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8 Great iPad Games to Develop Kids Mathematical Thinking

August 18, 2015
Below is a collection of some of the best iPad math games for young learners. These apps involve strategic use of mathematical skills in working on simulated challenges. While an entertaining source of fun, these games are also ideal for providing kids with a solid math practice to enhance their overall mathematical thinking. Check them out and share with your students.

1- Geoboard 


‘Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.’

2- Math Champ Challenge


‘Math Champ Challenge (Common Core Standards) is the latest educational game from award winning INKids Education. It's designed to help strengthen understanding of Common Core mathematical standards for middle school students (grades 4-7).’

3- Math Doodles


‘This version of "Math Doodles" introduces four challenges plus an additional functional sneak peek challenge that will be made available in it's finished form in a future free update. Each Challenge provides plenty of mathematical practice, within a recreational math setting. The mathematical puzzles allow users to play, explore, and experiment with mathematical concepts, while developing and strengthening their strategy and problem solving skills.’

4- Skip Math


‘Skip Math is a “Doodle Jump” style game (play by tilting the device from side to side) in which a boy or girl character jumps from platform to platform trying not to fall. Unlike “Doodle Jump,” however, children playing Skip Math must land on the platform that correlates to the correct number. ’
6- Grid Lines


‘Grid Lines is a math app intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid in all four quadrants.’

7- Math Vs Zombies

Save Yourself from a Zombie Attack using Math as Your Weapon! The Math vs Zombies game contains visually rich environments and extremely fun and addictive game play to keep players engaged for a long time!

8- Meerkat Math


Designed and programmed by two former high school teachers, Meerkat Math is more than just a runner game. Every level is packed full of questions that entertain and enlighten. Complete missions by running through eight mini-games on an island packed full of challenges. Play and level up to unlock all 8 modes.