Parents are always looking for new ideas to help their children gain the math skills they need. Fortunately, there are tons of fun and free apps for students to build their math skills. And what better way to learn than to have children play games. All you need is a smartphone or tablet. These apps can help students build fundamental skills or practice their math fluency.
Check out some of these fantastic Math apps for children – focusing on elementary school students and four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
Sushi Monster: Scholastic’s app offers children multiplication and addition problems. They have to reach a target number by picking the correct factors and addends listed on different pieces of sushi. (Recommended for ages 6 and up).
IXL – Math and English: With over 4,000 skills in math and English language arts, students can find comprehensive, standards-aligned content for all grade levels. Interactive questions and virtual rewards create an engaging learning environment that motivates students to master skills and explore new topics.
Native Numbers: Native Numbers gives early learners a rich introduction to early numbers. The app starts by familiarizing kids with numbers in multiple representations (number rods, tallies, sets of animals, numerals, words, etc) – then it goes beyond awareness to help kids learn matching, relationships, order, and other core Number Sense concepts and skills.
Math Vs Zombies: This app teaches children to add, subtract, multiply, or divide one- and two-digit numbers. Students need to answer each question correctly in order to zap the zombies back into humans.
Zap Zap Fractions: This app helps teach children the concept of fractions. It has two parts: lessons and challenges. Kids learn the concepts at the lessons, and then play games to test their knowledge and skill at challenge section.
Butterfly Math Addition: Through catching butterflies, this app teaches children counting and addition. As kids answer the question right, kids get rewards of tiles to add to the coloring page, which also helps build their fine motor skills.