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10 Free Math Apps for Elementary School Kids

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School is starting soon, and for some, it already started. I am putting together a list of 10 free math apps for elementary kids – some are on single subject, such as fraction value comparison, some covers broader range of subjects. But all apps here are FREE, and are well designed. All are fun to play too. Hope they will help ease the transition from summer relaxing mood to study mood.

I also have lists of 10 Free Book Apps for Preschool Kids and 10 Free Book Apps for School Age Kids. Make sure checking them out too.10 free math apps for school age kids

Sushi MonsterSushi Monster : a free app from Scholastic, it is fun and challenging at the same time. Kids practice addition and multiplication by feeding the monster sushi. Different from typical math fact apps, it is all about reversed math – kids need figure out what numbers will sum up to a requested numbers.

Butterfly Math AdditionButterfly Math Addition Free : takes hands-on approach teaching kids math concepts of counting and addition. It is fun to catch the butterflies. If they answer the question right, kids get rewards of tiles to add to the coloring page. Both the butterflies and the tiles are small, so it is also a good fine motor practice. Kids also have to practice a lot to finish a coloring page.

Khan AcademyKhan academy : 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.

MathLands - Kids Logic GameMathLands : Instead of simple math facts, this app focuses on math logic, problem solving and critical thinking skills to help kids gain math intuition. There are six games in the app, all requires out-of-box type of thinking. As kids solve the problems, and difficulty level increases. It can be a good family game.

Madagascar Math Ops FreeMadagascar : kids solve math problems to free the Zoosters. The math problems include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and are designed for kids in grade 1 to 4. After solving the math problem, kids then play an angry bird like game to break the cages where the Zoosters are kept.

oh no fractionsOh no fraction : Fraction is a math concept that is easy to understand conceptually, but can get tricky when doing comparisons. Oh No Fractions is a simple FREE app helping kids understand fraction comparison with intuitive visual presentation that brings the meaning of the numbers to live.

AplusClickA+Click : it is actually not an app, but a website. However the website is fully functioning on iPAD. What make this site special is the problems carried on this site are not just simple math fact drills. All problems require logical and creative thinking, and math is just a tool or a stepping stone in the problem solving process.

Learn Maths with BelugaLearn math with Beluga : a free app that is going to cover math from counting numbers to Calculus, but will be released in phases. Currently it already covers a broad range of math concepts and skills with many games available. From what I can see now, it is a fun app definitely worth downloading.

Number RackNumber Rack :  It is a very simple app with endless ways to teach math to young kids. With 10 lines of beads, and 10 beads on each line, kids can move them along the line to learn counting, addition, subtraction, or even simple multiplication and division. A great tool for teachers to use in the classroom too.

Fetch Lunch RushFetch Lunch Rush : from the PBS Kids show Fetch with Ruff Ruffman, it is a very active game. Kids do math, and they have to walk around to hunt for the answers! The math problems are single digit additions and subtractions. With augment reality, kids will actually see the correct number of lunch orders drop in front Ruff, the host. It is a very engaging math game.

Do you know some good and free math apps for school age kids?  Leave the name in the comment, I will update the list.

Looking for more math apps for kids? Visit 45 Math Apps for Kids – Grouped by Age and Learning Objectives
45 Math Games for Kids by Age and Learning Objectives

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  • Jaime September 6, 2014, 10:32 pm

    We stumbled over here coming from a different website and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

  • Elizabeth M January 6, 2014, 3:17 pm

    For early elementary my daughter loves the Todo K-2 Math Practice app on my iPad. I just hope they come out with an upper level version once she outgrows this one!

    • iGameMom January 7, 2014, 8:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing the app. I have to check it out.

  • Glenn December 21, 2013, 2:46 am

    This is a topic that’s near to my heart… Thank you! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  • Jodie @ Growing Book by Book August 19, 2013, 2:52 pm

    These look like fun. Thank you for the recommendations.

    • iGameMom August 21, 2013, 1:41 pm

      you are welcome. Hope you find one or two that you can use.

  • esivy August 14, 2013, 9:49 am

    Thanks! We needed some multiplication practice!

  • maryanne @ mama smiles August 7, 2013, 5:26 pm

    Off to find out how many of these are available for Android!

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