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Marvelous Math Apps for your iPad (Paid Version)

List created late May of 2017. It's been a while since I have examined some math apps. These are some good ones that are engaging for students, BUT you have to pay for them. You can skip paying for that latte tomorrow for some math fluency apps for your kids, right? As you think about purchasing the apps, there are many related apps and apps made by the same developer that will fit your student's learning level. This list is a good place to start, but not the ultimate list. I do own ALL these apps and have used them with my own kids.

Operation Math

Defeat Dr. Odd and earn the latest spy gear in the award-winning game that transforms math drills into a global learning adventure. From the streets of Paris to the pyramids of Egypt, Operation Math includes more than 100 timed missions that help players learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Play it for fun or use in the classroom as an awesome supplement to homework and traditional flash card drills.

Marble Math

Solve a variety of math problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes for ages 9 and up.

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Based on the Common Core Curriculum, Marble Math is an engaging way for upper elementary students to practice mental math. Earn new marbles and collect bonuses while reinforcing key concepts in pursuit of a high score. But watch out math whizzes! You’ll need to be focused and nimble to avoid the obstacles in your path.

Mystery Math Town


Your mission: Help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the fireflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Town. Players use math skills to unlock rooms and passages on their enchanting journey. Along the way, you can also earn talking portraits of the townspeople for your Gallery. Every picture has a story to tell and the colorful cast of characters in this town have plenty to say.

• Math practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience
• Multiple user accounts - create your own avatar
• Customizable math skills for each player:
- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Varied Number Representations (dice and tallies)
• Players develop math thought by building equations, not just tapping answers
• Bonus challenges for extended gameplay
• Unique rewards reveal characters and backstory
• Requires strategy and critical thinking

Mystery Math Museum


Your mission: use math and strategy to rescue the missing dragonflies that are lost in 8 themed museums. Encounter a quirky cast of entertaining characters on your epic journey as you earn talking portraits for your Gallery.

Customizable math options and unlimited user accounts give parents and teachers great flexibility for a range of ages and skills.

• Unlimited user accounts - create your own avatar
• Customizable math skills for each player:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Varied Number Representations (dice and tallies)

• Players develop math thought by building equations, not just tapping answers
• Bonus challenges for extended gameplay
• Unique rewards reveal characters and backstory
• Requires strategy and critical thinking

Operation Math Code Squad

Take the action to a whole new level in the fun, multiplayer math game based on Operation Math. With four virtual keypads, Operation Math Code Squad lets multiple players work together to solve equations and disarm Dr. Odd’s devious devices in a race against the clock. Think fast and score big in the awesome game of tick-tock tech guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your iPad.

10monkeys Multiplication

Free the trapped monkeys using your multiplication skills!

Bo's ten monkey friends are in trouble – they are trapped and need your help. To free all the monkeys you need determination to master times tables from 2 to 10. Think you can do it? We know you can, and we promise you will have lots of fun while doing so!

10monkeys Multiplication is a math learning education app aimed for children, and builds up multiplication skills in a fun and exciting environment. The first app of the 10monkeys Apps family makes learning times tables as fun as playing any other game the kids love.

Math Vs Zombies - Math Games Grade K - 5

The world is overrun with zombies. You are a part of a squad of highly trained scientists who can save us.
Use your math skills and special powers to treat infected zombies.

Zombies are attacking your house and only you can stop them... with your math-powered super powers!

Seven Awesome Worlds with 111 Exciting levels let you sharpen your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills along with having loads of fun at the same time!

Meerkat Math HD

What happens when a Meerkat gets to eating everyone's eggs? Kids start chasing him in math related adventures. Why? We aren’t exactly sure, but we are sure that Meerkat Math will be a lot of fun for the whole family.

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.

Number Run

Baron von Count has stolen the 4 Mathemagical crystals of the land. Chase him down and bring him to justice or humanity will be forced to count on their fingers forever!

