Mathematics Apps

The names of each app on this page will link to its review on my blog.  Prices quoted are regular prices for the Australian App store.  International prices may vary.

Counting

Counting Bear – Publisher:  Grasshopper Apps, Cost: 99 cents, Universal Counting Bear - GrasshopperApps.com

Lovely little app designed to help children learn to count numbers from 1 to 20.  It is highly customisable in terms of range of numbers, sound and images.  You can use the images and sounds provided, or you can use your own photos and record your own voice, which means you can also record in a different language.

This App is intended for young children, however its versatility would make it suitable for older children with special needs.

Happi 123 – A Maths Game for Kids by Happi Papi – Publisher:  Happi Papi, Cost: $1.99, iPad onlyHappi 123 HD - A Math Game for Kids by Happi Papi - Serendipity

Great App for helping with concepts of counting, basic addition and subtraction, number sequencing and number patterns.  Two different activities help children to learn and practice each concept.  Uses numbers 1 – 10. Reward tokens encourage children to keep practicing.

Operations

This section includes Apps that support the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  It includes drill and practice activities.

Arithmetic Invaders – Express:  Grade K Math Facts  Publisher: @Reks, Cost:  $1.99, Universal Arithmetic Invaders: Grade K Math Facts - @Reks

Space-Invaders style game designed to practice early Mathematics skills including counting up and back, basic addition and basic subtraction.

Particularly suitable for Prep and year 1. Age-appropriate for older children who need support with these concepts.

Arithmetic Invaders – Express:  Grade 1 Math Facts  Publisher: @Reks, Cost:  $1.99, Universal Arithmetic Invaders: Grade 1 Math Facts - @Reks

identical game to the above, however the Mathematical concepts also include addition and subtraction using tens and ones, double-digit addition with trading, basic multiplication and basic division.

Suitable for children in year 1 to 2. Age-appropriate for older children who need support with these concepts.

Arithmetic Invaders – Express:  Grade 2 Math Facts  Publisher: @Reks, Cost:  $1.99, Universal Arithmetic Invaders: Grade 2 Math Facts - @Reks

Similar to the above and covering addition and subtraction of numbers to 50, including trading (regrouping), doubles facts, halves of numbers under 20.

Suitable for lower primary.  Age-appropriate for older children who need support with these concepts.

Arithmetic Invaders – Express:  Grade 3 Math Facts  Publisher: @Reks, Cost:  $1.99, Universal Arithmetic Invaders: Grade K Math Facts - @Reks

Covers all four operations at more advanced level than its prequels, however I have not personally used this app so can’t really comment.

Should be suitable for lower primary. Age-appropriate for older children who need support with these concepts.

Arithmetic Invaders – Express:  Grade K-2 Math Facts  Publisher: @Reks, Cost:  Free, Universal Arithmetic Invaders Express: Grade K-2 Math Facts - @Reks

Sampler of the above three activities and suitable from Prep to Year 3.  Age-appropriate for older children who need support with these concepts.

King of Math – Publisher: Oddrobo Games, Price: Free (full game unlock for 99 cents in-app purchase), Universal King of Maths - Oddrobo Software AB

Great game for all ages, but will particularly appeal to older students in high school. The idea is to practice Math skills while working through a medieval-themed story. Lots of fun.

Times Table Cloud Click Game – Publisher:  Lumpty Learning,  Cost:  Free, Universal Times table cloud click game - Lumpty Learning

Lovely game for practicing times table. You can select a table to practice (from 2 to 12) or have a mixed game. This App is suitable for all levels of primary school.

Happi 123 – A Maths Game for Kids by Happi Papi – Publisher:  Happi Papi, Cost: $1.99, iPad onlyHappi 123 HD - A Math Game for Kids by Happi Papi - Serendipity

Great App for helping with concepts of counting, basic addition and subtraction, number sequencing and number patterns.  Two different activities help children to learn and practice each concept.  The subtraction activity is particularly good.  Uses numbers 1 – 10. Reward tokens encourage children to keep practicing.
MathBlaster Hyperblast – Publisher: Knowledge Adventure, Price: $2.99 Universal. Math Blaster HyperBlast is also available for Android via the Amazon Store Math Blaster HyperBlast - Knowledge Adventure

Exciting drill and practice game with a space theme that covers each of the operations.  You can customise the game in terms of both game skill and Mathematics skill.  The App is suitable for children working at a junior primary level, but is age appropriate for older children working at this level.

