The best game for preschooler I’ve found so far is Cute Math.

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Your little one can count baby penguins, pick the right amount of apples to put in a basket, move some happy birds around to solve addition problems, and drop apples off a tree to solve subtraction problems.

The best feature of this game is the modeling involved - all of the cute animals and objects become manipulatives that you can move around to help solve the problem. For instance, for the problem 3 + 4 = ___, there are 3 happy birds on one wire, and 4 happy birds on another. One tap of the screen sends all of the birds to one wire, and your child can easily count the birds altogether. Good stuff. Did I mention that it’s also cute?


* Cute Math comes with cool animations and cute voices that keep your child engaged and interested in learning. The application is not for everyone. In general, it would work with kids less than 6 years old. Cute Math is designed to help small children get started early with math and build a good basic foundation for the future.

Cute Math is very cute and fun for young kids. It’s never too early to get started with math, and this is a great app for that very purpose.

-- from iPhone App Finder

* Cute Math is featured in "New and Noteworthy" in iTunes, TWICE! (Jan 29 - Feb 23, Jun 1 - Now 2009)

* Cute Math is ranked 2nd in "Top Paid Apps" in Education category in iTunes (Jan 29, 2009)

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Cute Math is an interesting, comfortable application which helps your children learn basics of math from counting and sequence to the concept of addition and subtraction. Thanks to its vivid animations and cute voices, children can study easily while having fun. This application is suitable for children of age under 5 years.

Mini Games Instructions:

APPLE HARVEST: Helps to learn counting numbers from 1 to 10. A bird says how many apples it needs, and the player should drag apples of according number from the tree to the basket.

BABY PENGUINS: Helps to learn sequence of numbers from 1 to 10. Penguin mother calls little penguins from 1 to 10, player needs to drag the right penguin into the queue.

HAPPY BIRDS: Helps to learn the concept of addition. Two groups of birds are singing standing on the wires. Touch the center of the screen, one group of birds will fly to join the other group, visualizing the concept of addition. Player needs to drag the right answer from 4 optional numbers below the screen to complete the equation above.

FRUIT FALL: Helps to learn the concept of subtraction. Touch the center of screen, some of the fruits will fall from the tree, visualizing the concept of subtraction. Player needs to drag the correct answer from 4 options at the bottom of the screen to complete the equation above.

BALLOON BOUNCE: Random practice of addition and subtraction. 4 balloons with numbers on them float in the air. Player need to touch the one with the answer to the question above. The correct answer will be shown after that.

PARACHUTE JUMP: Random practice of addition and subtraction with time limit. 4 parachutes with numbers hang on them fall slowly in the night sky. Player needs to touch one of them to answer the question above. The correct answer will be shown after that. When the parachutes fall down behind the clouds, the time is up.

What's New

Version 2.0

Awesome iPad version!

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

A spelling error on the home page - pathetic

Momma concerned

Seriously... You want my child to learn from an app that has a spelling error on the home page? If there's an error with a simple word, who is to say I can trust the rest of the app to be correct? This is touted as an educational app; it is hardly educational. Even my first grader knows how to spell "watermelon".
Don't waste your money on this app.

Target Age for Cute Math is 3-4 years old - App needs some options


This a well produced, but extremely basic application for 3 to 4 year old children. I really want to rate it highly, but it must be noted that some of the included games are extremely limited. Baby Penguins for instance... once a child orders the penguins a single time, what else is there to do? It would be great if the penguins could be ordered in multiple ways, perhaps odds/even, or by 5s or even backwards. The most useful game for us has been Falling Apples because of the way it beautifully illustrates subtraction. I just wish the app had more flexibility. It is focused only on a very specific 6 month slice of child development.



This is a great way to spend time with my almost 3 year old niece. She loves playing with this game and is learning not just to count (cause she can already do that), but to give a more specific answer when asked not just shown and of course a great start for a more interactive math. Now if I can just install this on her itouch she'll have this at home. Yep, not quite 3 yrs yet and she knows how to use one. :)


Joyee Jonee
12.7 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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