PRE-K TO GRADE 1
Motion Math: Hungry Fish
Kids have a hungry fish to feed! Just add the bubbles together and give ’em to your guppy. With the right answers, the fish grows larger and kids can move up as many as 15 levels.
Designed in France, this app helps children grasp the association between quantities and numerals and even introduces decimals along with addition and subtraction.
L’Escapadou, $3. For iOS.
Children learn math concepts in a playground full of things to count. They’ll love “pushing” the rabbit in the “swing” as they count to 50.
Duck Duck Moose, $3. For iOS.
Featuring five different fun math activities, your child will practice counting, addition and subtraction all while completing tasks like making smoothies in the Moose Juice activity and sorting shapes and colors in the Lost & Found activity.
GRADES 2 TO 3
Motion Math Zoom
This app lets kids get a handle on abstract numbers through concrete objects — animals! They pinch and zoom their way through the number line.
Motion Math Games, free or $6 for upgrade. For iOS.
Math to the Rescue!
Facing a disaster, such as a flood, fire, or earthquake, you must program your boat or truck to rescue people using a math equation. You are rewarded with an animated routine when you make the save.
Tick Bait’s Universe
Use a cute dog, Tick Bait, to zoom in and out of space by powers of 10. From the backyard, you can shoot up to the Milky Way or shrink down to get a glimpse of microscopic bacteria.
You University Apps, $5. For iPad.
Four hand-drawn math puzzles cover everything from angles and fractions to algebra and coins.
Carstens Studios, $3. For iOS.
This game turns your iPad or iPhone into a fast-paced addition and multiplication math-facts machine. Your job? Touch numbers that add up to the Sushi Monster’s sum before time runs out. The better you do, the harder it gets.
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