As part of our monthly education technology and gamification resource sharing series, we will be sharing a list of super cool Apps to help your kids learn mathematics – a very important subject critical to the sustainable growth of our dear country Nigeria.

These Apps provide learners with a number of engaging and challenging games to help them develop their basic mathematics skills. Some of these games also have their web version so kids can play them either on iPad, tablets or on their computers.

Please make out the time and download these apps for your kids. Unlike the normal school routine, kids can learn through play hence the beauty of gamification.

You can choose to download some or all the applications depending on your wards age group and capability. Also feel free to send your feedback to us or ask any other questions. Have fun. Let’s Learn Nigeria.

  1. Let’s Do the Math (Ages 6 and up; Free; Android)lets-do-mathsLet’s do the Maths is highly engaging app that provide the necessary foundation for elementary schools. It features both numerical activities that test learners of their understanding of the basic mathematics operators (addition and subtraction) and also word problems. This app keeps kids busy for hours with 15 different types of exercises in three categories and 50 word problems that focus on addition and subtraction. The app can be used either as flash cards or as a series of puzzles to teach basic concepts of mathematics.
  2. Thinking Blocks Multiplication (Ages 7 and up; Free, iOS)thinking-blocksUse number blocks to solve multiplication word problems, a strategy supported by Common Core standards. This app introduces kids to six problem solving models, which helps them organize information and visualize number relationships.
  3. Sushi Monster (Ages 2 to 8; Free, iOS)sushi-monsterScholastic’s app offers children multiplication and addition problems. They’ll have to reach a target number by picking the correct factors and add ends listed on different pieces of sushi.
  4. Preschool Math Games for Kids (Ages 2 to 8; Free, Android)preschool-math-games-for-kidsYoung kids will get experience counting, tracing and reading numbers in a fun, interactive way. And don’t let the name fool you! This app also features math exercises (addition, subtraction, sequence patterns, and more) for elementary schoolers—up to the 3rd grade level.
  5. Kids Math (Ages 3 to 5; Free; Android)kids-mathThe main task here is to pass all eight levels within a certain time frame by answering 10 math questions at each level (including ones about fractions and greater than/smaller than numbers.).

    Each question allows 30 seconds of answering time; for correct answers, players are rewarded with an additional four seconds. The app features a dynamically generated questioning system which means learners will get a new set of questions every time they play.

  6. Math Training for Kids (Ages 3 and up; Free; Android) math-training-for-kidsThree difficulty levels and the four basic concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) in this simple app that teaches solid math fundamentals will help your child become more skilled.
  7. Math Flash Cards (Ages 5 and up; Free; iOS) math-flash-cardsA traditional skill-and-drill app (yes, the asterisk is part of the title), Math Flash Cards * helps children practice their multiplication table by customizing the number and difficulty level of each question. This app has a simple interface that makes it easy for kids to play.
  8. Math Monsters – Bingo (Ages 5 and up; Free; iOS)maths-monsterThis app is certainly one of favourite. It allows students to practice all basic mathematics operations i.e addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in a cool gamified way. They’ll solve each problem and then find the answer on the bingo board. Players need to be strategic if they want to win the game.
  9. 10monkeys Multiplication (Ages 5 and up; Free; Android)10monkeys-multiplicationNaturally kids connect easily with pictures particularly dynamic pictures in form of animations. This app gives children the opportunity to practice multiplication facts within an animated context. The goal is to help monkeys trapped in a tree escape by correctly answering a set of questions. This app is broken down into different multiplication table and includes a reference chart to review facts.
  10. Math Vs Zombies (Ages 3 and up; Free; Android) math-vs-zombiesThis silly app asks children to add, subtract, multiply or divide single- and two-digit numbers. Students need to answer each question correctly in order to zap the zombies back into humans.

Compiled by Musa Azi

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