cool math games
You can improve your arithmetic and numeracy skills by playing free math game apps. Source: Wojtek Radwanski/ AFP

Are you looking to sharpen your arithmetic skills in a fun and creative way? Or maybe you would like to fill in your spare time in a productive way by refreshing some of the things that you learned in school? If so, why not try some cool math games that are free-to-play? 

If you’ve tuned in to the American quiz game show “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, you may have noticed that many adults have not retained or learned knowledge from their schooling years. An example of this is learning how to calculate and solve simple arithmetic and numeracy skills, which can sometimes elude those — including college and high school students — who may have forgotten things such as their timetables. 

Whether you’re still in school or will be heading off to university soon, a deep understanding or application of mathematical concepts, arithmetic and numerical problems often apply to our daily lives more times than we care to realise.

This can range from performing simple tasks like weighing food when tackling a new recipe at home to managing your monthly expenses so that you don’t overspend. 

While there are millions of cool math games that you can access for free, here are five apps to stimulate your brain by solving fun mathematical equations while refreshing your numeracy skills.

Cool math games to explore

Toon math runner

This game tests your ability to solve math equations while constantly running and getting through obstacles. Your main goal is to save your friends who have been kidnapped and brought to Halloween town before they turn into scarecrows. 

The immersive game tests your ability to manoeuvre a set of challenges, combining your ability to think quickly in solving mathematical equations whilst being mindful of any obstructions and to collect as many rewards as possible. 

Suitable for any educational level, the game is a fun way for you to boost your math intelligence. Players get to unlock new characters as they progress in the game and upgrade to a higher level of gameplay as their character or team levels up. 

Price on Android or iOS: Free

Kahoot! Multiplication Games 


Are your timetables a little rusty? Designed by the award-winning Dragonbox team, Kahoot! Multiplication Games gives you a chance to tackle simple multiplication tasks to help you improve your timetables. 

You are spoilt for choice to try your luck in 20 mini math games made for players of varying skill sets. No prior knowledge of multiplications is needed. 

The challenges range from very basic multiplication problems which help you tackle simple multiplications before moving up to solve more complex equations by taking on the more challenging mini games. 

Although most of the game content is free, full access to the content and full functionality of this app may require a paid subscription (refer below). 

Price on Android or iOS: Free 

One time in-app purchase: US$9.99

Kahoot Plus for Family Monthly: US$8.99 

Kahoot Plus for Family Annual: US$89.99 


This explorative game allows you to travel to different islands to find hidden gems stolen by an evil pirate called Max. 

Players will be subjected to a number of exciting math equations to bring them closer to retrieving the hidden gems. The game uses all forms of mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

A timer is included to encourage players to solve mathematical equations at a more rapid pace. It reinforces the learning of all multiplication tables and tests your ability to manage more complex additions and subtractions. It ingrains your mental ability to associate numbers with different arithmetic strategies. 

Math games – Zeus vs. Monsters 

Combining the elements of Greek mythology and fun math equations was an ingenious idea of game developer Peaksel Games! 

This fast-paced and dynamic arithmetic game trains you to solve time-based mathematical equations. Players solve varying levels of mathematical equations to keep your Zeus character alive against mythical monsters. 

The most challenging aspect of the game is the monster math flashcards which pop at the bottom of the screen, leaving you with little time to click on the correct answer to solve your math problem. 

Price on Android and iOS: Free 

Math | Riddles and Puzzles Maths Games 


Math helps you to unleash your inner genius by solving a mix of logical puzzles.

The different levels of math games reveal your mathematical talents that are hidden in geometrical shapes. You will train both sides of your brain by exploring the relations between the numbers in the geometrical shapes. 

The logical puzzles help you to create new connections for advanced thought and mental speed. 

Besides puzzles, you can explore different IQ tests, educational games, brain games and math games which benefit you in different ways such as improving your attention to focus as well as perception abilities and memory power. The game is suitable for both kids and adults.

Price on Android and iOS: Free