Homework isn’t fun. Thankfully, apps and mobile have made it much more tolerable and even slightly entertaining. Here’s a list of apps that might help your kid get better at math… and have some fun in the meantime!
Incentives: Math Doodle
A simple math game with incentives: specify difficulty level and type of operation desired to practice (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, times table, or mixed mode), then start the game. Enough correct answers will be rewarded with a sticker to place on the chart, which could seem like small motivation, but it’s actually perfect for kids.
Marley’s Math Farm is an educational game for kids that helps them get familiar with numbers and math, that is, learning how to add and subtract. It has an original approach: all the questions are related to dollars so the kid will be using virtual coins and learning something that will be useful in his everyday life.
The gameplay works with rewards, so if they get their answers correct, they will be able to spend virtual coins on animal prizes and have fun with them. The game is especially addressed to people living in the US or using US dollars, otherwise it won’t be that useful. Of course, if you’re planning to travel there with your family, you can also have your kid practise with the app. Fortunately there’s an upcoming update that will allow to choose other currencies.
Kids Coloring and Math is a well-thought game for kids that allows them to practise their math skills while they have fun coloring beautiful drawings.
There are two game modes, one easier than the other. In the first one, each drawing item has a number, which corresponds to the color it should be painted: your kid only has to tap on the color that has the number and then on the items. If it’s wrong, it will be shown. The other mode, on the other hand, proposes a bit difficulty, the kid will need to solve a simple math problem and the result will be the color needed to paint that item.
Lola’s Alphabet Train is an educational application that helps kids get familiar with maths and easy calculations by playing games that have the numbers as the main characters.
There’s a tutorial for parents in which the game is explained in detail: first of all, numbers will appear and the kid will need to choose the correct one, secondly, they’ll need to solve puzzles with the number shape, choose the figure that has more or less shapes and other several questions. The games are really entertaining and addictive and the kid will definitely have fun while he learns the basic notions related to numbers.
ASTROMAT is a math game for children from 4 to 8 so they can start to practise with numbers.
Inside the game, the kid can practise addition and substraction and multiplication with visual aids (different kind of aliens that will help your kid) and in the end, you will get an analysis of the results: guesses, wrong answers and the score. After a concrete score, you will get prizes and you will get to advance through the levels once you’ve mastered the previous one.