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It’s not exactly a newsflash to say that the iPad is rendering old-school flashcards obsolete. Yet out of the hundreds of apps designed to teach elementary school students the basics in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, there are only a precious few that are worth downloading. 



MathBoard is our favorite app for teaching elementary school numeracy and arithmetic. The no-nonsense application mimics a classroom setting by displaying quizzes, tables and tutorials on a virtual chalkboard. While there are plenty of apps that have attempted to mimic a classroom blackboard, none have nailed it to the degree Mathboard has. The user interface is clean, fresh and natural. There is more than enough to do, meaning kids won't get bored. Most other apps in this category are less comprehensive. 



We also like Math Doodles for its beautifully illustrated games and appeal to students who grasp mathematical concepts through images as much as numbers. Numerosity: Play with Addition! has the best soundtrack amongst the group, and includes a furry little friend named Skruff.



Older kids looking for more of a computational adventure will dig Operation Math, which has players assume the role of a James Bond-like secret agent who is tasked with solving a series of math problems to save the world. Before embarking on any middle school adventures, make sure your kid taps into the iTooch series of math applications. The iTooch Grade 5 Math app alone includes nearly 5,000 exercises based on U.S. National Common Core Standards.

Comments & Suggestions Have a suggestion for an educational app for this category you think we should feature? Let us know.

  • appolearning:

    This is a test. Commenting in Elementary arithmetic

  • appolearning:

    This is a test. Commenting in Elementary arithmetic

  • Randy Popson:

    I would check out Timed Test Arcade. It is a great app to help teachers assess students math fact fluency and also fun and motivating for the kids as they earn game tokens each time they practice. The app has reimagined the old paper timed test removing the negative aspects of that process.

  • Erika Kerekes:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Randy. Sounds like you know that app pretty well - how does it rate using our report card methodology? You can see how we rate our apps here: https://www.appolearning.com/report_card

  • Erika Kerekes:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Randy. Sounds like you know that app pretty well - how does it rate using our report card methodology? You can see how we rate our apps here: https://www.appolearning.com/report_card

  • Randy Popson:

    I will get this to one of the teachers at my daughters school who is using the app daily in her classroom and ask her to provide analysis based upon her classroom experience and provided report card methodology. I will ask her to post the results in this thread. Is there an e-mail address that she can send a more detailed analysis to? Thanks.

  • Randy Popson:

    Hi Erika, trying to make sure that I understand the rating system before meeting with one of the teachers using Timed Test Arcade in her classroom. The appoLearning Report card formula generates a score between zero and 100. The methodology at the above link has 14 rating attributes with the best score in each category being 3 points. That provides a maximum of 42 points (14 x 3). Let me know what I am missing so that I can stop by school tomorrow and ask our teacher to complete the report card for you. Thanks so much for your help.

  • Randy Popson:

    Hi Erika, trying to make sure that I understand the rating system before meeting with one of the teachers using Timed Test Arcade in her classroom. The appoLearning Report card formula generates a score between zero and 100. The methodology at the above link has 14 rating attributes with the best score in each category being 3 points. That provides a maximum of 42 points (14 x 3). Let me know what I am missing so that I can stop by school tomorrow and ask our teacher to complete the report card for you. Thanks so much for your help.

  • Brad Spirrison:

    Hi Randy. I'd be happy to explain how everything works. Drop me a note at brad@appolearning.com

  • Brad Spirrison:

    Hi Randy. I'd be happy to explain how everything works. Drop me a note at brad@appolearning.com

  • Randy Popson:

    Thanks Brad. I will e-mail you in just a few minutes. This will help me give direction to the teacher that I am asking to do a review on the app. Thanks!

  • Randy Popson:

    Brad, The email address you provided rejected my e-mail saying the address does not exist. Could be a spam issue? My ipad e-mail address is randy.popson@me.com. Please contact me and then I should be able to Reply to your e-mail. Thanks.

  • Randy Popson:

    Brad, The email address you provided rejected my e-mail saying the address does not exist. Could be a spam issue? My ipad e-mail address is randy.popson@me.com. Please contact me and then I should be able to Reply to your e-mail. Thanks.

  • Randy Popson:

    Brad, The email address you provided rejected my e-mail saying the address does not exist. Could be a spam issue? My ipad e-mail address is randy.popson@me.com. Please contact me and then I should be able to Reply to your e-mail. Thanks.

  • Randy Popson:

    Brad, The email address you provided rejected my e-mail saying the address does not exist. Could be a spam issue? My ipad e-mail address is randy.popson@me.com. Please contact me and then I should be able to Reply to your e-mail. Thanks.

  • Randy Popson:

    Brad, The email address you provided rejected my e-mail saying the address does not exist. Could be a spam issue? My ipad e-mail address is randy.popson@me.com. Please contact me and then I should be able to Reply to your e-mail. Thanks.

  • Karl:

    Hi guys, would like to suggest to have a look at MonteCalc for the iPad. My daughter in elementary school loves it for doing homework and practicing addition and subtraction. Seems more like a serious learning app, I personally like the bead frame approach and not being to entertainment focused. Thanks Karl

  • Karl:

    Hi guys, would like to suggest to have a look at MonteCalc for the iPad. My daughter in elementary school loves it for doing homework and practicing addition and subtraction. Seems more like a serious learning app, I personally like the bead frame approach and not being to entertainment focused. Thanks Karl

  • Karl:

    Hi guys, would like to suggest to have a look at MonteCalc for the iPad. My daughter in elementary school loves it for doing homework and practicing addition and subtraction. Seems more like a serious learning app, I personally like the bead frame approach and not being to entertainment focused. Thanks Karl

  • Martin:

    Hi, I'd like to suggest looking at Count - Math Arithmetics for iOS. It's a quite simple game but it quickly improves arithmetic skill. It features training mode, game mode and has Game Center integration for competing with your friends. Take a look at http://www.mju.se/count-math-arithmetics or at the App Store http://itunes.apple.com/app/id568483665

  • Eugene Romain:

    Hi Vizulator the Visual Calculator draws realtime pictures of any operation entered. It shows the real quantities and the logical impact of each operation. you can see a video of it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aJ_6C1sZzQ and we can send you a review copy if you would like. thanks Eugene

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

  • Teachley:

    Teachley: Addimal Adventure teaches single-digit addition strategies highlighted in the new Common Core Standards. We promote fluency, but also conceptual understanding, helping students see how 6 + 7 is just one more than 6 + 6.

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