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13 Must-Have Multiplication Apps for Kids


It's no secret that multiplication can be tough. Helping your child ace her times tables doesn't have to mean mindless repetition and flash cards. Amp up the fun, and still master multiplying, with these engaging multiplication apps.

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Motion Math: Wings

Forget Angry Birds—help your kid soar to the head of her math class with this avian-themed multiplication app. Instead of targeting green pigs, your little learner will aim her feathered friend at the answer to a math problem.

Can she answer these multiplication problems and help her little bird collect enough feathers to rebuild its fallen nest?

Factor Samurai

Slice up factors quickly in this fast-paced math game! Players only get one chance to strike at digits flying by, which encourages budding mathematicians to keep up with fraction practice.

The scope of the game is narrow—exclusively factors, prime numbers and multiplication—but this skill set is critical to later elementary math success.

Times Tables Quiz! (Multiplication Trainer)

How do you get to be multiplication whiz? Practice, practice, practice! Times Table Quiz! Multiplication Trainer is true to its name—it keeps on quizzing endlessly.

The game launches straight into multiplication madness. The quiz format is super simple and children will catch on right away. A problem appears on the "chalkboard" and kids choose from multiple-choice answers.

Sushi Monster

Talk about pressure on the cook—there's a monster in the middle of the sushi bar and he's hungry! Sushi Monster is a fun packaging of basic math facts that will have kids hungry for more.

This adorable animated monster bellies up to the sushi bar with a number around his neck and kids must serve up factors fast. Addition and multiplication skills are tested with a series of "target numbers."

Operation Math

Welcome to Base 10, Agent Prime! Dr. Odd is building a global network of computers to rid the world of even numbers and it's your job to stop him.

Players must accept a multiplication, division, addition or subtraction mission to get started. Exceptionally crafted missions, comic-like graphics, complex story lines, high-tech gear and new disguises, along with increasing difficulty, keep kids coming back for more.

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Math Frogger

The frog princess needs help—and players must master math facts to save her! Kids must race each other (or the computer) to be the first to reach the pink amphibian princess.

Choose from multiplication, division, addition or subtraction in the settings menu, and then start the game to take turns trying to answer the equations.

Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game

Pay homage to retro arcade-style games with this addicting space-themed math app. Take off on an intergalactic mission into outer space, solving puzzles and shooting down alien crafts as you fly.

Missions are based on four different math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division—and kids must maneuver their ships over correct answers to advance. As the levels increase in difficulty, enemies become more savvy as well.

Math Blaster HyperBlast

A roller-coaster ride in space is what you get with this manic hot math app. Players saddle up their rocket blasters and take off shooting at robots and space debris and collecting "shields" to power up their rides.

Every once in a while, a math problem pops up and must be solved to keep going. Pick a theme such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions or a combination of these basics and take off.

Marble Math

Drag or roll marbles through the math maze to earn points and practice fundamental fourth grade math skills like multiplication, division and fractions.

Play starts with choosing an avatar and a marble style. The rules are simple, but the problems keep getting harder the more you play. Success earns more marbles, but the big selling point of this app is the ability for multiple players to compete against each other.

Sakura Quick Math

Need to drill basic math facts? This app works the four key operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

While the design is hyper simple, it's clean and easy to use. We like how it keeps track of a child's personal best, and tempts them to try to beat their score. Players can track their improvement over time, which is a nice motivator.

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Manic Math

The pressure's on! This supercharged math game is a fast-paced drill disguised as a classic arcade-style game that kids (and even adults!) won't be able to stop playing.

The name of the game is to review basic math facts in reverse: the clock starts, and players are given an “objective” number as a series of other numbers and operations rain from the top of the screen.

Splash Math – 3rd Grade Worksheets

Got a kid struggling to stay afloat with tricky math concepts? Dive into supplementary practice—including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division—with this aquatic app.

Parents and teachers can customize quizzes to meet the individual needs of different kids, by choosing the number of questions each child tackles along with the level of difficulty.

Rocket Math

Earn money (and learn about money concepts) by solving math problems in this fast-paced intergalactic app. Modern, sharp graphics are age-appropriate and still appealing to the upper-elementary crowd.

This tool covers a lot of ground and provides practice for most third grade math basics like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with an appealing theme—space exploration—that keeps kids playing.