Whether teaching middle school math students or early childhood learners, educators often encourage playful explorations of learning materials that can help young students gain insight into such things as dimension, planes, geometry, surface, and perspective.
When looking for engaging and interactive touchscreen experiences to get these ideas flowing, try this set of apps with unique and interesting virtual worlds designed to help inspire new viewpoints. My favorite method is to talk with kids about the way these virtual block sets, bakery, or bathtub remind them of real world explorations. What are the similarities and differences? Always a great discussion!