20+ Best Educational Math Learning Apps for Kids

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

123 Numbers (free)

  • One to One Correspondence (Counting) Practice
  • Number Tracing
  • Identifying Numbers
  • Ordering Numbers

iOS | Android | Amazon

Teach Your Monster Number Skills ($)

  • Identify and Match Numbers
  • Order Numbers
  • Basic Addition Readiness
  • Guided Practice - carefully order of learning with some choices

iOS | Android | Amazon

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and More Calculations

Skip Counting by Fact Foundry ($)

  • Learn skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Skip counting forwards and backwards
  • Mark numbers on a hundreds chart
  • Listing skip count numbers in sequence
  • Tell the next skip count number
  • Better for practice than for learning

iOS | Android

Math Kids: Math Games for Kids (free)

  • Counting
  • Comparing Numbers Using >, <, +
  • Single Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Double Digit Addition and Subtraction

iOS | Android | Amazon

Want one place where you can find these apps (and much more - over 150 math topics) organized for you? Check out Homeschool Family Math!

Exponents and Powers (free with ads or $ to remove ads)

  • Practice squaring numbers
  • Practice finding square roots
  • Practice cubing numbers
  • Practice finding cube roots
  • Better for practice than learning

iOS | Android

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

Android

MATH Domain Development Apps (free with ads)

Roman Numerals and Numbers (free with ads or $ to remove ads)

  • Practice identifying the value of Roman Numerals
  • Better for practice than learning

iOS | Android

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

iOS | Android

Slice Fractions (free)

  • Identifying equivalent fraction models
  • Identifying numeric representation of fractions
  • Matching fractional parts
  • Comparing fractions
  • Problem solving with fractions
  • Adding fractions
  • Fun physics-based games
  • Better for practice than for learning

iOS | Android

Slice Fractions 2 ($)

  • Dividing shapes into equal parts
  • Understanding fractions through symbols
  • Reading fractions
  • Multiplication
  • Finding common denominators
  • Manipulate big fractions
  • More learning content than the original Slice Fractions but still a better practice tool than initial learning

iOS | Android

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

Android

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

Android

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

Android

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

iOS | Android | Amazon

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

iOS | Android

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)

iOS | Android | 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)

iOS | Android | Amazon

Want one place where you can find apps, books, games (and much more - over 150 math topics) organized for you? Check out Homeschool Family Math!

What did I miss? What are some of your favorite math apps? What would you like to see added to this list?

Hello!

Lynna Sutherland is a homeschool mother of eight always-homeschooled kiddos ranging in age from high school to kindergarten. She loves to encourage parents in the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling and offer creative ways to manage a large family and a multi-age homeschool!

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