Math Worksheet App for Kids
I tested 1st, 2nd and 4th grade KidsMathFun on my 4th grader, 2nd grader and preschooler. They were not a big hit. These apps are very straightforward online math worksheets with problems and 4 choices for answers. There are variations of this with Minute Math (timed), Double Dare (you have the sum and one of the numbers. Find the missing number), and Try Again (you can do your incorrect problems over again).
The apps work best for problems that do not need pencil and paper so it will depend on your child if she or he can do carry addition or carry subtraction in his or her head without getting frustrated. Mine can not.
As far as the fun element, there is no gaming feature to these apps which decreases the “fun” aspect. It’s simply doing problem after problem with four answer choices and a counter that tracks correct and incorrect answers. My preschooler discovered how to delete apps on my iPhone and these were the first to go. But that is not to say that your child won’t be willing to practice math on your iPhone.
These are the specifics for the 3 apps.
1st Grade KidsMathFun:
- Addition (2 digit plus 1 digit, i.e. 46 + 3 = 47, 49, 39, 51)
- Subtraction (2 digit minus 1 digit, i.e. 66 – 2 + 82, 51, 64, 52)
2nd Grade KidsMathFun:
- Addition (two digit addition, some with carries, i.e. 29 + 16 = 35, 45, 52, 47)
- Subtraction (two digit minus one digit subtraction, some with carries, i.e. 68 – 7 = 61, 62, 45, 51)
- Multiplication (single digit multiplication, through facts of 9, i.e. 9-5 = 35, 42, 45, 36)
4th Grade KidsMathFun:
- Addition (decimal addition, i.e. 9.6+ 8.8 = 18.4, 23.0, 18.8, 16.9)
- Subtraction (decimal subtraction, i.e. 5.9 – 1.9 = 4.0, 3.4, 4.4, 3.8)
- Multiplication (2 digit x 1 digit, i.e. 10 x 2 = 10, 20, 21, 25)
- Division (2 to 3 digits divided by 1 digit, i.e. 108 divided by 12 = 7, 10, 13, 9)
At $1.99 each, if you can get your kids to play this app, it’s not a bad price just for summer math facts reinforcement. But that is a big if!
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