Math is a complicated subject. Some people are great at it and others don’t do so well. However, there are a bunch of mobile math games for the discerning mathematician or even if you want to make yourself better. Most games we stumbled across were for kids. After all, educational games are all the rage right now. Still, we found a good supply of math games for adults as well so we have a smattering of both kid and adult math games.
Price: Free / $0.99
2048 is an entertaining math puzzle game and one of the most popular math games on mobile. You move tiles around and combine the ones with the same numbers. The combined tiles double the number. Thus, you combine two fours to create an eight. The game continues until you can’t move anymore tiles or hit the 2048 number. The game comes with multiple board sizes, simple mechanics, and it’s family friendly. The full version of the game is $0.99. You can also play this one for free if you use Google Play Pass.
Khan Academy Kids
Khan Academy Kids is an educational app for kids with a bunch of fun mini-games. It has games for a bunch of different subjects and that does include math games. Some of the other subjects includes writing, language, reading, and problem solving skills. It’s not necessarily a game. It’s definitely an educational app. However, it has a bunch of games, it’s good for younger kids, and the math games are decent for that age range. Plus, it’s entirely free.
Math Games is a lame name for a game, but it’s a decent and very simple math game. You basically solve easy arithmetic questions on a timer. The more you get, the higher your score. It’s predominately for people who want to shore up their simple math skills for whatever reason. It also supports eight languages and there’s a two player mode as well.
Price: Free / $1.99
Math Land is a math game for kids. It features simple games with simple math and a pirate theme. You play as Ray and you try to recover the lost gems from the evil pirate Max. The game features 25 levels and its for kids around Kindergarten age. There are harder game modes for older kids and even adults if you want to use this to shore up your addition and subtraction skills. It’s not a free to play game and its $1.99 price tag is fairly reasonable.
Price: Free / $3.99
Math Master is another one of those brain training style math games. The goal is to answer arithmetic problems as fast as possible. You can focus specifically on one type such as subtraction or mix it up as you see fit. It has a simple, somewhat boring UI, but the math is solid and the game is decently okay for killing a few minutes. It also works in about a dozen languages. It’s completely playable for free or there’s an optional pro version for $3.99.
Math Riddles is, well a riddles app with mathematics. It features a slick, clean, minimal UI and a bunch of puzzles. Some of them are fairly easy, but there are a few good brain teasers in there. You can play a bunch of games and solve a bunch of puzzles. The game labels some of them as IQ tests but it’s a decent little app once you get beyond the silly category titles. It’s an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and it’s completely free.
Mental Math Master
Price: Free / Up to $7.99
Mental Math Master is yet another brain training math game and this one is quite nice. It features a minimal UI, a bunch of random questions, and simple controls. However, this one has some slightly more hardcore math than most of its competitors. It has things like square roots, logarithms, factorials, and some other harder stuff. In fact, if you want to improve your math skills and you don’t have any, you can try one of the easier games and eventually graduate up to this one.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Sudoku is one of the oldest and most popular math games and there are a bunch of mobile version. Sudoku.com is the most popular, but there are other options. Most of you know what Sudoku is. You fill out a grid of numbers so that each column, row, and each subgrid have the numbers one through nine. There are some variants on the game as well, but that’s the basic premise. Sudoku.com has a ton of puzzles for all skill levels and it isn’t too expensive to buy new puzzles. You can also get all the content free if you use Google Play Pass. We have a full list of the best Sudoku apps if you want other options as well.
Threes! is a lot like 2048 mostly because 2048 is a clone of this one. It works mostly the same. You move tiles around and combine them with similarly numbered tiles. The combined tiles double in value. Thus, you mash two threes together to make a six, then two sixes to make a 12, and so on and so forth. You can go with this or 2048. They both play about the same way, but 2048 is a bit more complete of a math game. This one is also available for free with Google Play Pass.
Price: Free / Up to $13.99
Toon Math is a hybrid between a math game and an endless runner game. The game mechanics are solidly endless runner. You dodge obstacles and run on a three lane path. Players eventually pick up a number and the game gives you a basic arithmetic problem. You solve it by jumping over obstacles in the lane with the proper answer. It’s a neat premise and it’s both kid and adult friendly.
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