Friday, January 13, 2012

Cool Games on the iPad for Learning Maths

Maths is one of the most fundamental skills that any child needs to succeed at school and life in general. Make the learning less of a chore by implementing gaming elements into the learning process. Lots of kids chose to play these games even knowing that they are maths based. That says something about the concept on which these types of games have been developed. See if any might be suitable for your class or perhaps just for one or two struggling students.

Maths Evolve: FREE and $1.99 AU
Do you want your kids to have fun while they learn? Math Evolve is the best math game on the App Store for practicing multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. This revolutionary app provides a fun and engaging way for kids to improve their math fluency, number sense, and mental math skills. Math Evolve is for kids ages 6+, but is challenging and fun even for adults.

Operation Math: $4.49 AU
Dr. Odd is on a global quest to eliminate the world’s even numbers. And it’s your job to stop him, by seeking out his secret bases and making the world a safer place for math. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, the faster they work the further they’ll go in a game designed to take your novice mathematician from the pyramids of Egypt to a seat at the head of the class. This is a cool game with great graphics. and a scenario that will easily motivate.

Splash Maths: FREE BUT Beware - in app purchases.
Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. Covering over 200 math concepts and an endless supply of problems it is by far the most comprehensive workbook in the app store. All of the included problems are aligned with state standards for 3rd grade. 2 chapters are in this free version and rest all can be bought through in-app purchases. Emails parents work completed.

NineGaps: $0.99 AU
 NineGaps is a highly addictive and tricky puzzle game. The goal of the game is really simple. You have to use your wits to place numbers from 1 to 9 in the missing gaps, while matching the operations presented in the puzzle. It's just like sudoku, but different! FEATURES: simple and unique puzzle-based gameplay, cute graphics, 5 difficulty levels, unlimited brain burning puzzles

Bubbling Maths: $1.99 AU
Your child will love to do math tasks - because this is a game - complete with levels, goals, nice graphics and music. Your child can practice all the elementary math operations, and you, as a parent, can set what task to practice. Parents section - with detailed results - you will know how many tasks your child has finished and you can even view which tasks your child finished incorrectly

Motion Math: Hungry Fish: FREE BUT Beware - in app purchases.
Your fish is hungry for numbers. You can make delicious sums by pinching two numbers together – instant addition! Keep feeding your fish to win a level and unlock new colors and fins. The app is free to try, with In-App purchase for an addition level and two subtraction and negative levels. (Plus purchase anything and you'll get bonus fish colors and fins.)

Rocket Math: $0.99 AU
Math can be fun! Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Rocket Math! Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a medal or try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots. Hours of fun!

Alien Equation: $0.99 AU
Math proficiency is a skill that takes practice. People who are good have spent a lot of time doing it, the best one’s because they enjoy it. Alien Equation provides an environment for kids to experiment, instantly rewarding them for success, allowing math to be fun and fluid. Alien Equation is a great way for kids to build fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Numvaders: $1.99 AU
Numvaders, a series of time attack challenges that involve basic Math operations. The goal of the game is to answer as many mathematical questions as fast as you can. As your level progresses, the intensity of the pressure and the number of questions also increase. You may then get additional bonus lives to help you stay on the game. There are 10 worlds that needs to be unlocked as you level up

Factor Samurai: FREE 
Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables. Hard to get your head around initially it gets more addictive the more you play. You are the samurai whose duty it is to cut the numbers down to their prime factors. You will be thrown one number after the next, cut them up if they can be factored into smaller ones.  One, two, three, five, seven, and eleven are all examples of prime numbers. 15 is not.

MathGirl Garden: $1.99 AU
Number Garden makes every girl a MathGirl. A 4-year-old can tackle the first of 12 levels. For girls learning addition and multiplication, Number Garden fills in the steps too often missed in school. For adults it’s a challenging mental exercise. ” Number Garden wins Creative Child Magazine 2010 Award of Excellence. Not sure why or how this is just for girls (apart from the name) but it is a good app.

Lemonade Stand: $0.99 AU
Lemonade Stand is a simple tycoon style game. You need to juggle pricing, recipe, advertising, and amount of lemonade to make each day. You have 30 days to see how much money you can make, but keep an eye on the weather forecast - a thunderstorm blowing in could ruin an entire day but a heat wave could send your sales soaring!

Maths Ninja: FREE and $1.99
Use your math skills to defend your treehouse against a hungry tomato and his robotic army! Choose between ninja stars, smoke bombs, or ninja magic - and choose your upgrades wisely! Action-packed strategy in the castle defense genre! You'll have so much fun you won't even realize you're learning Math! Humorous story starring the hungry Tomato-San, who istrying to steal your math treasure!


  1. How about "100s Board" and "10s Frame" by ? Fantastic teacher created tools for playing with numbers!

  2. My son loves math ninja and rocket math, he is almost 2 grade levels ahead of his class in math now.


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