Teen Math Apps

For the most part, teens are beyond basic math drills and into more abstract concepts and operations. And at some point, it gets harder for many parents to help with math homework -- and harder for some teens to accept parental help at all. If your teen sometimes needs algebra assistance or geometry gems of wisdom, these apps might offer the boost they need. You can also check out some apps that offer tutoring help from professionals to take potential conflict out of the equation. Since several can offer up answers, it's a good idea for parents to monitor to make sure the app isn't doing all the work.

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Kahoot! Algebra 2 by DragonBox

age 12+

Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2021)
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6284 Calc

age 13+

Helpful for quick math answers; carries risk of cheating.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Algebra Touch

age 13+

Rearrange, solve polynomials for procedural understanding.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows app (2015)
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Desmos Graphing Calculator

age 13+

Advanced graphing calculator includes powerful features.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2016)
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Incredible Numbers by Professor Ian Stewart

age 13+

Beautiful exploration of math beyond classroom; dense text.

Devices: iPad (2015)
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Math 42

age 13+

Incredible step-by-step solving and quizzing tool.

Devices: Android (2016)
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Mathway

age 13+

Subscription tool gives solutions with steps; kids can copy.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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Socratic by Google

age 13+

Instant homework help with resources; watch for cheating.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Yup - Math Tutoring App

age 13+

Live tutors give in-depth help to tweens and teens.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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