Try These 11 Awesome FREE Math Games for iPhone and Android
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
Math Motion Zoom
Motion Math Zoom’s zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers, and it’s up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. The game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.
4/5 Stars / 466 Ratings
K12 Algebra I Study & Review (Lite)
Primarily designed for students age 13 and up, K12 Algebra I Study & Review (Lite) is a great way to practice Algebra on the go.
The app K12 Algebra I Study & Review includes diagnostic tests for identifying what you need to practice: quick study guides and reference sections for reviewing definitions, formulas, and procedures and practice questions for trying out your skills and seeing worked solutions.
Admittedly not a game, but a useful app for students who need to brush up on their Algebra.
3/5 Stars / 67 Ratings
Math vs. Zombies
Zombies are attacking your house and only you can stop them… with your math-powered weapons!
24 levels available for addition, subtraction, and multiplication reinforcement. Due to the animated violence, this app is recommended for ages 9 and up.
4/5 Stars / 26 Ratings
Math Kid for iOS gives children age 4-12 the foundation needed to excel in math at home and in school. The game features graphical feedback and rewards and its clean and simple interface is ideal for children.
4/5 Stars / 58 Ratings
DotToDot Numbers & Letters Lite
Try this before you buy with the lite version of DotToDot Numbers for iPhone and iPad. Designed for Preschool thru age 7, DotToDot Numbers is a connect-the-dots type game which teaches children to count as they draw.
Connect the dots by counting in order to reveal the hidden shape! Great artwork and sound effects make this a fun and engaging experience.
4/5 Stars / 37 Ratings
Sail Through Math
Sail Through Math for iPhone and iPad offers a fun and exciting way to practice and reinforce math skills. Brought to you by the McGraw-Hill STEM Center, this app includes multiple levels for each topic, progressively more challenging questions, surprising obstacles and hazards, and the ability to share achievements with Facebook or Twitter.
4.5/5 Stars / 6 Ratings
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.
Toddler Animal Numbers
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
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