Maths isn’t everyone’s favourite subject. The thing is, children enjoy it far more when they know what’s going on and understand the basic sums and concepts that they need to excel in the classroom.
For parents, helping with maths homework can be a nightmare. The syllabus changes all the time and unless you’ve been using maths each day in your job, there’s a good chance you’ll have forgotten algebra and other topics. Fortunately, there are scores of high-quality educational maths apps available on iPhones and Android smartphones – so you can give your kids some screen time that’ll actually benefit their learning.
Here’s our rundown of the 12 best maths apps for Australian kids.
Available across iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac, and Windows devices, DoodleMaths is a free, school-endorsed programme that helps children to learn in areas where they struggle. Its innovative approach will measure and adapt to your 4-to-14-year old’s ability and knowledge – tailoring itself to their learning needs as they answer questions.
With a connected counterpart app for parents, you can even measure your child’s progress and work with their teacher to improve their understanding of key topics.
Designed for kids aged between 5 and 11, the Komodo Math package is the ultimate in bespoke. A real maths teacher will personalise a learning plan especially for your child, who can then take a ‘little and often’ approach to topping up their maths skills.
Splash Math makes practice fun with interactive and entertaining content to help your child to get through some maths practice. Designed for children aged between 5 and 10, you can help your child to elevate their maths grades throughout the 1st to 5th grades.
If you’re looking for a desktop app, why not checkout IntoMath here.
From multiplication facts to fractions, geometry and even money maths, Splash Math will have your child eager to learn.
Vegetable Maths Masters
Vegetable Maths Masters is a fun (and best of all free) maths app that helps children to practice maths with the help of – you guessed it – vegetables.
Designed to improve mathematics skills and encourage healthy eating, there are levels for children aged between 3-4, 5-6 and 7+ – so there’s something for everyone.
With 21 individual interactive maths games, the Elephant Learning app has been designed to help children get more involved with maths. With a striking design and quirky sounds to keep children engaged, the maths itself can help kids of all ages and abilities since exercises focus on concepts rather than syllabus specific questions.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a colourful and engaging app that’s designed to help toddlers get to grips with basic maths concepts. From size and shape recognition through to simple counting, this app makes learning fun, and screen time productive.
If your child is struggling with fractions, this app will help them to come around to the idea. Jungle Fractions covers everything primary school kids need to know about fractions in a simple and engaging way.
Featuring stunning illustrations and with a strong emphasis on motivating your child to learn, it’s easy to lose hours to this app.
Let’s Do Mental Maths
This app does pretty much exactly as its name describes. Aimed at children aged between 6 and 11, Let’s Do Mental Maths will help children to develop their quick maths skills across key areas of the curriculum.
With a range of difficulties and the provision of progress reports, it’s easy to see why this is a winner amongst parents and children alike.
Let’s Do Mental Maths is available on iOS devices via the App Store. Please note that costs vary.
From the makers of the Jungle Fractions app, Jungle Coins helps young children to recognise Australian coins and is even suitable for older children who are working on their advanced counting.
With a range of currencies to help your child become accustomed to foreign money, this app makes learning fun and simple.
Squeebles Times Tables
At just over $5.00, Squeebles Times Tables is a real bargain. This app is made to help younger children to master their 1 to 12 times tables with the help of a lovable companion – Whizz.
With characters and trophies to collect, this learning app feels like a game and will keep your child entertained for hours.
Available on iOS devices, Mathmateer is a creative app that enables youngsters to convert correct maths answers into the parts needed for building a rocket ship. This is a great way to incentivise learning, and will help children to get to grips with a variety of topics including patters, telling the time, the basics of square roots, and fractions.
At $2.99 this app isn’t the cheapest, but we think it’s well worth the cost.
The Park Math app is cute and quirky in equal measure – helping young children to learn to count, add, subtract, and sort.
From apples falling from a tree to ordering sweet little dogs by size, this app is a pleasure to use and will help your child to take their first steps with maths.
Tutoring to help any child enjoy maths
Not all children get on well with maths, but through patience and understanding, we can help them to excel.
With maths tutors that specialise in primary school and high school maths, your child could benefit from the mentorship and confidence boost that Alchemy Tuition can provide.
For more information, or to book an initial session, visit our website.