A Plethora of iPad Math Apps!

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Technology can make practicing math more engaging. Check out these free iPad math apps! Descriptions come for each app’s website.

Prodigy: Kids Math Game With Prodigy Math Game, kids don’t have to choose between homework time and playtime! As they compete in battles against monsters or other players, they’ll answer skill-building math questions to succeed. Prodigy Math Game has been designed by educators to make learning fun!

Prodigy Kids Math Game iPad app

10 Frame Fill Provides children practice with recognizing additive “10 Families” (e.g., 1 and 9, 2 and 8, etc.). Set the 10 Frame to fill in sequence or randomly. Use contrasting color chips to fill the 10 frames as you determine the answer. Select to show a corresponding number sentence.

Ten Frame Fill iPad math app

Number Flash A ten frame with dots flashes on the screen (you can choose the number of seconds it appears on the screen). Then the ten frame disappears. Children need to choose the number of dots they saw in the ten frame. They can’t count because the picture has disappeared. This coaxes them to think of a number of objects in relation to five and ten. This helps children to use strategies to learn basic facts.

Number Flash iPad math app

Fun Math – Make 24 Maths Game Make the answer equal to 24 using 4 numbers any way you can. Supports single and multiplayer with friends and family.

Fun Math - Make 24 Maths Game iPad math app

Math Learning Center Apps This wonderful website provides access to numerous free learning apps, just of few of which I have pictured here.

Math Learning Center iPad math apps

Please be sure to share these great apps!!


  1. Allison

    We’re supposed to be getting a set of ipads this week for small group instruction… thanks for these ideas!

    • Lynn

      Pity all these are for IT tools beyond our means… Tutor’s and learners, that is. Can you recommend any decent non-iPad apps for a basic tablet use?

      • Donna Boucher

        I don’t have an Android device, so I can’t try out the apps. I did a quick search on Google Play, and it seems like there are quite a lot of free math apps. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!

  2. Andrea Ho

    Thanks for sharing! Downloading the apps now.

    Cheers To School

  3. TUKI

    Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing these… I love free!! 🙂

  4. TheElementary MathManiac

    Number pieces also has a more advanced version that is great for showing array models for multiplication and division. It is also free.

  5. Ellen Adams

    I prefer all of the free apps by The Math Learning Center. These are the same people who make Number Pieces Basic. their Number Frames App is wonderful as is the Number Line App (allows you to create an open number line) They are my top recommended math apps to all the teachers in our district.

  6. Hilda Cano

    These are awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing… I will share with our ELL teachers at McAllen ISD

  7. Ann

    Thanks sooo much. I am presenting to parents on Wednesday. This list was very helpful.

  8. Edith Swinley

    Just tried this and they’re not all free?

    • Donna Boucher

      Yes, this is an older post. I did update the post awhile back to indicate that one of them is now a paid app. Are there others you found that aren’t free?

  9. jim moryan

    I am looking for math assistance for my 4th grade grand daughter who is currently struggling with the program. I am not sure of the math publisher but general apps or recommendations will be a help.

    thank you

    • Donna Boucher

      You have found a whole website filled with ideas for teaching math! I’m sure if you spend a little time looking around, you’ll find lots of resources. Be sure to use the search function to help narrow your search.

  10. G Hardin

    I teach development delayed preschoolers. Some have addition as IEP goals. We will love to begin teaching addition to these students using your app. Will I be able to connect one of the student’s IPad to my promethean board and direct my students to teach and play along with them.

    • Donna Boucher

      These apps are interactive board friendly!

  11. Robyn Nickel

    I can’t sign up your on your mail listing. I tried to put in my month and day of my birthday, but I couldn’t get it to work/

    • Donna Boucher

      Huh, I’m not sure why that would happen. Did you use two digits for the month and day? So June 6, for example, would be 06/06.


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