Best math apps for kids under 7
Addictively simple! One even parents might get involved in. Similar to Tetris, questions are creeping down the screen and you have to choose the right answer out of two options. Every time you get one right, you slow down the blocks, but if you get one wrong, the blocks continue falling until it hits the bottom and the game ends. High scores are listed on the screen, and your kids can work towards beating their personal best.
There are three levels you can set – Children, Standard or Hardcore. Standard is the free app, and you have to pay a small one-off fee to unlock the other levels. The good thing is, there’s a mix of addition, subtraction and times tables, so you aren’t always focussed on the same thing.
– Age 5+
– Free with in-app purchases
A very straightforward and simple format yet very effective. Multiplications are posed to you on a blackboard with 4 possible answers. There’s a timer counting down so it is a speed game, but a good way to test your mental recall of your times tables. The aim is to try and beat your personal best.
– Age 6+
– Free (can pay one-off fee to remove ads)
A real class room feel to practice those sums. Your child can choose from addition, subtraction, times tables and division to put themselves to the test. There are two levels available in the free version – Easy or Medium. The questions posed get more challenging as they progress, but they earn nice achievements along the way to celebrate their mathematical success.