Numbers are as much a part of our lives as water, air and sunlight. They are the unspoken language, the one thing cultures have in common across the world. Learning them is important. But it isn’t always easy to grasp new math concepts, and exercising them from a sheet or book, for children, can be unrewarding. With these top apps for iTouch/iPad and Android devices, recommended by teachers, stretching your mathematical mind can also be fun!
Check out these useful apps...
iTouch and iPad Apps
Math Tutor Lite
Practice basic math skills with this great Math app. Students can brush up on adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing in a cool interface appropriate for any age.
This app teaches fractions, decimals and percentages. Play several levels dragging objects onto a number line in sequential order. This app enforces number recognition and number order.
This skills drill app will help students practice basic math facts. Designed ages for under 12, it includes practices in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This application works like using flash cards, but on your smartphone interface.
This calculator app makes your iPod Touch serve double duties in the classroom. It has basic calculator functions like addition and subtraction, but also includes a scientific mode, a statistical mode, and a bit/integer mode.
Math Drills Lite
Solutions to math problems are solved and revealed using on-screen number-lines, multiplication tables and wooden block graphics. Fill in missing operation signs, or greater than and less than signs, and an on-screen graphic keeps track of the number of right and wrong answers.
Android Apps (available on Google Play)
Kids Numbers and Math
This is designed specifically for preschoolers who want to learn math. It teaches children about numbers and basic mathematical operations in a fun way using animal and object illustrations, and other signs they already recognize.
You can achieve mental sharpness with this app, which gives your brain a daily dose of mental exercises to work out your math skills. You can select which operations to practice, like adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Advanced levels are also included for fast learners.
Einstein Math Academy
This app is for all ages to learn and practice their math in a fun way. It has four different game modes to choose from, and a complex scoring system. Can you reach Einstein Academy’s “Genius” level or will they laugh you away?
This app has three games that you can play to refresh your mathematical skills. There is also the Number Breaker activity where you destroy digits, and the Balloon Solver solve the right answer and pop the balloon before time runs out.
A simple game to help you enhance your mathematical skill. To play, touch the right answer from the falling choices before it drops off the screen. It’s like Math-Tetris so you had better be fast!
If you know of an app, or have an app suggestion, please let us know in the comments. And check back again soon, we will also have suggestions for kids apps for Windows Phone.