The 10 Best Educational Apps You Won’t Mind Your Kids Spending Hours Playing

Sometimes when your kid needs help with homework, it’s easy to lend a hand. Other times, not so much. When research or reading is involved, it might be simpler to figure things out, but more advanced math and science—especially if it’s done differently than when we were in school—can be tricky. Consider trying one of the apps on this list to get your kid that extra assist on demand. Since some of these tools give up the answer to problems pretty easily, it’s a good idea to supervise to prevent copying and promote actual learning.

Excellent tutorials on math, humanities and more, for free. Age 5+

Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating. Age 11+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)

Step-by-step solutions help kids master math, for a price. Age 11+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)

Point, scan, solve support tool; watch for cheating. Age 11+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)

Solve math problems, see process, pay for extended use. Age 11+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)

Super step-by-step solutions may give too much “help.” Age 12+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)

Pricey option for convenient tutoring and study help. Age 13+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)

Snap a picture, get homework help in math and science. Age 13+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)

Subscription tool gives solutions with steps; kids can copy. Age 13+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)

Live tutors give in-depth help to tweens and teens. Age 13+

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)

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