We hear frequently about the dangers of screen time. But there are also some pretty amazing benefits to screen time. One of my favorites is that it provides and simple, inexpensive (sometimes free!) way for kids to engage and practice math skills on their own.

Here are some excellent math learning apps for a wide range of math skills from early math readiness through pre-algebra!

Note: *There are many math apps that cover a wide range of math skills (i.e. Third Grade Math or Preschool Math). For this post, I focused on apps that teach or practice one particular set of math skills. I only have access to Android and (Amazon) Kindle Fire devices. Any iOS apps linked were tested on Android.*

## Beginning Math and Counting

## Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and More Calculations

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**Math Games: Math for Kids** (free)

- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division (single and multi-digit)
- Fractions: Add, Subtract, Compare
- Decimals: Add, Subtract, Multiply
- Square Roots and Exponents
- Equations

**MATH Domain Development Apps** (free with ads)

- Basic flash card and timed practice apps
- Addition Memorizer Android | Amazon
- Subtraction Memorizer Android | Amazon
- Multiplication Memorizer Android | Amazon
- Division Memorizer Android | Amazon
- Big Addition: Long Addition Android | Amazon
- Big Subtraction: Long Subtraction Android | Amazon
- Big Division: Long Division Android | Amazon

## Fractions

**Fraction Challenge Math Games**

- Represent pictures as fractions
- Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
- Find equivalent fractions
- Simplify fractions
- Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
- Multiply and divide fractions
- Play against the clock or another player
- Better for practice than for learning

## Money, Time, Calendar and More

**Money Kids Count Real Money** (free)

- Very basic app - add coins or bills to your purse to equal the value of the item you want to buy
- Warning: After a correct answer, players are given the option to "Buy in the store" which takes them directly to an ecommerce shop. App probably best for use with parent

**Learn Months and Days** (free)

- Very basic app - reads and spells names of the days and months
- Practice quiz involves completing missing letters in the name of the day or month
- No practice ordering days or months

**Learning Months** (free)

- Reads and spells names of the months
- Spell the month names
- Choose the right number for the month
- Fill in the missing month
- Tell how many days in each month
- Not much context about the months - better for practice than learning

**Telling Time Academy** (free/$)

- Two basic mini-games for free, $ to unlock the rest
- Set the time on a clock
- Pick the analog clock that shows the time
- Stop the clock at the right time
- Tell the time on the analog clock
- Clock puzzle (putting numbers in accurate places)
- Matching analog to digital and digital to analog
- Better for younger students

**Human Heroes Einstein's Clock** (free)

- Instruction, guided practice, independent practice
- O'clock time
- Half-past, quarter-past, quarter-to
- Time to 5 minutes
- Minutes past, minutes to
- AM and PM
- Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night, Midnight, Noon
- 24 Hour Time
- Clocks with Roman numerals and no numbers
- Better for upper elementary

## Geometry

**Kahoot! Geometry by DragonBox** (free trial, then $$ subscription)

- Amazing interface and intuitive interactive learning
- Covers almost every basic geometry topic through gameplay: types of triangles, properties of trapezoids, rhombi, rectangles, squares, right angles, parallel lines
- An older kid could beat this game in a couple of days (before the free trial expires) and get a great taste for and understanding of geometry concepts
- On Amazon 1-time purchase for app (called "Dragonbox Geometry" on Amazon)

## Equations

**Kahoot! Algebra by Dragon Box** (free trial, then $$ subscription)

- Amazing interface and intuitive interactive learning
- Covers almost every basic algebraic topic through gameplay: getting the variable alone on one side, canceling out opposite operations, canceling between the numerator and denominator of a fraction, etc.
- An older kid could beat this game in a couple of days (before the free trial expires) and get a great taste for and understanding of algebra concepts
- On Amazon 1-time purchase for app (called "Dragonbox Algebra 5+" on Amazon)