19 Apps and Sites for Kids Who Hate Math

Worksheets. Problems on the board. Showing your work. Some common math problems don't even involve numbers -- just frustration. Though many classrooms are trying new, exciting approaches to mathematical thinking and arithmetic, it still doesn't compute for some kids. Thankfully, there are some truly fun tech tools that can bolster kids' skills as they play a game. Since the best apps offer experiences that can only exist on-screen, some on this list let kids apply math concepts in fantastical settings or to real-world problems. Others give kids a new way to see numbers and how they relate to each other. Sometimes kids just need outside help, and there's an app for that, too. Choose an app that works for your kid's age and skill level, and watch the success multiply.

Browse 19 Apps and Sites for Kids Who Hate Math

Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Daily problem can help kids make math a habit.
URL: http://bedtimemath.org/
(2012)
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Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game App Poster Image
Wild recipes add up to math fun, with hybrid toys or not.
Devices: iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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DragonBox Algebra 5+ App Poster Image
Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2012)
(2016)
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Twelve a Dozen App Poster Image
Heroine saves the day with math in lovely, fun platformer.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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DragonBox Big Numbers App Poster Image
Clever math resource-management game requires some patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Jump! A Game of Numbers App Poster Image
Save the Snortles! Learn multiplication along the way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Odd Squad: Blob Chase App Poster Image
Capture blobs and problem-solve in fun, leveled games.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Prodigy Math Game App Poster Image
Fantasy game helps kids become math wizards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Montessori Math: Multiplication App Poster Image
Well-rounded app helps kids master multiplication.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Mystery Math Town App Poster Image
Great math practice with fun story, entertaining characters.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Motion Math: Cupcake! App Poster Image
Sweet bakery sim serves up adaptive learning, lots of fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Slice Fractions App Poster Image
Super fun slicing app presents key concepts in engaging way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Wuzzit Trouble App Poster Image
Fun, engaging gear puzzler boosts problem-solving skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Math Snacks Website Poster Image
Bite-size but meaty collection of entertaining math games.
URL: http://www.mathsnacks.com/
(2013)
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Mathemagics -- Mental Math Tricks App Poster Image
Terrific tool for learning speedy math tricks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Sector 33 App Poster Image
Challenging NASA game tests math, problem-solving skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Get the Math Website Poster Image
Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
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Math 42 App Poster Image
Incredible step-by-step solving and quizzing tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2016)
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Yup - homework help with Math & Chemistry Tutors App Poster Image
Live tutors to help tweens and teens with math and science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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