Tools to Turn Your Kid into a Math and Science Pro

These terrific digital tools can make math and science come alive for even the most reluctant student. In addition to facts, figures, and formulas, these math and science apps, games, and sites help kids learn how to learn. You can help by encouraging kids to try and try again when faced with challenging concepts. Perseverance and resilience are character-building traits that kids can apply to any learning situation. Get more advice and media recommendations for helping kids learn at home

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Khan Academy Website Poster Image
Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.
URL: http://www.khanacademy.org
(2013)
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Motion Math App Poster Image
Great bundle of fun math games; parents see kids' progress.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Solar Family Planets Stars Games Solar System Kids App Poster Image
Cute characters and planet facts not out of this world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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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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Prodigy Math Game App Poster Image
Fantasy game helps kids become math wizards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island App Poster Image
Eco-friendly game makes kids masters of their own islands.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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The Digits: Fraction Blast App Poster Image
Fractions rock in interactive, rock-band-in-space appisode.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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The Magic School Bus: Oceans Game Poster Image
Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Math Blaster Online Game Poster Image
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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MathBoard App Poster Image
Useful practice tool customizable for range of levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2011)
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Meet the Insects: Forest Edition App Poster Image
Inspire backyard explorers with bug-tacular resource.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(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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NASA Kids' Club Website Poster Image
Clever games and activities teach kids about math and space.
URL: http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov
(2011)
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NRICH Website Poster Image
Fantastic math site engages kids through problem solving.
URL: http://nrich.maths.org
(2013)
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ExploreLearning Reflex Website Poster Image
Fun games, friendly guides help kids build math fluency.
URL: https://www.reflexmath.com
(2013)
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Classify It! App Poster Image
Great tool for building scientific classification skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Crafty Cut - Touch Press Games App Poster Image
Gorgeous shapes game offers intellectual play at its best.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Cyberchase Website Poster Image
Site based on PBS show is online learning at its best.
URL: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
(2011)
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Lifeboat to Mars Game Poster Image
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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Magic Store Math App Poster Image
Hands-on practice, not magic, makes this game effective.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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NASA's Space Place Website Poster Image
Site shows kids the fun in learning about science and tech.
URL: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov
(2011)
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Science360 for iPad App Poster Image
Amazing free app sparks imagination and learning.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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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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StudyJams! Website Poster Image
Lively math, science site caters to various learning styles.
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com
(2011)
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World of Goo App Poster Image
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
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Inventioneers Full Version App Poster Image
Excellent physics puzzler emphasizes engineering practices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Marble Math App Poster Image
Marble mazes make for fun math practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2013)
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Meet Science: Light and Sound App Poster Image
Brighten minds with mini-games and DIY experiments.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Monster Heart Medic App Poster Image
Fab medical sim promotes heart-healthy living.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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American Mensa Academy Game Poster Image
"Brain-training" mini-games cover math, reasoning, logic.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Arloon Solar System App Poster Image
Use augmented reality to explore a 3-D solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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CK-12 Website Poster Image
Quality, well-organized math and science lessons.
URL: http://www.ck12.org
(2013)
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DK The Human Body App App Poster Image
Gorgeous reference shows the wonders of human anatomy.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2011)
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Exploratorium Website Poster Image
Captivating site on everyday (and advanced) science topics.
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
(2011)
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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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Monster Physics App Poster Image
Colorful graphics, fun missions engage as kids experiment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Science Buddies Website Poster Image
A bevy of science projects tailored to your kid's interests.
URL: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
(2013)
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Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning App Poster Image
Zoom, rotate, and fold solid figures with elegant math tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth App Poster Image
Immersive astronaut sim combines space and life science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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Cell Command Game Poster Image
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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For Girls in Science Website Poster Image
Super, slightly static STEM info and inspiration for girls.
URL: http://forgirlsinscience.org
(2014)
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Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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Science News for Students Website Poster Image
Up-to-date STEM stories could inspire budding scientists.
URL: https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students
(2013)
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Spongelab Website Poster Image
Science community shows real promise despite tech glitches.
URL: http://www.spongelab.com
(2013)
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Storm Seekers Game Poster Image
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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DragonBox Algebra 12+ App Poster Image
Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2017)
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Mobile Observatory App Poster Image
Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2012)
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Science Bob Website Poster Image
Experiment-packed site with some seriously fun science info.
URL: http://www.sciencebob.com
(2011)
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Desmos Graphing Calculator App Poster Image
Advanced graphing calculator includes powerful features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2016)
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WatchKnow Website Poster Image
G-rated video site for kids teaches math, science, and more.
URL: http://watchknow.com
(2009)
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