Maths Learning Apps And Videos For Kids

Kids’ math learning apps make learning the subject straightforward and interesting. You can get one from these best math learning apps for kids if your child is struggling with mathematics.

By Aarthi Arun

Maths Learning Apps And Videos For Kids

Maths – some children love it, others hate it. There seems to be no middle ground. But good maths skills are a must for the future. So, it is better to encourage your child to develop a love for mathematics.

Thanks to the many innovative maths learning apps in the market, learning maths is no longer a dull and tough challenge anymore. Here's a list of some of the best maths learning apps and maths learning videos that you can download for your child to give him a fun mathematics learning experience. It's time to talk numbers.

Ages 6 to 9

1. Prodigy Math Game (Free for download)

Developer: SMARTeacher Inc.

Operating systems: Android, iOS

Millions of parents and teachers vouch for this interactive app.

This popular maths app can be customised to suit your child's maths skills and age. Your child can seamlessly gain maths skills while saving pets, fighting battles and going on quests in this super-fun app.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prodigygame.prodigy&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/prodigy-math-game/id950795722

2. Pet Bingo - by Duck Duck Moose (Free for download)

Developer: Duck Duck Moose, LLC

Operating systems: Android, iOS

Don't underestimate this pet-themed app, the pets are here to help your child learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Spanning across 4 grades, the app is sure to enable your child grasp maths concepts with ease.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.pb&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pet-bingo-by-duck-duck-moose/id726307725

3. Todo Maths (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: Enuma

Operating systems: Android, iOS

Geared towards younger elementary school children and kindergartners, this app is developed based on inputs from educational experts from reputed institutions like Stanford and Harvard. From simple calculations to logical reasoning, Todo Maths will teach your child age-appropriate maths skills.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.enuma.todomath

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/todo-maths/id666465255

4. DoodleMaths (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: EZ Education

Operating systems: Android, iOS

DoodleMaths can customise a unique learning program for your child with its specialised technology. If you get your child interested and subscribe to the app, you will see that homework is not as challenging as before. You can receive notifications, and keep track of your child's learning in this app. Your child can also connect and share his progress with his friends and classmates.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ezeducation.doodlemaths.ks2&hl=en

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/doodlemaths-primary-maths/id598196680

5. Maths Learner: Fun Brain Games (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: Nicolas Lehovetzki

Operating system: iOS

This app uses Japanese methodology to teach your child core mathematical concepts. Your child can start at the basic level, and advance to higher levels. With more than 500 exercises, there is enough practice for your child to hone his maths skills.

Download link:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/maths-champions-lite/id561572290

Ages 10 to 12

1. Mathspace (Free for download)

Developer: Mathspace

Operating systems: Android, iOS

Your child can select Maths curriculum from different countries like Australia, UK, US and Singapore to practise the subject. Suitable for grades 6 and above, your child can learn maths lessons and practise maths problems in this app. The maths learning app can also recognise your child's handwriting.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.mathspace&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mathspace-for-students/id1445097311

2. Math vs Zombies (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: TapToLearn

Operating systems: Android, iOS

This is a visually entertaining app that will get your preteen interested in learning maths. The world is taken over by zombies, and the onus is on your child to save the world with his maths skills. Multiplication and division cannot get any more exciting than this.

Download links:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/math-vs-zombies-math-games-grade-k-5/id470896560

3. iTooch Middle School (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: EduPad Inc.

Operating systems: iOS

iTooch is an all-in-one comprehensive app that can teach your child maths concepts from algebra, geometry, statistics and probability and data analysis. The perfectly planned lessons and workspace resembling a blackboard, along with the friendly iTooch mascot will entice your preteen.

Download link:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/itooch-middle-school/id521676063

4. PhotoMath (Free to download)

Developer: Photomath, Inc.

Operating systems: Android, iOS

This popular free app can be used offline, so your child can learn maths at any time from anywhere without any distractions. One of the best math teaching apps, your child can learn concepts from basic algebra to complex calculus. This educational app also features step-by-step explanations and interactive graphs.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microblink.photomath&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/photomath/id919087726

5. IXL (Free with in-app purchases)

Developer: IXL Learning

Operating systems: Android, iOS

This award-winning maths learning app can help your preteen learn maths skills with dynamic questions and interactive explanations. Your child can master the skills and earn virtual rewards that will motivate her to learn more.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ixl.ixlmath&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/ixl/id693689912

Ages 13 to 18

1. Maths Formulas Lite (Free for download)

Developer: NSC Co.

