9 Answers

My grade 3 son is behind in maths and literacy but more behind in maths. What apps can you recommended that are free to download? My son loves his ipad but not a fan of educational learning so I’ve made a deal of 30 mins each day on ipad during school week.

Posted anonymously, 24th November 2015

Want more real mum questions sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.
Ask your question
  • Try 10on10, they are having a promotion giving free books ending tomorrow, they got maths and Words module


  • you can get apps for this. reading eggs is good! schools use that program

  • My daughter uses Mathletics – they have lots of different activities and you can play games with people from all over the world.

  • I would suggest asking the school for recommendations. They will know the best apps for your child.

  • You could try mathseeds which is part of the ABC Reading Eggs website/app or the Mathletics website is good too.

  • Have you asked the school teacher? They usually have some pretty good ideas. Study Ladder, Skoolbo and athletics are all good, but I think they come at a cost. Some workbooks that are excellent are the Fitzroy Program ones. I think they have some available as apps now – they are Australian and EXCELLENT!

  • Let’s see.. In primary school my daughter used a lot studyladder.com.au
    There are a lot of activities in different areas and my daughter always had a lot of fun.
    There was a math site too, bought through the school for something like 5 dollars a year I think. Let me check through my daughter old stuff.
    Found it! mathletics.com.au
    You were getting special certificates depending on your achievements and I’ve got them all.
    In Year 3 I remember she was using a lot one website that helped her with the time tables. It was very well done and free. Found it! It was this one
    I hope it all helps! :-)

  • My daughter used to go on maths websites when she was in primary school and used to love doing the maths activities. Unfortunately I can’t recall the names of the sites, but I’m sure you could google “primary school maths activities” and find some suitable sites.

  • What a great idea. Unfortunately, I have no idea so cannot help you. But I love the deal you have done with your son, that’s one way to achieve a result!

Post you answer
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

What is your answer to that question?
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your answer and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating