Summer is the perfectÂ time to learn and practice multiplication facts. We have created a list of our 10 favorite multiplication apps that are more interactive and engagingÂ than traditional drill-and-kill flashcards. Each of these apps have been trialed by elementary students and reviewed by teachers.
If you want to ensure your child stays within a math app for a specific period of time, check out our YouTube video on how to use the iOS guided access feature. But, don’tÂ be surprised whenÂ your child begs for more time math app time. These apps are fun!
Sushi Monster (iOS – Free)
Sushi Monster is a clever and challenging addition, subtraction and multiplication practice app that aligns with 1st â€“ 3rd grade mathÂ standards. Students practice the skills by feeding the monsters numbered plates of sushi, creating a number sentence to reach the monsterâ€™s requested number. If the answers are correct, the students earn points, stars and trophies. If the numbers are wrong, the monster throws a temper tantrum. The monstersâ€™ antics are silly and the music is fun so children enjoy playing it.
Mystery Math Town (iOS – $3.99)
Mystery Math Town is a mysteriously fun app for 1st through 6th grade students that aligns with math curriculum standards. The storyline and characters engage students and give them a purpose â€” to save the fireflies. In the math problems, students see the solution and must create the problem themselves, adding a level of challenge.Â Solving math problems fits right into the mystery storyline and really draws learners in.
Marble Math LiteÂ (iOS -Â Free, Android – Free)
Marble Math Lite is an engaging way for elementary students to practice times tables. Earn new marbles and collect bonuses while practicing multiplication in pursuit of a high score. Marble Math Multiplication gives you the option to Replay the question or Show the correct answer, before moving on to the next problem.Â Parents and teachers can customize gameplay to concentrate on specific times tables from 1 to 12.
Math Vs Zombies – Math Games Grade K – 5 (iOS – $4.99, Android – Free)
Math Vs. Zombies is an arcade-like game where users can practice math skills from basic operations through multi-digit multiplication and division. The concept is original, creative and fun. Users are tasked with fighting off an invasion of cartoon zombies through solving simple math equations. Users have to think fast as the zombie approaches with an equation above their head. If the learner puts the correct answer in, it â€œzapsâ€ a zombie, transforming it back to a regular child.
Motion Math: WingsÂ (iOS – Free)
Motion Math: Wings is an app designed to help students build multiplication skills. The appÂ shows multiplication in six different visual forms: rows of dots, clusters of dots, â€œgroups ofâ€ dots, a grid, a labeled grid, and symbols. Motion Math: Wings is great for students in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade in the early stages of learning multiplication or to help later in elementary years as a study tool.Â Wings is also great for kids with developmental disabilities, including dyscalculia because of its visual features. It also has the kinesthetic component, as they need to hold the mobile device to direct the bird to the correct answer.
Motion Math: PizzaÂ (iOS -Â $4.99)
Motion Math: Pizza! is a math app that addresses basic money and economic concepts as well as many math curriculum standards targeting addition, multiplication, proportions, multi-step word problems and interpreting data. This app is great for general education students, as well as those who struggle with basic math concepts. Providing challenging math problems in a real world setting Motion Math: Pizza! plays more like a game than an educational app.
Todo Number Matrix (iOS – $1.99)
Todo Number Matrix is a fun and engaging math app for practicing math skills such as number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The app includes games using matrices for practicing these skills. The matrices also provide practice of visual perceptual skills such as visual discrimination and spatial skills. These visual perceptual skills are important for reading and other academic skills as well as math.Â The developer, Locomotive Labs, prides itself in creating apps with features that make their games playable for students with working memory or visual processing issues, language delays or have under-developed fine motor skills.
Mathmateerâ„¢Â (iOS – $.99)
Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Mathmateer.Â Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas. Students earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat their high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.
Math Bingo is a fun game appÂ to practice multiplication facts. If five multiplication equations are marked correctly in a line the learner earns â€œbingoâ€. Equations appear at the top of the screen and visual feedback at the bottom. The challenge level makes this app appropriate for users from kindergarten to middle school. Players can create a profile with a unique name and cartoon avatar and the will save number of games played, total number of high scores achieved and total number of Bingo Bugs collected.
Squeebles Times Tables 2 (iOS -Â $3.99, Android – $3.99, Kindle Fire – $3.99)
Learners practice times tables in the most fun and interactive way possible with Squeebles Times Tables 2 whileÂ helping Whizz rescue the Squeebles from the clutches of the nasty Maths Monster. They earn a multitude of rewards and turns on a great mini-game by doing well on their times tables. Difficulty level can be adjusted for multiple players. Teachers and parents appreciate being able to view player progress. This is a great app for teaching and practicing multiplication.