10 Fun Apps for Fifth Grade Learning

Fifth grade is about more than just state capitals, decimals and probability; these tech-savvy kids are preparing to enter middle school. Help upper elementary students stay on top of their game with the best apps for 5th graders, including 5th grade math apps and 5th grade reading apps. These engaging, age-appropriate apps encourage learning in a fun, hands-on way.

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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.

Green Up

Whisk kids away to a whimsical world with this app, which celebrates the earth by training the next generation of farmers. Gorgeous graphics, soothing piano tunes and an interactive forest help create an engaging experience for growing gardeners, without being over-stimulating.

Starting in one of four landscapes, little sprouts learn how to nurture plants from seed to harvest, using virtual tools, seeds, fertilizer, water, wind and even bees to help pollinate their flora and fauna.



Are you struggling with how to teach past, present and future tenses? Look no further—this all-in-one app includes 36 video lessons, video modeling, and the ability to record children's voices as they read sentences.

Boasting 42 target verbs with corresponding animation, this app's many customizable features make it perfect for teaching a wide range of learners, including different options for how answers are presented.


Once upon a time … kids relied solely on teacher feedback and repetition to finally master writing paragraphs. Now, the past is history! In this simple, intuitive app, budding authors are guided through the process of creating a tale of their own using cartoon images and corresponding question text.

Cheery graphics help kids begin their tales, which are recorded in their own voices. Stringing together these snippets of narrative allows little writers to understand how a paragraph—and later, a story—is formed.

Stack the Countries

Give children a reason to study maps with this fast-paced game! Astana is the capital of which country? If kids answer Kazakhstan, they’ll earn a country to add to their “stack”—a Tetris-like onscreen tower of animated country shapes.

When the stack is high enough to reach the goal line, players earn a country reward. The questions aren't always easy, but the challenge motivates children to learn the comprehensive range of geological facts presented. The cheery, animated graphics create an eye-pleasing contrast with the photographic background. Both factual information, like capital cities and landmarks, and shape recognition skills are targeted.

Young competitors will especially like the multi-player function, which pits players against each other to compete for countries, high scores and bragging rights.

World of Goo

In the World of Goo, tiny goo balls are looking for a safe passage through—and it’s up to budding physicists to make it happen! This science-centered puzzle game features a slimy landscape, full of dangers for the poor sludge balls looking for safe passage to oil-slick pipes. Sound easy? It's not; build bridges or towers that are too narrow and the constructions will collapse.


Create a simple tree house that won't topple over—or go big and construct a skyscraper that can withstand tornado-force winds. Whatever the project, budding builders will stretch and strengthen their knowledge of physics, engineering and money math with this innovative app.

Specific project specs outline the structure that little architects must build to withstand whatever is thrown at it. Be warned; piecing together structures definitely isn't as easy as it looks! Design in blueprint mode and then stress-test creations to see if your building makes the grade. Points are earned for the integrity of the structure, and also for staying within project parameters.

Project variety mixed with realistic (but fun) gameplay ensures budding engineers will keep coming back for new projects and play time.

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.

Rainbow Sentences

Understanding how to write a complete sentence is a struggle for many children. Rainbow Sentences calls in color to help kids get a better grasp on the different elements of a sentence and how they come together.

This is an intuitive, beautifully designed app that's completely customizable to fit a child's needs. Positive word placement reinforcement is encouraged verbally, and color-coding highlights parts of a sentence for visual learners.

5th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets

Blast off into number space with this intergalactic math app. Boasting features such as a simple set-up, astronaut avatars, a multiple-choice answer format and assigned homework, 5th Grade Splash Math is a great app for any kid's interactive library.

Fifth graders can work independently, moving their avatar between space-themed challenges that tackle place value, algebra, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, measurement and geometry.

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