Operating systems: Android, iOS

Does your teen have trouble remembering maths formulas? Don't fret. Maths Formulas Lite has all the formulas – from the very basic to the advanced – to refresh your child's memory. Your teen can also share the formulas with his friends.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nsc.mathformulas.lite&hl=en

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/numbler/id569515022

2. Math 42 (Free for download)

Developer: Chegg, Inc.

Operating systems: Android, iOS

If you're looking for a maths tutor for your child, you don't have to. Math 42 is an intelligent and interactive maths teaching app that can teach your child complex calculations just the way a tutor does. Your child can use the app in training mode to develop her skills or in the test mode to identify her strengths and weaknesses.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.math42solutions&hl=en_CA

https://apps.apple.com/il/app/math-42/id664457128

3. Desmos Graphing Calculator (Free for download)

Developer: Desmos Inc

Operating systems: Android, iOS

This well-crafted maths learning app lets your child learn advanced mathematics concepts practically. The app includes graphing, tables, calculus, sliders, statistics and a scientific calculator. Your child can take maths anywhere with this offline app that requires no Internet connection.

Download links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.desmos.calculator&hl=en

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540

4. Complete Mathematics (Free for download)

Developer: Inducesmile.com

Operating system: Android

If you think your teen should have only one maths learning app, Complete Mathematics is what it would be. It is a comprehensive app that includes everything a high school student needs. Your teen will learn about Polynomial Functions, Venn Diagrams, Factorisation, Surds and more complex maths topics with this app.

Download link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chidi.elearning&hl=en_CA

5. Isosceles: Geometry Sketchpad (Free for download)

Developer: Base 12 Innovations

Operating system: iOS

This is an interactive drawing pad for your teen where she can draw shapes and derive equations. There are also many tutorials featured in the app. Your child can learn and practise important maths concepts with this high-tech, hands-on tool.

Download link:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/isosceles-geometry-sketchpad/id554492532

Maths learning videos

Your child can take advantage of the maths learning videos on YouTube to improve her understanding of maths concepts. Here are a few channels to help your child –

Ages 6 to 9

1. Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids

With interactive animation, the channel teaches children various concepts like basic arithmetic, telling the time, shapes and other skills necessary for the elementary school-aged children

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CommonCore4Kids

2. Math Antics

Catering to children of grades 3 to 8, this maths video channel can help your child brush up her maths knowledge and learn new concepts with Rob, the friendly host. In a simple and easy-to-understand language, along with interesting animation, he explains complex concepts.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/mathantics/featured

3. Khan Academy

Khan Academy needs no introduction. The non-profit educational institution has free content on various subjects including maths. Your child is in capable hands with Khan Academy's detailed instructional videos and fun practice lessons.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy/playlists

4. The Video Math Tutor

Jokes, tips, puzzles and brain games abound in this humorous channel.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/videomathtutor

Ages 9 to 12

1. MathTV

In this free channel, the instructors solve maths problem on the whiteboard similar to a classroom environment. Your child can watch the videos as many times to understand the concepts better.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MathTV/featured

2. Mathademics

Fractions, algebra and other maths concepts are explained clearly and concisely in this maths video channel.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Mathademics/featured

Ages 13 to 18

1. Simon Deacon

This channel is set to prepare your child for exams like the SAT and GCSC. Your child can learn maths at various levels and practise mock tests for the exams.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Brainframeable/playlists

2. Numberphile

Brady Haran, a former BBC journalist runs this popular YouTube channel which is supported by Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Math for America. This mathematics video channel explores a variety of topics and explains them in simple language for the average viewer.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile/featured

3. Vi Hart

The popular YouTuber calls herself Mathemusician. Vi Hart's maths videos are engaging, insightful and unconventional - she talks about doodling in maths class and finding Fibonacci numbers in pine cones. This channel will keep your child curious.

Download link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart

With these fun, practical apps and videos, your child would no longer think of maths as boring or complex. Encourage your child to try one of these and we assure you that your child will start looking at maths in a different light. Empower your child to have fun with numbers.

About the author:

Written by Aarthi Arun on 18 November 2019

Aarthi Arun is a writer from Chennai, who currently calls Toronto her home. Although she has donned many hats, from a photographer to a librarian to a software engineer, she has learnt the most in the role of a mother. With her 6-year-old son Kathir, she loves going on long walks, building LEGO blocks and reading adventurous stories.

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