I’ve found 23 multiplication apps your kids can use to practice their times tables. Some are better than others so I’ve made sure to indicate which I highly recommend.
Click on the name of the app to see it in the iTunes app store. Android links are indicated.
Lumio Farm Factor FREE
I like how this shows the multiplication — that it’s basically groups of numbers added together but faster. It’s for very beginning multiplication learners.
Addition & Multiplication Number Bubbles FREE
Find the numbers that make the product at the top of the screen. Fun.
Squeebles Multiplication $.99 *RECOMMENDED APP
In the Squeebles Times Tables 2 app, children practice multiplication in six different game modes. My favorite mode, besides the 1-12 Tables, is Tricky Tables. These are the fact questions that kids got wrong in the Times Tables mode. Here, they review and practice those tricky facts. I love it! Squeebles Times Tables 2 knows that kids love rewards and feedback, and there’s plenty of both. Like the Spelling app, the gist is to rescue the Squeebles from the clutches of the evil Maths Monster. To free a Squeeble, kids must answer all the questions in the multiplication fact family correctly. I love that when kids answer a question right, it ticks off the Math Monster and he says “grrr”.
Timed Test Arcade $1.99 *RECOMMENDED APP
JJ plays this penguin-themed math app in school and loves it. Set up a timed test in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division pick the range of numbers, the number of problems on the test, and the time. Also, you can choose to receive instant feedback after each problem. After taking the test, kids can play a game in the arcade – Fish Drop help or Party Penguin – big fun!
Squeebles Maths Race $1.99 *RECOMMENDED APP
Try to get your fish to the finish line first. Each question you answer correctly lets you move closer to the finish. Pick from addition, subtraction, multiplication, division in four levels of difficulty. When you win, you earn squabbles and flipfish to use in your races. Play against the computer or a friend. An enjoyable way to practice those math facts.
10 Monkey Multiplication $1.99
I’m not sure this app is worth the money since it’s a skill and drill game which you can get for free in other apps. But this one at least is a game and not just drilling flash cards.
Splash Math 3rd Grade FREE + in app purchases *RECOMMENDED APP
The Splash Math apps always provide great games for each math concept. I really like that if you get something wrong, they tell you the correct answer. That way you’re not practicing incorrectly over and over again.
Math vs. Zombies $4.99
Yikes, this is a lot of money for an app. I wouldn’t buy it unless it’s on sale — or your child just loves anything zombie. (Mine don’t.) Basically you’re saving the zombies by solving math problems. It includes addition, subtraction, and division as well as multiplication.
Math Champions FREE
A basic skill and drill app. Nothing to write home about.
Factor Samurai $2.99
While it’s true that you need to know the factors (opposite of multiples) for division (and multiplication), this is a challenge for a child who doesn’t yet have this concept down. It’s great for reinforcement but it’s not a great app for beginners because they’ll get frustrated quickly.
Zeus vs. Monsters FREE + in app purchases ($4.99)
Get to know your Greek mythology while practicing math. Choose Zeus or Athena to battle against Hades and his monsters. It’s kind of violent (if you get the answer correct, you spear the monster) and also expensive since the only free part is addition.
Pet Bingo $1.99
A cute and lively math facts app with 3 levels of difficulty. Choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division and answer math equations with the answers a bingo board. Each flip of an answer gives you a cartoon pet picture. When you get bingo you get a pet to keep who you can take care of and feed.
Sushi Monster FREE *RECOMMENDED APP
Lots of levels of math practice in this one — 7 addition levels, and 5 multiplication levels. The goal is to get faster and faster. A sushi monster in the middle of two circles – outer circle have numbers on sushi pieces. The monster has a number on him which is the target number. Players pick the numbers on the outer circles that either combine up to that number. In addition, if you get it write the monster eats the number, if you get it wrong, you can keep trying but if you get it wrong in multiplcia multiplication es the table. We think this is lots of fun.
Operation Math Code Squad $1.99
Kids will love this fast paced, multi-player math adventure. You’ll work with three other base ten agents to solve the equations before time runs out. Select an operation (addition, subtraction, both, multiplication, division) and difficulty level – easy, medium, and difficult. The equations spin around in the center circle so up to 4 players can play on any side of the ipad. Each player has a number pad to enter the answer.
Tower Math $.99 *RECOMMENDED APP
We love this math app – it’s tons of fun. Kids actually want to practice math facts so they can build more towers to rescue the numbers. Pick the levels and kind of math you want to do – the advanced is HARD so be warned.
Math Blaster Hyperblast 2 FREE / $1.99 *RECOMMENDED APP
We love this fun video arcade-type game! addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication, division, – each with different lessons and levels of difficulty, you are on a rocket ship zooming through a tunnel full of dangers you must shoot and destroy and the equation numbers. Top Pick! Also try Space Zapper.
Math Showdown: Multiplication
Timed math tests in a western setting.
Mystery Math Museum
A fun adventure through museum buildings to help kids recall math facts. Solve addition, subtraction, multiplication or division equations. Set the levels of difficulty and type of math at the beginning of the app. (By the makers of Mystery Math Town.)