Are you looking for ways to encourage your kids to improve their math skills? There are some kids out there who love math, like Logan. Math is his favorite subject and he loves learning his multiplication tables and doing math puzzles. Then there are other kids who don’t enjoy it as much, like Kora. She is good at math but doesn’t find it as exciting as Logan. That’s why I’ve done a lot of searching for some of the best and most fun math apps for kids.
These apps are interactive, exciting, creative, and so much fun that both Kora & Logan are asking if they can play them all the time. With the math skills they are learning in these apps I’m happy to let them and to share them with you.
Motion Math Cupcake
In Motion Math Cupcake kids run a cupcake bakery and delivery business where they create cupcakes, name them, and sell them. They decide who to buy ingredients from (who has the best prices) and how they want to make, sell, and price cupcakes to meet customer demands (customers have different preferences). They learn how to total the customers sales (they ask for cupcakes using addition, multiplication, and word problems), how to use coordinates when they make their deliveries, and how to grow their business (saving up to buy signs and other bakery upgrades).
Motion Math Pizza
Motion Math Pizza is by the same group and it is similar to Cupcake but it is a pizzeria and there is no delivery service. Just like in Cupcake, kids make and name their own pizzas and sell them. Along the way they learn economics, vendor analysis (who has the best prices for ingredients), inventory management (how to keep their in demand ingredients in stock), pricing (what price makes a profit but still sells), and working the cash register (using addition and multiplication to total customers orders).
Mystery Math Town
In Mystery Math Town all of the fireflies in town have been caught and put into jars. Kids travel around the town completing math problems to unlock rooms and passages freeing the fireflies along the way. They also collect coins to earn talking portraits. You can create multiple accounts on this app, kids can easily personalize their avatars, and parents can set customizable math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and varied number representation for each player. This app also encourages kids to develop math though by building equations, not just tapping answers.
In Tower Math, numbers have been turned into monsters by an evil wizard. As kids solve math problems they build towers with magic powers that can free the numbers. They can also use math to earn special skills like a Freeze Ray and Magic Rain. There is even a notepad in the app that kids can pull up to write on to help them solve the problems (great for long division etc.). Kids can earn bronze, silver, and gold medals for each level. Multiple player profiles can be created on this app as well.
Motion Math Wings
Yep, I’m recommending yet another Motion Math app – this group really knows how to make math apps that are educational and so much fun! In Motion Math Wings, kids help a bird fly across islands and build a nest. Kids tilt their devices to get the bird to solve multiplication problems by flying into the bigger numbers. The problems are shown in six different forms which makes the game friendly for all skill levels. Along the way kids will win feathers to customize their bird and twigs for its nest.
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