For Teachers

For Parents

Best 4th Grade Apps for Kids

Best 4th Grade Apps for Kids

Fourth grade’s the year that the learning curve heats up! Kids graduate from rote reading to complex story comprehension, tackle multiple math operations and learn about new worlds to explore. To help you help your 4th grader succeed, we have an awesome collection of the best fourth grade apps, including our favorite reading and math apps for 4th graders.

Fourth Grade Learning Games

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The app is perfect for 4th grade kids and students who needs a fun and entertaining educational game to play. This bundle of 15 fun and educational games helps your child learn important math, grammar, spelling, multiplication, language, science, and problem solving skills used in third grade all while having fun. 4th Grade teachers around the world use this app in their classroom to help reinforce math, language, and STEM subjects. All lessons and activities are designed using real third grade curriculum, so you can be sure these games will help give your child a boost in the classroom.

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android


Khan Academy

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

This app is completely free and offers help and practice especially for fourth graders covering vital ideas in elementary math, science, how computers and tech works as well as teaching children about the planet’s amazing biodiversity. The app offers thousands of educational videos and an almost unlimited number of practice exercises. Most math videos focus on procedure rather than conceptual depth. 

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android



IXL Math

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The app is a collection of fun and interactive math problems aligned to Grade 4 Common Core Standards. The app reinforces math concepts with self-paced and adaptive practice anytime, anywhere.  Math drills and practice can only be so fun, but IXL makes a good effort through rewards, immediate feedback, and visually appealing tasks. Activities for kids pre-K and up, and you must be a member for unlimited access.

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android



Toontastic

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Storytelling is a tried-and-true way of sparking creativity and building an understanding of story elements such as set-up, conflict, challenge, climax and resolution. With Toontastic, kids are presented a detailed explanation of what makes a good story using a step-by-step guide to create cartoons.

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android


DragonBox Algebra 5+

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The game starts out as a fun logic puzzle, and gradually reveals to players that they are using algebra. There are 10 progressive chapters and 200 puzzles that will help students get comfortable with the fundamentals of algebraic thinking. Innovative educational app that through gameplay teaches kids concepts related to solving algebraic equations. Kids solve equations as they play, making for a wonderfully integrated experience. The app will help most students gain confidence they need to continue progressing in math.

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android


Stack the States

( iPhone, iPad )

Stack the States is a geography app focused on U.S. states and capitals. Stack the States is a great way for children and adults to test their knowledge on the 50 states of the United States of America! The main game mode within the app is called Stack the States, where students answer trivia questions about state capitals, borders, flags, landmarks, and more.

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android


Crazy Gears

( iPhone, iPad )

Crazy Gears is a science app that gets 4th graders thinking critically, problem solving, and exploring physics and other STEM topics. This engaging puzzle-like app asks students to construct gears to complete each level. Users will be introduced to important STEM skills that connect to tasks across disciplines. This is a really creative, highly accessible and fun option for exploring physics and engineering. 

Cost: Paid

Devices: iPhone, iPad


This award-winning app lets you make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play! Use our super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Angry Birds, create pixel art, or build something brand new. Students love working on this app and being able to code gives them a much better understanding of how computers work. Demystifies tech. 

Cost: Paid

Devices: iPhone, iPad


Night Zookeeper is a great online learning tool for 4th graders, which helps to inspire creative writing, reading and drawing skills in children. Steered by the teacher, the game encourages children to complete creative writing challenges targeted at their age group, providing sufficient prompt to inspire but leaving endless scope for the child’s imagination.

Cost: Free with subscription

Devices: Web


NASA

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Students in grades 4 and up can use this app for research and projects. Access news, photos, videos, mission information, and more from the country’s leading authority on space. 

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad


Plus, check out our best apps for fifth grade.