Math has been the bane of a many young student’s life, but progress in technology, and education, and gamification has transformed the presentation of math so that it can be fun, exciting, and educational all at the same time. In this article, we are going to look at three of the top apps for teaching and reinforcing elementary-level mathematics concepts to children. All apps are available on both Android and iOS devices. Let’s take a look at them.
iTooch by EduPad Inc. offers math apps for grades 1st through 6th, with a different app for each grade level. This highly rated learning tool is available for both Android and iOS systems. Each app covers grade specific material in math in a fun and entertaining way, and includes a speech synthesis option for students that have learning disabilities. It also has lesson summaries for each topic to help reinforce that your child has learned, and an adjustable font size to make things easy to read and follow. It is free to download, but requires payment to access the full library of math problems and concepts.
Another highly rated math app for elementary school students is Matific by Slate Science. Its objective is to help your child develop practical math problem solution skills through a fun, interactive gaming experience. It has literally hundreds of activities and worksheets for your child to try, so there is no end to how much they can practice their skills. This award winning app presents math problems in the form of entertaining games and was developed by experts in the field of math education for elementary school children. Matific app is available for both iOS and Android devices and is completely free, with no hidden costs whatsoever.
Math Planet is an award winning app from PlayPower Labs LLC that focuses on key math concepts for grades 1 through 8. It offers adaptive learning pathways for different types of students, including grades 1 – 5 and middle school. It has over 100 games levels, offering your child an entertaining yet rigorous and thorough experience in basic math skills. It has been designed to focus on the most important math concepts at each grade level, and even adults have found it fun and useful. It was designed by education experts at Carnegie Mellon, and has been thoroughly tested to establish that it truly works. It is free to download for both iOS and Android devices, but you will need to pay extra for each grade level.
Math no longer has to be dry and boring. By downloading some of the outstanding mathematical apps for elementary school grade levels, you can not only reinforce what your child is learning in their math coursework but help them to see math as something that is fun to do. These three apps – iTooch, Matific, and Math Planet – all use games as a way to help your child learn and practice the most important math skills for their grade level.
Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.