Summer is a great time to continue working on your math facts to stay sharp for the school year. Try these top picks for KinderTown’s math fact practice.
Montessori Math Challenge, calculate faster! (iOS, Android)
This app includes different kinds of math games to practice math facts including multiple choice, find the missing digit, open answer and the bubble game in which you find the answer in floating bubbles. All four operations are available in the full game for $1.99, but only the addition is accessible from the free version. The default setting uses all four modes so parents can customize their child’s needs from the settings menu. There is a helpful scribble area if your child needs to use it for computation. KinderTown also likes the multiplayer option within the app which allows up to 4 children to play from the same parent or teacher account. The app indicates whose turn it is and displays everyone’s score after 5 operations. This app provides an engaging experience to practice math facts.
Math Bingo (iOS, Android)
Math Bingo is a fun way to practice math facts. Children choose a character, identify if they want to work on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing or a mix of all four, tap on easy, medium or hard, and then set to work filling a bingo board with bugs as they solve math problems. Children love to earn a bug to keep in their bingo bug collection and playing with the bugs as a reward after they have correctly answered the math fact problems. Play against friends, parents, and siblings to see who can receive and keep a high score on the board. The app is $2.99 and available for iPhone and iPad.
Quick Math works to improve basic math fact fluency by offering the additional challenges of speed and accuracy. Students can select the operation they want to practice or choose the mixed operation mode. When math facts are presented, students write their answer anywhere on the screen with their finger or stylus. The app automatically adjusts to students’ levels and increases the difficulty of the facts as they progress. Students are encouraged to beat their scores from past sessions. Quick Math allows for multiple users, so siblings, friends, or classmates can use the app together. Instructors can track student progress and see how much time has been spent using it. The app is $1.99 and appropriate for students ages 6-12.