improve the learning value. It also would be nice to see some instructional features kids could access, such as pop-up labels that explain geometry concepts such as edges and vertices or a built-in lesson that teaches the basics of two-dimensional figures.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math : geometry, measurement, shapes
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : investigation, part-whole relationships, Self-Direction : academic development, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 18, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Shiny Things
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 28, 2016

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