The best free iPhone and iPad math apps for kids

Math Apps for Kids - Moose Math Counting

Educational apps for iPhone and iPad are plentiful. And it’s with good reason. Putting a device in the hands of your child can help teach them something new or practice what they’ve already learned. And since math can be a difficult subject for kids of any age, using a teaching tool that makes it more enjoyable for them is a great way for them to learn.

If you’re thinking about getting a math app for your child, we’ve assembled a terrific list. All apps are available for free but some come with in-app purchases for extra features – like many free apps. But this gives you a wonderful way to try out the app to see if you and your child like it before spending any money.

Best iPhone and iPad math apps for children

These are all excellent math apps for kids and are definitely worth a look. So, they are are listed here in no particular order.


MathTango Addition iPhone

MathTango is not some boring math app or game, it’s an adventure. Your child can perform math problems and solve puzzles on a colorful island full of cute monsters. Then they can move into outer space for more advanced math lessons.

Start with a basic lesson based on your child’s age and grade. This includes counting, addition, multiplication, and division. And you can customize the plan if you feel your child needs to concentrate on something specific.

Your child completes math puzzle missions to earn “doubloons” with their correct answers. They can then meet more monsters and use doubloons to buy them items.

MathTango Sequence iPhone

MathTango covers a variety of math equations and concepts, has over 500 puzzles in more than 40 math levels, and is intended for children ages 5 through 10.

  • Availability: iPhone and iPad
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchase options for lesson packs and subscriptions

Monster Math

Monster Math 14 iPhone

With Monster Math, your child plays as a kooky monster named Maxx through his journey in Monster Land. He, with the help of your child, collects candies by solving equations to defeat TikTok, the evil monster who has captured his best friend.

Your child can play through story mode or just do the practice equations. Both include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They simply tap to grab all the candies that solve the particular equation within the time frame and then move on for more fun and learning.

Monster Math 3 iPhone

Monster Math concentrates on Common Core Standards, teaches multiple skills at once, and is intended for children in grades one through three.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchase options to unlock the full version of the standalone app or subscriptions to the math program

Moose Math – Duck Duck Moose

Moose Math Counting Fruit iPhone

If your little one likes cuddly animals more than cute monsters, check out Moose Math- Duck Duck Moose where your child will build a city using their math skills.

Pick a building to construct and then go inside for some fun math puzzles. They can concoct Moose Juice by adding the right number of ingredients, find hidden pets by counting the number of dots, or lead an animal to the goal by connecting numbers in the right sequence.

Moose Math helps your child with numbers, counting, addition and subtraction, geometry, and measurements. And all within a colorful and upbeat learning environment.

Moose Math Counting Shapes iPhone

This app also concentrates on Common Core Standards, offers a report card section for parents to review, and is intended for children ages 3 through 7.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • Cost: Free

Math Kids – Add, Subtract, Count

Math Kids Fun iPhone

Math Kids has a cute bear named Lucas guide your child through fun and educational puzzles and math learning games. The main menu has all of the options you can pick from including counting, compare, and adding and subtracting fun, puzzles, and quizzes. And the practice section lets you choose from beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

With each lesson, your boy or girl hears words of encouragement if they take a little extra time figuring out the answer. The app has vibrant colors, lively music, and help from Lucas if they need it.

Math Kids Puzzle iPhone

The Math Kids app supports six languages, has a report card for parents, and is intended for children from pre-K through first grade.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, and Windows
  • Cost: Free

Wrapping it up

Finding the right teaching tool to fit your child’s taste and personality is important. So I encourage you to check out each of these math apps for kids and see which one (or more) you think your child will enjoy. Then, let us know in the comments below if they like it! And if you have a math app that your child really likes and you’d like to recommend it, please let us know!

For more apps for kids, take a look at these cursive writing apps iPhone and iPad or these typing apps for Mac.