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
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
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
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
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
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