Best Apps that teach Place Value

Help your children learn the key place value concepts with these recommended apps.

Most of us can count numbers and identify them but do you know how to determine the place and value a number has? Understanding the number of ones, tens, and hundreds a number has are all things that you need to know when writing and building numbers with base ten blocks. 

Place values can be an abstract concept for kids if not coupled with a visual display. Don't bring fear and confusion into your child's learning, try one of the below apps that will give your kid an entertaining way to get much needed place value practice. 

Math Bakery 2 - Continue Counting

( Android - £1.96 , iPad - £0.79 )

Maths Bakery has introduced many children to simple addition and subtraction using its clear and supportive approach.  The follow-up app, Maths Bakery 2, keeps the visual scaffolding and attractive design to take children's understanding of addition and subtraction into using the column method.
 
The app's helpful questioning, asking how many complete lines are there, encourages children towards the correct answer and makes them see what is happening mathematically when they add numbers using the column method. 
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math

( Android - £2.79 , iPad - £2.99 )

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is the perfect games-based learning platform to accompany children throughout their early mathematical education.  With a variety of mathematical concepts covered through a range of unique games.  Excellent graphics, engaging user interface and designed to accompany any child throughout their early mathematical education.

Number Pieces Basic, by the Math Learning Center

( iPad - Free )

Number Pieces Basic is a simplified version for use with primary students. It has fewer features, putting greater focus on place value, counting, addition, and subtraction. With Number Pieces, students can represent larger numbers and multiplication and division concepts.

Number Pieces Basic helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers. Students can use the number pieces to represent multi-digit numbers, count, regroup, add, and subtract. The drawing tools allow students to label representations and show their understanding.

Montessori Maths: Add & Subtract Large Numbers

( Android - £3.50 , iPad - £3.99 )

Montessori Math: Add, Subtract is a wonderful kindergarten app. Montessori Math: Add, Subtract includes three progressive activities that help children understand abstract operations. This app uses a Dynamic Progression Algorithm to move students from level one to level four as children demonstrate mastery of each new concept.
 
Kids can learn the concepts and methods behind adding and subtracting large numbers, including carrying and borrowing. Kids can also learn to apply the Base 10 system to problems involving larger numbers, and practice using the Montessori system of color-coding. 
First Grade Splash Math Learning Practice for Kids

( iPad - £9.99 )

The 1st Grade Math app has a series of exercises covering a broad range of mathematical skills. The activities will test child's knowledge of place value of hundreds, tens and units. A teaching resource demonstrating place value and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 by moving the position of the digits. A test section assesses mastery and progress. Parent/teacher reports show progress towards completion of units and identify trouble areas.This app is a great potential alternative to traditional worksheets.