Math is one of the subjects that students struggle most with at all levels. Studies have shown that an aptitude for math isn’t something you are born with; it’s something you acquire through practice. This is good news for students who think they are ‘bad at math’ because it means that practice really does make perfect. If your student is having some trouble getting in the math practice they need, you can help by finding ways to make math fun.
There are many math apps which suit different grades so that your student can have fun while learning. Of course using an app will only augment their math practice, it won’t solve bigger, underlying problems if the basic building blocks of their math knowledge are not in place. If this is the case, consider a tutor as a great way to help them to catch up.
Here are some math apps that kids of all ages will enjoy:
Park Math HD: This app helps students in the first grade with recognizing patterns, addition, subtraction, comparisons, counting and sorting and categorizing. This is a great app for students in kindergarten and first grade. You can download the app for free here.
Manic Math: Inspired by tetris, Manic Math is suitable for students of all ages and requires quick calculations in order to solve the problems. This is a great way to develop mental arithmetic, memory and concentration. Other skills tested are performance graphs and statistics, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and each of these operations can be activated/deactivated for each user. Download it here.
Math Evolve: This app won the best educational app award for 2011. Users can choose the math operations they want to practice as well as the level of difficulty. Practice math with arcade-style gameplay. You can download it here.
5Th Grade Math Splash: This combines all elements of the 5th grade common core math program including integers, algebra, decimals, geometry, division, fraction, and multiplication tables with flash cards. You can download it for free here.
Math vs. Zombies: This app develops counting, multiplying, timetables, number bonds and calculation skills for students grades K-5. It’s really fun and interactive and will have your students actually enjoying math. Download it here.
Chicken Coop fractions: Fractions are no match for this app! This is a great way to get your high school students more comfortable with fractions while developing memory and concentration skills. You can download it here for free.
Dragon Box Algebra: This is a great app for high school students who are struggling with algebra. There are multiple levels and difficulties, so you can select the level that suits them best. You can download it here.