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Although I believe that many traditional video games can provide educational value, sometimes you want a little more than that from your games. These math apps for kids provide just the right balance between fun and education. Maybe instead of doing yet another worksheet, your kids can play one of these games instead!
Most games range in price from free to about $5 for the most complex games. All of these math apps for kids are available on Android systems, because that is what we have and use, but I think they are also all available on IOS.
10 Excellent Math Apps for Kids
These math apps for kids may be just what you need to transform your reluctant math students into raving calculation fans. And even if not, they will at least be using a bit more of their brain during game time.
DragonBox Algebra 5+
DragonBox Algebra 5+
teaches basic algebra and puzzle solving skills to children without them even realizing it. Although it is the most expensive game on the list (at around $6), it also provides some long-term critical thinking skills that are definitely worth the price tag. There is also a 12+ version for teens.
Smart Adventures Mission Math
In SMART Adventures Mission Math, a young astronaut must use math skills to successfully complete a space adventure quest. The game is story-driven, so even story lovers will enjoy playing this game.
Spies and math go together in Operation Math. This cute spy-themed game is a lot of fun for older kids. The game also has a multiplayer function for even more fun.
Medieval Math Battle
Medieval Math Battle is sort of like a math RPG. The little kid player uses math to fight challengers in a medieval setting.
Learning fractions and physics is more fun when you’re helping out a friendly mammoth! Use fraction, geometry, and physics skills to solve simple puzzles and help the trapped creatures in Slice Fractions.
Math Vs. Zombies
Monkey loves zombie games (Plants vs. Zombies is one of her favorites), so Math Vs Zombies is right up her alley. Use math to cure zombies. Double win.
Gozoa: The Key Quest
I love adventure games, and Gozoa – The Key Quest is tons of fun and full of adventurous action. Young players may not even realize they are learning while they are playing the game.
All children should learn fractions by cutting things into pieces. I believe it is a law. Slice It! game makes it safe.
Who doesn’t love a pirate-themed game? Math Ahoy! has charming graphics and teaches basic math facts along the way.
2Vars is a simple algebraic/puzzle solving game. Each puzzle requires the player to choose the right variables that balance the equation. Get three wrong in a row and the game is over.
What are your favorite math apps for kids?
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