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Math Apps for Elementary Kids

Quite few families are planning to give a tablet to the kids for a holiday gift.  After getting the device, it is time to find the good apps to put on the iPAD or iPod Touch.  I am putting a page up Best Educational Apps for Kids by age and subjects.  This list is Math Apps for Kindergarten and Early Elementary Kids.  I am sure there are a lot more apps out there, if you have an app you’d like to add to the list, please add the app’s name at the comment area.  I will periodically update the lists based on readers’ inputs.  It will be very helpful if you can attach a link to the App Store.  Since some apps have the same titles, a direct link to the app store can help minimize potential confusions.

Before we get into the list, I want to remind all the parents or grandparents, please make sure child-proof your iPAD, iPod, iPhone before handing them over to the kids.  It is very easy!  I have a step-by-step guide with screen shots.  You can find the instruction by clicking HERE.  Believe me, 5 minites of your time today will save a lot trouble later on.  Also, if your child is struggling in math and you are too busy to get involved, you may consider an online math tutor, so your child have a real person to go to for help. Now to the list.

Best Elementary Math Apps

Best Educational Apps for Kids: Math Apps for Kindergarden and Early Elementary Kids:

Khan AcademyKhan Academy (Free): Although it is not a math specific app, I like the math tutoring very much.  It is a good go-to place to seek further clarification on some learned concepts or learn new math concepts.  You can watch the video via wifi, or you can download the video on your device to watch it on the go.

SplashMath Grade 1 to 5 ($4.99 iPhone, $9.99 iPAD): a series of math apps that is linked to US school math curriculum.  There is one app for each grade.  With these apps, parents don’t have to constantly looking for practice materials anymore.  Everything the kids need for the year is covered in the app.  It also allows parents to asign homeworks and reports kids progress.

MultiFlow AppMultiFlow ($1.99): a math practice app that drills kids on multiplication facts.  Parents can choose which facts the child should practice, and can choose the speed level based on how fluent the child is with the facts.  There are 4 different modes to play the game, kids can simply practice or enter the “flow” for a timed play.

FlowPlusFlowPlus ($1.99): this app is designed by the same developer of MultiFlow.  FLowPlus is similar to MultiFlow on app structure and set up, but the drills are on addition and subtraction facts.  Same as MultiFlow, parents have the flexibility of choosing which facts to practice on and at which speed level.

Marble Math JuniorMarble Math Junior ($1.99): kids roll marbles to catch the correct answers.  The covered math concepts include: shapes, money, time, number sequencing, addition, subtraction and multiplication to 100, easy fractions.  Parents can moniter more than 1 child’s progress. In addition to math, it is also a good game for fine motor skills.

Bubbling MathBubble math ($1.99): a fun math game helping kids practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Parents can set the difficulty levels, ranging from single digit addition to double digits multiplication and division.  There are three speed levels that are controlled by parents. Kids will love to pop the bubbles while solving math problems.

Lola’s Fruit Shop Sudoku ($1.99): does a great job in breaking down the Sudoku concept at a level that even a Kindergartener can understand and play the game.  The games get harder when kids move up the levels, so a third grader may still find it challenging enough to play.    It offers in 10 different languages.

MathmateerMathmateer – formerly Rocket Math ($0.99): Kids win game money to build their own rockets by playing math games.  There are 56 math missions, ranging from telling time and US money, to addition and subtraction, to multiplication and division, to percentage and square root.  Great for kids who also like rockets and space.

Mystery Math TownMystery Math Town ($2.99): A math app going beyond math, it challenges kids on critical skills such as problem solving, 3D visual memorizing. The math skills covered are: Addition or Subtraction 0-10, 11-20, 21-50; Multiplication x1, x2, x5, x10, x1-10. It is a game kids will be addictive to.

iToochiTooch Math Grade 3-5 ($4.99 for each grade): one app for each grade level.  The content is completely aligned with common core standards. They have comprehensive coverage of math skills kids need master at each grade level, such as geometry, money, graphs, measurement.

Do you have a recommendation on kindergarten and elementary math apps?  Please leave the app name in the comment area.

If you have kids of early elementary age, you might want to check out Best Educational Apps for Kids: Science Apps for Elementary Kids:

Best Elementary Science Apps

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    • iGameMom November 15, 2013, 12:31 pm

      Thanks for pinning! My son loves Mathmateer.

  • Julia Jones July 17, 2013, 12:23 pm

    I found an excellent education app for Math that is new and seems to have a lot of promise. It is called Tabtor and I came across the app in our local library. The material is administered through iPads. My DD has been using it for over 7 months and she absolutely loves it. There is a physical tutor behind each student and they give you a weekly parent/teacher conference. It is great, and the work is personlaized to my DD.

