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Parents Secret Weapon: Learning disguised as Fun with These 10 Maths Apps

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Back in 2010 when Apple first released the iPad, there was no way you would let your children with their sticky fingers near the screen.  Now if they don’t have their own iPhone or tablet, they are hijacking yours, spending endless hours playing apps.

Parents and kids are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps.  It seems every brand in the kids entertainment industry has a collection of apps across the categories of entertainment, games, education and books.  Thankfully, you still have some control over the type of apps you download for your children and we are here to help you choose some of the most popular Maths apps. From the basic 1,2,3’s to algebra, here is our roundup of apps that can teach your kids all things math in an entertaining way.

Intro to Math by Montessorium
Ages: 5 and under

Intro to Math is a great app to learn the basic foundations of math.  Children will learn to read and write the numbers 0-9 through interactive challenges and actually enjoy it.

Source: http://www.montessorium.com/math/


Available from the iTunes store for $4.99.
Little Digits – Finger Counting by Cowly Owl
Ages: 5 and under

Kids will have so much fun playing Little Digits, and in the process they will learn to count and recognize number. The beginner app utilizes the user’s fingers to answer the basic addition and subtraction questions.

Source: http://www.cowlyowl.com/little-digits


Available from the iTunes store for $1.99.
Farm 123 – StoryToys JR by StoryToys Entertainment LImited
Ages: 5 and under

StoryToys was awarded Gold by Mom’s Choice in 2012 for the interactive pop-up book and game, Farm 123.  Kids will have a great time learning to count as they help Farmer Jo around the farm chasing animals, putting them in their pen and giving them a bath.

Source: http://storytoys.com/farm-123/

Available from the iTunes store for $2.99.

Moose Math by Duck Duck Moose
Ages: 5 and under

Through five engaging math activities, Moose Math will keep children stimulated while teaching counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and even the basics of measuring. The graphics are really sweet and the magical adventures will have kids mastering math in no time.

Source: http://www.duckduckmoose.com/educational-iphone-itouch-apps-for-kids/moose-math/

Available from the iTunes store for $1.99.


Monster Numbers by Antonio Munoz German
Ages: 6-8yrs

Children will go on an exciting adventure learning math with the Monster Numbers app which adapts to all skill levels. It’s easy to play, but challenging enough for various ages, ensuring kids are continually stimulated.


Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monster-numbers-math-adventure/id771387168?mt=8

Available from the iTunes store for $1.99.

Squeebles Times Tables 2 by KeyStageFun
Ages: 5-11yrs

From basic times tables to the more extreme, kids will be entertained while working through Squeebless Times Table six game modes. Throughout the challenges children will be rewarded for doing well with fun mini-games called “bubble-ball” and parents can view their child’s progress in the Parent’s Zone.


Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/squeebles-times-tables-2/id666245333?mt=8

Available from the iTunes store for $2.99.
Mystery Math Town by Artgig Apps
Ages: 6-12yrs

Artgig Apps have created an enchanting game requiring strategy and critical thinking to help a little ghost rescue the fireflies hidden in Mystery Math Town.


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Source: http://artgigapps.com/apps/mystery-math-town

Available from the iTunes store for $2.99.


Symmetry School by Spraoi School
Ages: 9- 11yrs

Symmetry School app made it on Guardian’s ’50 Best Apps for Kids from 2013 that Parents can Trust’ list. The brain-twisting game is captivating and encourages children to learn the basics of the mathematics of shapes and space.



Source: http://www.spraoischool.com/symmetry-school/

Available from the iTunes store for $2.99.
YodelOh Math Mountain by Spinlight Studio
Ages: 9-11yrs

YodelOh Math Mountain is a fun game aimed at teaching kids basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Better yet, the children will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice they are practicing their arithmetic skills!


Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yodeloh-math-mountain-learning/id634946225?mt=8

Available from the iTunes store for $2.99.
Teachley: Addimal Adventure by Teachley
Ages: 6-8yrs

Winner of Apple’s Design Award 2014 is the free app, Teachley: Addimal Adventure which teaches children strategies to master single-digit addition. Developed by former teachers, kids will be amused for hours playing the engaging games with the Addimal characters.
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Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teachley-addimal-adventure/id661286973?mt=8

Available from the iTunes store for Free.
Math will no longer be considered boring and your kids will no longer be left behind struggling to understand the subject with these fun and engaging apps.  If you have any other favourites to add to the list, let us know in the comments below!

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