Hit the Button Maths is an app designed to help develop mental maths and calculation skills.

The app is aimed at 5-11 year olds. There are 166 different game modes of varying difficulty so it is useful throughout the primary school age range. Answer as many questions as possible in minute-long games, or you can now practice without the pressure of a countdown timer - a feature which is new for 2019. Questions are randomly generated which means it is very replayable. The game has been carefully designed for children, with large, widely spaced buttons. We recommend that young children play on a tablet.

Six main topics are covered:

* Times tables - up to 10 or 12
* Division - up to 10 or 12
* Square numbers
* Number bonds
* Doubling
* Halving

Between these topics, the four standard arithmetic operations are covered: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

You can create up to 30 player profiles per device to track an individual's high scores (increased from 15 in 2019). If you prefer there's also the option to play as a guest. All data is stored locally on your device so you don't have to worry about privacy issues. We've also made it very easy for children to quickly switch between profiles after playing a game, if they're sharing a device.

After each game, the score achieved is displayed along with the child's high score. Bronze, silver or gold stars and trophies are awarded depending on the score achieved in each game.

What’s New

Version 1.1.7

NEW: Untimed practice mode
NEW: Subtraction within 10 mode
NEW: Additional mixed modes for Times Tables and Division
NEW: Times Tables and Division up to 10, as well as 12
NEW: Create up to 30 player profiles, up from 15
NEW: Option to reset guest scores under Manage Players
NEW: Improved results screen and re-balanced trophy boundaries
FIX: Rare crash when hidden buttons were hit
FIX: Rare hang that was possible during Subtraction within 20

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

paloma franklen ,

Hit the button

Ever since schools shut my 4 yr old has been bored to death because she hasn’t ha any schoolwork at all. So i looked u on the App Store maths games for kids . This was the first one to show up and it was also the only one with 4.1 stars . His made me tempted to buy . My daughter wanted it to. I got for her and no she wont leave her screen ! Sh has ben working mostly on her times tables , she used to only know her 2,1,5,10 Times tables now she knows every times table up to 11!!!! This app is amazing and i would recommend it to anyone .

TreasureToys123 ,

Amazing, Brilliant, Educational

My 5 yr old really enjoys this game. The challenges are linked to the end of year 1 mathematics targets and some are for year 2 targets.
I was previously a secondary school maths teacher so I really see the benefit of this app.
It may seem limited in what it offers, but working your way through the challenges and watching your child gain confidence in each area, is undoubtedly beneficial.
My daughter is a excellent at addition within 10 but hates and struggles with the subtraction within 10. But this good, as with a little practise every day, I know she’ll improve.
Previously I’ve been hand writing the sums on paper for her, spending 20-30 minutes per day. but no more! This app saves time because it’s so effective, the timer means she focuses and doesn’t lose concentration, which also means she answers more questions in less time, plus she loves hearing the sounds, and seeing reward trophies.
This app is amazing , best £3 I’ve spent in a very long time.

akacoach ,

Good but not yet great

The app itself is good. It has given my son plenty of consolidation practice. There are trophies to earn but you cannot see the trophies except after completing the task. It would be nice to see which trophy has been earned for each exercise on the screen where the top scores are accessible, this would allow parents to guide kids to areas to practice a little more easily.


Topmarks Online Ltd
14.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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