    Their website is http://www.tabtor.com

    and wait i saw this video online which explains it better
    youtu.be/48VmnZxZ74c

    • iGameMom July 19, 2013, 10:58 pm

      Thank you very much for the info. I will check it out.

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  • AppFiend April 29, 2013, 9:07 pm

    Rocket Math is great, and so is the TimesTables app from 24×7 and entire TeachMe series.

  • Happy Rants April 22, 2013, 2:54 pm

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  • HKS March 26, 2013, 8:56 pm

    Great resource! Glad to know you’re here! Thanks!

  • Karla February 23, 2013, 5:30 pm

    Love your website. It has so many great ideas for educational apps for kids. One that I would like to point out that has just recently come out is SpellingCity. It is a great app for spelling lists, vocabulary, and so on. Just something I thought you might want to look into adding to your list.

  • Donna January 16, 2013, 4:49 pm

    Our android app Butterfly Math teaches math facts for elementary kids. Catching butterflies in between levels for bonus points adds to the fun.

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    • iGameMom January 4, 2013, 4:36 pm

      Fun and Educational, this the the criteria when I select apps. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Kelly Wondra January 2, 2013, 9:42 am

    Great blog! I use several of these apps with my girls and they work great. I’m always excited to learn some new techie advice from you! Keep up the great work!

    • iGameMom January 4, 2013, 4:47 pm

      If you have any good apps, please let me know. I will update the list.

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    • iGameMom January 4, 2013, 4:34 pm

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    • iGameMom January 4, 2013, 4:32 pm

      Thank you! Hope you find the other lists too. They are here.

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  • David Bernstein December 29, 2012, 11:27 pm

    I have been looking for programs to teach my nine year old math. This web site is very useful and well designed. It is light years ahead of mine. I also found khan academy useful.

    • iGameMom December 30, 2012, 1:53 am

      Thank you for the compliment! These are apps my son use regularly. I switch between them so he doesn’t have to do the same types of practice everyday. :-) I have not used Khan Academy as much. But when I need it, I found it very good at explaining math concepts, a task not easy for most parents. :-)

  • Lesley December 29, 2012, 9:34 pm

    I am so happy you liked my post which resulted in me accessing your site. This is such great information, and is the answer to a prayer.

    • iGameMom December 30, 2012, 1:31 am

      It is great to see you here. Hope you find some apps you can use.

  • Georgie Knaggs December 28, 2012, 5:22 pm

    Great information – it is so tough for parents to keep one step ahead. Thanks.

    • iGameMom December 29, 2012, 2:35 pm

      With the good apps, parents can save some time and focus more on helping kids, not on trying to find the right tool.

  • Jack Curtis December 28, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Superior!
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    • iGameMom December 29, 2012, 2:33 pm

      So glad you like the list. Hope you find some other apps helpful too.

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    Great site! Love the education app…will help spread the news….x

    • iGameMom December 15, 2012, 8:55 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for sharing the news.

  • lelly December 13, 2012, 11:49 pm

    Ones I use with my kids are

    Interactive Telling Time- learning to tell time is fun
    Math Nija HD
    Math Blasters HyperBlast

  • Julie Hedlund December 13, 2012, 9:46 pm

    Great recommendations, as I need some for my 4th grade daughter. Thank you!

    • iGameMom December 15, 2012, 8:53 pm

      there are apps my son is using. They are great helps.

  • The Jogging Dad December 12, 2012, 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the ideas. A great site for parents and kids!

    • iGameMom December 13, 2012, 1:54 pm

      You are welcome! Come back for more app recommendations!

  • Niamh December 12, 2012, 2:57 pm

    Adding Apples, Subtracting Sardines & Multiplying Acorns are awesome Math apps too!

    • iGameMom December 13, 2012, 1:53 pm

      Thank you for the recommendations. Will take a look!

  • Melinda Tripp December 12, 2012, 9:04 am

    Teach Me
    Kindergarten, and more are great apps!
    My grandson loves to play!
    He learns dolch words needed for reading, and adding and subtracting….
    The rewards are great, he is paid in gold coins and the mouse teacher allows him to buy ” things” at the game store…… For instance one place he goes is to his game aquarium where he buys fish that swim and hide, fish food.etc..very entertaining, we highly recommend.

    • iGameMom December 12, 2012, 1:06 pm

      Thank you! How can I forget about that one. Will add it shortly.

  • Pat December 12, 2012, 7:50 am

    can these apps be used on the kindle fire

    • iGameMom December 12, 2012, 1:08 pm

      unfortunately most of them don’t. Click on the app names will lead to my original reviews or the app store. If I don’t have a link for Android, then it means it is only for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod or iPAD).

  • Lisa Winkler December 12, 2012, 6:19 am

    Very worthwhile suggestions; will pass along to the kids for the grandkids.

    • iGameMom December 12, 2012, 1:17 pm

      Thanks! BTW thanks for the wonderful book.

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