Number Run is great practice for boys & girls learning math and adults who just want to stay sharp. Finally, a FUN math game:

-Features 52 levels across addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
-Aligned to Common Core state standards
-Test your skills in Endless Mode
-Unlock new outfits and show your style
-Developed by graduate students from Stanford and USC
-Retina support for iPhone and iPad
-Did we mention it's actually fun?

YodelOh Math Mountain

Test your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the crazy Alpine Adventure that transforms dry math drills into a mountain of fun. Score big and you could be the next King of the Alps in the hilarious carnival game that combines fast-tapping fun and original yodeling music to help you master the basics of math.

Montessori Numberland - Learn to count and trace numbers

Looking for a learning method that really works ? Numberland is a number learning and tracing app based on a 100 year old proven pedagogy. The key is to make sure that children understand the concept of quantity and link it to a number. Numberland introduces numbers and quantities from 0 to 9 to pre-K and K children in an interactive environment.

Let your child embark on an adventure to Numberland with Tam and Tao! Each number is set in a beautiful scene where kids get to count and interact with the mountains, the trees, the birds, and even the stars. In Numberland a lot of surprises await the young learner. Your child can already count to more than 10 ? The app contains lots of fun activities and games to learn numbers in new languages.

Best suited to children from 3 to 5 years old.

Curious Ruler

Measure and compare objects around you!

With Curious Ruler, children can explore and measure objects around them and learn about sizes, units of measure, and proportions. 
Curious Ruler is both a useful utility and a great educational tool that supports Measurement and Data Core Standards.

  • Simply pick a known reference object in Curious Ruler, like a coin or a sheet of paper, then select an object you’d like to measure.
  • Place these objects side-by-side and take a picture.
  • Curious Ruler provides sliders to measure the objects and compares their relative sizes.
  • Switch between the US and Metric measurement system.
Motion Math: Pizza!

Create the pizzeria of your dreams in Motion Math: Pizza! Learn economics and mental math as you buy ingredients, design pizzas, set prices, and serve customers in this delightfully delicious simulation game.

Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game For Kids


“Story Mode” - In Story Mode, students will enjoy the exciting challenges of a true educational video game. Players embark on an epic math adventure across three unique environments: microscopic, ocean, and space. Math practice will no longer be a chore or a battle with Math Evolve, because your students will be motivated to progress and improve by learning math facts.

“Practice Mode” – A fun alternative to flash cards, Practice Mode is a fully-featured platform for training mental math and learning math facts. Practice Mode provides highly customizable math practice that allows you monitor student progress and improvement.

Number Line 2

NumberLine2 is an educational game app to help students learn about fractions, decimals, and percents by ordering equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents on a number line. The app features multiple levels of increasing difficulty where the player must drag circles with either a percent, decimal or fraction onto a number line in the correct sequence. To advance to the next level, players must correctly place all the circles on the number line before time runs out. Players can also choose to play in fractions and decimals mode or only fractions mode. Points are earned for each correct placement, minus points for each error. Players can compare their high-scores with their friends and other players around the world on Game Center.

Quick Math - Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game

Kids and adults can’t put it down! Practice your mathematics while racing the clock in this innovative iPad app. Featuring advanced handwriting recognition and a beautiful interface, Quick Math will take your general arithmetic skills to the next level.

Quick Math is perfect for students in grades 3 to 6, or for anyone wanting to improve their general math skills. With multiple difficulty levels and a focus on self-improvement, Quick Math provides increasing challenges as your skills develop.

• Practice mental addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed operations
• Develop arithmetic fluency and improve mental strategies
• Practice pre-algebra skills by calculating unknown values and using inverse operations
• Practice handwriting

Classic Explain Everything™

"If you cannot do it with Explain Everything, it probably can't be done!"

This is the original “classic” version of Explain Everything, used by over 3 million people all over the world who are creating videos and classroom projects with this leading unique interactive screencasting whiteboard!