Homework Help Apps

When a kid needs some help with homework, internet search results can be totally overwhelming. And if there's advanced math in the mix, trying to help your kid can be a nightmare. Instead, these apps are targeted tools kids can use for reference, idea organization, and more. There are even tools that can help walk your kid through the steps to complete a math problem -- just watch out for straight-up cheating! With fun refreshers, catchy mnemonics, and math tutoring, this list can get your kid over that homework hump. And if staying organized and on track is a struggle, check out our time-management apps!

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Easy Spelling Aid + Translator & Dyslexia Support

age 5+

Easily converts speech to text, translates 30 languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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Number Line, by the Math Learning Center

age 5+

Visual tool to solve math equations best with background.

Devices: iPad (2017)
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Khan Academy

age 5+

Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.

URL: https://www.khanacademy.org (2013)
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MyScript Calculator

age 5+

Instantly solves handwritten math equations; watch cheating.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Flocabulary: Educational Hip-Hop for K-12

age 6+

Catchy hip-hop songs and fun videos for memorable learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Dyslexia Keyboard

age 7+

Assistive features make this writing tool worth every penny.

Devices: iPad (2016)
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iWordQ US

age 7+

Text editing, word prediction not cheap, but less than most.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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Oribi Writer

age 7+

Features help kids spell, write, and edit; pricey.

Devices: iPad (2017)
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SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

age 7+

Mind mapper organizes ideas into colorful notes & diagrams.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Snap&Read Universal

age 7+

Free tool converts text to speech, has digital voice.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Audubon Birds - A Field Guide to North American Birds

age 8+

Invaluable reference tool for North American bird-watchers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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Britannica Kids: Rainforests

age 8+

Interactive tool with games, videos, and lots of learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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Flashcards Deluxe

age 8+

Create custom flash cards with features; setup complicated.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Geo Walk - World Factbook 3D

age 8+

Brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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NSF Science Zone

age 8+

Amazing free app sparks imagination and learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Speechify - Text to Audiobook

age 8+

Solid text-to-speech converter may be pricey for some.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Star Walk - 5 Star Astronomy Guide

age 8+

In-depth, detailed, and beautiful astronomy app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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Dictionary.

age 9+

Comprehensive reference tool with games and customization.

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Quizizz: Play to Learn

age 9+

Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Arloon Geometry

age 10+

Shape up spatial skills with augmented reality tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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