What are the best apps for teaching math to kids?

asked by Jennifer Woodard
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    #1Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math

    Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math

    Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math is an app t6hat lets you tap, drag, and swipe your way to a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts: addition, subtraction, and number sense. Serious learning wrapped in an engaging, intuitive touch game for kids ages 2-8.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Matthew Cook
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Dexteria Dots is a learning app/game available on intunes. It helps teach math to kids 2-8 and help adults understand subtraction since buying it will subtract 3 dollars from your account balance. The kids are taught by dragging objects around the screen. It is all about visual learning. It fits the topic."
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    #2Montessori Geometry

    Montessori Geometry

    Montessori Geometry was designed by Montessori teachers to ensure that your child realizes that geometrical shapes are everywhere but it will also make him/her proud to be able to recognize and name them.

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Roger Kelley
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Awesome way to make kids interested in Math. Very easy to use and works on Apple products. Best of all, there are no ads so you know that your kid isn't learning something or looking at something that he/she isn't supposed to!"
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    #3Math Learning Apps For Kids

    Math Learning Apps For Kids

    Math Learning Apps For Kids is an app that comes in a bundle for addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. This app bundle helps children learn and memorize basic math in a fun way by providing games, quizzes, and other activities.

    Apps

    iOS

    $5.99- $11.96

    Pepper James
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "These math apps bundle is the cheapest and the most effective one in teaching the kids about basic math addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These apps teaches them without any disturbance of the advertisements so the kids learn the math operations fast and don't get irritated by the again and again advertisements. I love this these apps and my kids too love it and they are showing a great progress after using these apps."
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    #4Doodle Math: Shapes

    Doodle Math: Shapes

    Doodle Math: Shapes is an interactive and fun way to learn 8 different shapes such as triangle, rectangle, square, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, circle and semicircle! The motivational activities will help children build the knowledge of different shapes as they draw shapes by themselves. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- With in-app purchases

    Samuel Walsh
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Doodle Math is a perfect example of an app designed to help kids learn math. My son doesn't show much interest in math, but he was glued to the tablet when I showed him it! Lots of great exercises and does a great job at teaching young ones the ins and outs of shapes."
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    #5Operation Math

    Operation Math

    Operation Math is an app where you have to Defeat Dr. Odd and earn the latest spy gear in a game that transforms math drills into a global learning adventure. From the streets of Paris to the pyramids of Egypt, Operation Math includes more than 100 timed missions that help players learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

    Games

    iOS

    $2.99

    Randy Pearson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "A creative and fun way to teach math to kids using a spy theme to enhance the experience. This app has plenty of missions to complete for your child to master the basics of math to help him excel in school."
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    #6DragonBox Algebra 12+

    DragonBox Algebra 12+

    DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a must-have tool for students who wish to earn better grades and gain confidence in algebra and mathematics. It covers more advanced topics in mathematics and algebra. It also includes practice tasks that allow students to practice specific types of algebraic operations.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $7.99

    Jordan Lane
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "There's a dragon in a box, and it teaches my kids math. I love this app and my kids think it's a blast. They have learned algebra and some advanced math much faster than other kids their age. Lots of fun and I even learned a few things myself."
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    #7IkMat ×

    IkMat ×

    IkMat ×, the game to practice multiplications is a game for Android where the player can practice multiplications in a fun and easy way. This way, it will be easier to learn to multiply and exercise the memory muscle by remembering all the operations and results.

    Games

    Android

    Free

    Tammy Phillips
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "I have a son that needs a little help in the math department. I found IkMat × on the google play store. It seems to be free containing some in game adds. The art is wonderful and its easy to set up his account. "
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    #8Math Training for Kids

    Math Training for Kids

    Math Training for Kids is an app that lets you practice mathematical operations. It's ideal for children but also fun for adults to practice math, with three difficulty levels.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathy McDonald
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I have two younger brothers who I have used this app with, ages five and seven, and they really love it! So do I! It's a great teaching tool, and lets them practice their math in a way that is fun, while also still being educational. I think games as educational tools are really great, it gives kids a lot of confidence in a fun environment! This app has an easy to use interface, varied difficulty levels, and a number of different skills they can train in. Overall, it's great."
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    #9IkMat ÷

    IkMat ÷
    IKMat ÷ is a game that will help you to practice divisions in an interactive yet entertaining way. Designed for primary students, you can manage 6 players to allow your family play with you. The app is in Spanish and Basque for practicing maths in those languages.


    Games

    Android

    Free

    Raymond Davidson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "IKMat ÷ is a great game for kids to help practice their division skills. When I was little, division was always the hardest thing to learn for me. Using this app makes learning fun. It's well designed as well as bright and colorful which kids will love."
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    #10Operation: Arithmetic

    Operation: Arithmetic

    Operation: Arithmetic is a free educational game which will help your children to develop their mental arithmetic skills in a funny and easy way. The game features several challenges in which kids have to add, substract, multiply and divide to reach the goals and get extra bonus.

    Games

    Android

    Free

    Joan Peterson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Operation: Arithmetic is a free math game application that is aimed to help children improve math skills. It is very new to the market, so it's possible there are a few bugs to work out. One other thing worth noting is this app does contain advertisements. Sometimes this may take away from the overall learning and cause the child to become disinterested if there are too many of them."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for teaching math to kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with MathApps 8 Paid
2Montessori GeometryApps 5 Paid
3Math Learning Apps For KidsApps 3 Paid
4Doodle Math: ShapesApps 3 Paid
5Operation MathGames 1 Paid
6DragonBox Algebra 12+Apps 1 Paid
7IkMat ×Games -2 Free
8Math Training for KidsApps -2 Free
9IkMat ÷Games -2 Free
10Operation: ArithmeticGames -3 Free
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