If you’ve got a child entering grades 1-3 this year, you’re going to keep hearing about “math facts” from your child’s school and teacher. Nowadays kids are expected to memorize not only their times tables, but addition and subtraction combinations from 0 – 20 as well. Here are two apps to help with math fact memorization and speed.
Math Rush (4/5 stars, all ages, currently FREE) – From Amazon:
Race the clock to score as many points as you can solving math problems.
A fun way to practice basic math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Practice Math Facts
Compete against countdown clock
Try to beat your best score
Amazon reviewers say:
I’ve been using this app along with flash cards to help improve my 9YO multiplication facts. I like that the game is not intimidating and it lures my kid to want to answer quickly and correctly…Math Rush has different levels …shown in a list. Once you go through all the levels, you can check the list and see which levels you struggle with and go back to work on it to do better.
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Really happy with this App. One minute quiz on math facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. My 9 year old is actually willing to quiz herself 10 minutes at a time. Yay!
Math Rush 2 (4/5 stars, all ages, currently FREE) – This version has more customizable features, so it’s a good pick for older kids who are sophisticated enough to want a more full-featured app, but are still struggling to nail those pesky math facts. From Amazon:
This app takes Math Rush to a new level. You still get the fast-paced mini math quizzes that are fun and help you learn improve your skills. But we added a lot of new stuff for an even better experience:
Better layouts and use of space especially on tablets.
New game mode and scoring system:
1. Get the problem right on the first attempt for the highest score.
2. If you beat the clock, your extra time will give you a score bonus.
3. Score at least 1 star to unlock the next level.
Customize it! Now you have three themes to choose from. Open the preferences menu in the game to change it.