Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your kids’ brains from shrinking over the summer or if you’re in need of something year-round that can provide a quick brain workout when you have a few minutes to kill, this post is for you.
We all know that one of the best ways to encourage your kids to practice something is to make it fun! That’s why I created this list of some of the 11 best FREE Math Games and Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android that I’ve seen so far.
I encourage you to check out the apps below, and if you have other favorites, share them below in the comments! Also, don’t forget to view all of our very own educational mobile apps on k12.com.
Free Math Games for iPhone and iPad
Free Math Games for Android
These games are compatible with most Android phones and tablets. Please check the app stores for details regarding which devices are supported.
Train your brain with Math Maniac! The goal of Math Maniac is simple: In 10 seconds, combine numbers to equal the number in the left bottom corner.
Ad-supported, paid version available with extra features.
4.5/5 Stars / 45,185 Reviews
Are you smart enough to handle the request from magician? This is an addictive yet very challenging brain game.
I found Math Magic to be confusing at first; I couldn’t figure out how to clear the orbs. But, after getting the hang of it, I found myself hooked.
Reviewer Tip: Is it a good game once you figure out how it actually works. You need to match the color of the orb and the number which isn’t very clear in the instructions. I change my review once I found that out, the game becomes quite fun. [Link to source]
4.5/5 Stars / 1,962 Reviews
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention K12’s very own xGerms Counting game, as it’s one of the most popular apps we offer. Not to mention, the app is currently FREE through the Amazon App Store for Android. Coming soon to Google Play!
K12 xGerms Counting lets you practice counting up to 50 by capturing hoards of goofy germs. You’ll count by 1s and then by 10s, 5s, and 2s.
One of only a few educational math games I’ve found specifically targeted at pre-school age children, as most apps are made for children five and up.
Toddler Animal Numbers demonstrates the basic concept of counting to pre-school children, the names of the numbers from 1 to 10 and their order, the fact that each item can only be used once in counting and that the order they choose to count does not alter the result.
It’s a little simplistic, but that’s what you should expect from an app that only teaches you to count from 1 to 10. With the great animations and audio feedback, Toddler Animal Numbers is appropriate for ages 2-4.
4.5/5 Stars / 138 Reviews
Conect’Em is a great puzzle game that I actually enjoy playing myself! The goal is to strategically connect blobs together using only the number indicated for each blob.
Younger children may enjoy the early parts of the game, but as the game grows more complex in later levels, you’ll find that this game has the potential to give people of all ages a mental workout.
4.5/5 Stars / 41,748 Reviews