Top 10 Apps For World Maths Day Lauren Hyland 1 March, 2017 Education World Maths Day is a celebration of the importance of maths around the world ”” in fact, it’s so important that there are two World Maths Days each year. Not only is it a celebration of Maths, but it’s also a competition where pupils compete to solve complex and quick-fire maths problems. Although your children may not be quite old enough to compete in these competitions, we think it’s always a good idea to introduce them to numbers early so they can learn to have fun with Maths. Here are our top 10 maths apps to get your little ones involved in numbers from an early age: UNDER 5s Kids Academy 123 Tracing This app is a great place to start for children who are still familiarising themselves with how to write and recognise the numbers. It will help them practise hand movements and hand-eye coordination. The nature-themed animations will hold your child’s interest and invoke their curiosity about the world around them, while they learn. There are also additional worksheets to supplement the game. 123 Awesome Park This educational game is designed specially for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Your child will join the characters in the park who offer guidance and fun in learning the numbers 1 to 20. It’s a simple game that your little one will be able to follow without too much guidance. Maths, age 3-5 This app offers a structured and organised approach to your child’s numeracy education. It allows them practice of core maths concepts in the early years. There are 10 key focus areas and over 80 activities for to choose from. There are fun quizzes that allow you to monitor your child’s progression. Counting Caterpillar This game is perfect for children who are at nursery or those about to start soon. The aim is to identify the next number in the sequence so the caterpillar can catch tiny flies and filly its belly. As the game progresses, the child will earn different coloured butterflies as an incentive to continue developing their skills. OVER 5s Crazy Times Tables This app is recommended for children between ages 5 and 8. It was created by teachers who best understand the ways to make learning fun. The game identifies your child’s level of understanding of multiplication and then offers the most appropriate level or activity. Marble Math Junior Solve Maths problems and navigate your way through a series of fun marble mazes. This app aims to engage children with mental maths problems, while keeping them occupied and amused with marble obstacle courses. A player profile will be saved so your child can pick up where they left off and also track skill progression. Thinking Blocks Multiplication This problem-solving app helps children to organise information and visualise number relationships. It will guide your child through a maths problem and allow them to understand the necessary steps and highlight where they may have made a mistake. Motion Math: Hungry Fish The fish are hungry for numbers. The task is to solve the mental addition and subtraction problems to ensure your fish are gobbling the right numbers. Pinch the numbers that add to make the total of the number on the fish. It’s a great way for your child to visualise addition and subtraction. AGES 9+ Mathmateer Mathmateer makes Maths fun. The aim of the game is to build your own rocket and shoot it off into space. There are 56 different math missions, involving numbers, clocks, coins, and even pizzas. Pass the missions to earn a gold, silver or bronze medal and blast off into space. The challenges start off fairly straight forward with odd and even numbers and advance all the way to square roots.