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10 Best Third Grade Apps


To give your kid supplemental practice that she'll enjoy, check out our list of the 10 best third grade apps! 3rd grade math apps focus on basic geometric concepts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and puzzle solving. 3rd grade reading apps include Mad Libs and more.

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Smash Your Food HD

This awesome game helps kids learn about healthy food choices while honing on their division skills. You'll learn what the right amounts sugar, fat, and salt are for you based on your personal info. Then it’s time to smash!

Foods appear in the smashing machine and it’s up to you to figure out how much sugar, sodium, and fat are in each of the dishes. The math can be somewhat advanced at times, but you’ll be rewarded for your work; simply pull the lever and watch the calorie-laden food turn to goo! What’s more, the game helps kids visualize what goes into their bodies when they make not-so-healthy choices.

This fun, silly game incorporates real math and nutrition learning seamlessly, tapping into that eternal kid desire to make a mess.

Bobo Explores Light

Dive into the wonderful world of bright, bendable and colorful light with Bobo, the adorable illuminated robot. This innovative app encourages touch and exploration at every turn. Little scientists will be spellbound by Bobo's guidance and glowing graphics. Each slide explores a facet of light science—where it comes from, what it's made of, and how we use it.

Awesome Upstander!

Bullying is a sensitive subject and can be tricky to navigate; however, this app successfully gets their anti-bullying message across while remaining engaging and fun—it's not too preachy or too complex for third-graders. 

The main idea is simple—kids are asked to run, leap and dash around the school to save their friends from a mean-spirited bully.

Goofy Mad Libs

The old party game has been given a high-tech twist! This app lets budding writers create delightfully silly stories just by filling in the blanks. Kids choose a theme and fill in words—using the appropriate parts of speech of course—and a story is created full of kinks and quirks.

The stories are crazy fun and will help get reluctant readers interested in the possibilities of language and creative writing.

Learning Gems – Math 2.0

Arrrr—who's ready to crunch numbers? Little buccaneers can practice math basics as they pick out answers to math problems in the form of pirate's booty.

There are twelve levels of difficulty for each skill—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Swashbucklers work their way through the levels and move along a treasure "map" that leads to a secret reward.

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Pearl Diver HD

Don't be afraid; dive right in! This app is a great tool for visually tackling difficult math concepts.

Little scuba divers use the number line for guidance as they dive for treasure. The interface is easy to use and very forgiving. Success gets little learners to the next level where they slice and dice sushi into fractions along with other fun activities, forcing them to think about percentages and parts and wholes.

Slice It! Begins

Slice it, dice it—it's as easy as pie! This charming and addictive app introduces basic geometric concepts in a dynamic visual and tactile interface that kids will like.

Start by slicing up circles, squares and other shapes into halves, thirds and other fractions. The early levels are fun and simple in concept, but harder than they look to get right—precise slicing is required.

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.

Match-Up Math

Match your way to math success with this educationally rich app. In the same vein as many classic matching games, your mathematician clears tiles off the screen by matching problems and answers.

If simple addition is too easy for your child, don't worry: Match-Up Math was made with long-term use and multiple grade levels in mind.

Math Bingo

This app goes above and beyond to improve on the old classic game, with engaging interactive elements and game play that will have kids coming back for more.

Choose from addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, and race against the clock to solve the sums. Once bingo is reached, kids earn a bug for their collection and to use in “bingo bug bungee,” an addictive slingshot game where bugs collect coins.