School A to Z – Publisher: NSW Department of Education and Communities, Price:  Free, Universal. School A to Z - NSW Department of Education and Communities  Also available for Android if you follow the links on the School A to Z website.

In addition to some excellent reference materials and a great spelling game, this App has a multiplication game that allows children to practice their Multiplication tables.  It is age-appropriate for all primary levels.

Smart Pirate – First Adventure – Publisher:  Andrey Tanakov, Price:  Free, iPad only Smart Pirate. First adventure - Andrey Tanakov

This App has activities to reinforce addition and subtraction skills with four levels of difficulty.  It also includes activities reinforce colour recognition and matching analogue and digital times.  Children guide a pirate around an island by answering questions correctly.  Lots of fun and suitable from Prep to about year 3.

Fractions

Fractions – Smart Pirate, Publisher –  Virtualnye Prostranstva LLC, Cost $1.99, Universal Fractions. Smart Pirate - Virtualnye Prostranstva LLC

Four entertaining activities to help children work with fractions.  Covers basic fractions,addition, equivalence, comparison, with three levels of difficulty.

Suitable for all levels of primary school.

Time

MathTappers:  Clockmaster – Publisher HeavyLifters Network Ltd, Cost:  Free, Made for iPhone but works well on iPad. MathTappers: ClockMaster - a math game to help children learn to read clocks - HeavyLifters Network Ltd.

This App has been designed to help children practice telling the time on both digital and analogue clocks.  Individual student profiles can be kept, and the App is highly customisable with a variety of options including differing numbers on the analogue clock face, missing clock hands, and reading the time in words.  There is also a great deal of information to support parents and teachers in using the App and introducing concepts of time to their children.

The App is age-appropriate for primary to early high school.

Smart Pirate – First Adventure – Publisher:  Andrey Tanakov, Price:  Free, iPad only Smart Pirate. First adventure - Andrey Tanakov

One of the activities in this App involves matching analogue and digital clocks.  There are four levels of difficulty.  It also includes activities reinforce colour recognition and addition and subtraction.  Children guide a pirate around an island by answering questions correctly.  Lots of fun and suitable from Prep to about year 3.

Tell Time - Interactive elementary app to learn telling time - StudyPad, Inc.Tell Time – Publisher: StudyPad Inc, Price: $1.99, iPad only

Great app with 8 learning modules covering parts of the clock, telling time by hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, five-minute intervals, and minute, AM and PM, and elapsed time.  Each module has an animated lesson and a test.  All information is available in both computer speech and text, and is supported by the animations.  Progress reports can be sent to a nominated email address.  Prizes  (coins) are awarded for good performance, and these can be used to buy clothes to dress the monkey character.  Great motivation.  Particularly suitable for Prep to year 2, but will also support children up to Year 4 and is supportive of children with special needs.

Money

Jungle Coins  Publisher:  Andrew Short, Cost: $2.99, iPad only MathTappers: ClockMaster - a math game to help children learn to read clocks - HeavyLifters Network Ltd.

Localised currency (includes coins from 16 countries, with Canadian coins available as an in-app purchase) is used in this App.  There are several activities available to help children identify, match and add coins, show equivalent values, and show change.  Several languages are available, however not all use narration.  Progress is recorded but multiple user profiles are not available.

Shape

Mouse in a House – Publisher: Motile Media, Cost: $2.99, iPad only Mouse in a House - Motile Media

Very simple game where children find different shapes in Mouse’s House.  The activity takes the form of an interactive story with each page featuring a different room and a different shape to find, for example in the garden we might look for ovals while in the kitchen we would look for squares.  Lots of fun for young children.

Reference

Math Formulas – Publisher: OddRobo, Price: 99 cents, Universal Math Formulas - Reference Guide - Oddrobo Software AB

Very handy reference App that provides over 100 Math formulas. Illustrations and examples help to explain each concept. The interface is simple and quick, with formulas grouped into different Mathematical areas (e.g. Calculus, Algebra, Geometry etc.), a search tool, and an option to save favourite formulas. This App is a must-have for High School Mathematics students and teachers.

School A to Z – Publisher: NSW Department of Education and Communities, Universal, Free. School A to Z - NSW Department of Education and Communities  Also available for Android if you follow the links on the School A to Z website.

This versatile App has a lot to it, including an excellent reference for Mathematical terms.  You can search for specific terms, browse alphabetically, or browse by topic.  As well as definitions, there are examples and links to facts sheets, web pages and other resources.  The video resources that accompany some of the terms are particularly useful.

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