7 Great Apps For Math: A Grade-by-Grade Guide

Scholastic Parents tech expert Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., editor of Children's Technology Review, picks the best numbers apps for kids.

By Warren Buckleitner, PhD



7 Great Apps For Math: A Grade-by-Grade Guide

Did you know, letting your child use your smart phone or tablet can actually be beneficial. Boosting important skills in math, literacy, and science can be turned into a fun (and effective) game all with the help of apps. Check out seven of our favorite math apps below and give them a try with your little learner. 


Montessori Numbers

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.

Park Math

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.

Moose Math

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.

Duck Duck Moose, $2. For iOS and Android.


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. 

Blue Bear, $2. For iOS.


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.

Math Doodles

Four hand-drawn math puzzles cover everything from angles and fractions to algebra and coins. 

Carstens Studios, $3. For iOS.

Sushi Monster

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. 

Scholastic, free. For iOSAndroid.

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