5 Apps for Key Stage 1 & 2 Maths

What is maths? Students will typically say such things at “numbers” or “lots of rules”.  With the help of great maths apps the answer can only be “FUN”. Have a look at our selection of five best maths apps for primary (KS1 and KS2) that cover many of the objectives set out in the national curriculum and that can be easily used by teachers to deliver engaging lessons.

 Squeebles Times Tables 2

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http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/squeebles-times-tables-2

Squeebles Times Table 2 is a beautifully designed app, which helps students practice their times tables in the most fun and interactive way possible. Children learn whilst helping Whizz rescue the Squeebles from the clutches of the nasty maths monster. There are six different game modes for children to practice their times tables on with a number of characters and rewards available to encourage children to improve their scores. Teachers and parents can also monitor a player’s progress and can view a list of tables children have previously got wrong to assist with ongoing learning. The app can be used with students across both Key stage 1 and 2 and is available in Google Play and iTunes.

 

Operation Math

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http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/operation-math

Operation Math is a fun and engaging app that can help children in Key Stages 1 and 2 practise drills related to the 4 number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children must help to defeat Dr. Odd by completing timed missions at 3 different levels. There is also a training mode where children can practise answering questions and gain confidence in the skill. Children are rewarded with watches and uniforms to motivate them to keep playing. The app can be used with students across both Key stage 1 and 2 and is available in Google Play and iTunes.

 

Division

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http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/division

The Division app provides a comprehensive guide to division, from the initial concept of simple division through to remainders, dividing by powers of ten and long division with decimal answers. The app includes a wide variety of interactivities, animations and assessments to enthuse and engage users, and more importantly improve understanding and numeracy skills. The apps is comprehensive guide to division, from the initial concept of simple division through to remainders, dividing by powers of ten and long division with decimal answers. The app can be used with students across both Key stage 2 and is available in Google Play and iTunes.

 

DragonBox Elements

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http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/dragonbox-elements

Teachers can use the app to help students to discover the fundamentals of geometry! Explore the properties of geometric shapes through Euclidian proof: triangles (scalene, isosceles, equilateral, right), circles, quadrilaterals (trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square), right angles, line segments, parallel and transversal lines, vertical angles, corresponding angles, corresponding angles converse, and more. Students will gain a deep understanding of the logic of geometry. The app can be used with students across Key stage 2 and is available in Google Play and iTunes.

 

Addition and Subtraction

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http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/addition-and-subtraction

Addition and Subtraction is an app that encourages users to learn and practice a wide range of addition and subtraction skills. The app design is simple, with a focus on nurturing skills through a number of techniques, such as the use of an addition grid, number bonds, addition of three numbers, place value, column subtraction and word problems. This app focuses on easy to follow steps that aim to simplify learning and build subject knowledge. The app can be used with students across Key stage 2 and is available in Google Play and iTunes.

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