MathTango by Originator is a groundbreaking app that makes learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division truly fun for kids aged 5-10 (Grades K-5)!

Kids will learn more and learn faster with a unique, classroom-tested combination of math puzzles (incorporating modern techniques that make math easier and more intuitive) and classic “world-building” activities found in games.

Kids will progress through dozens of math lessons as they earn monsters, complete missions, build out their own unique worlds, and discover even more fun and surprises along the way. While they’re having great fun, you’ll know they’re learning!


⁃ Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice
⁃ Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient
⁃ KidSAFE Certified
⁃ Apple App Store App of the Day
- Common Sense Media's Best Math Apps for Kids List


⁃ Over 500 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division puzzles covering more than 40 math levels, followed by review levels with more math puzzles for lesson reinforcement and advanced play.

⁃ Lesson plan wizard generates a customized, age-appropriate curriculum for every user.

⁃ Common Core based curriculum that dynamically adapts so a child advances only when they have mastered the current lesson.

⁃ Addition and subtraction lessons include 9 unique puzzle game types that cover:
• Numbers and counting
• Ordering numbers
• Counting forwards and backwards
• Number patterns
• Odd and even numbers
• Comparing numbers
• Adding single digit numbers
• Adding doubles and near doubles
• Subtracting single digit numbers
• Subtracting 10’s
• Making 10 to add to 8 and 9
• Adding double digit numbers (with and without regrouping)
• Subtracting double digit numbers (with and without regrouping)

⁃ Multiplication and division lessons include 7 different puzzle game types that cover:
• Multiplying with factors of 2 and 5
• Multiplying with factors 9
• Multiplying with factors of 0 and 1
• Multiplying with factors of 10
• Multiplying with factors of 3
• Multiplying with factors of 4
• Multiplying with factors of 6 and 7
• Multiplying with factors of 8
• Dividing by 2, 3, 4 and 5
• Dividing by 6 and 7
• Dividing by 8 and 9
• Dividing with 0 and 1

⁃ Gameplay is structured around two worlds (Island and Starbase). Each world involves an ever growing number of missions that must be completed to earn unique characters and dozens of in-game items to customize the worlds.

⁃ 7-day free trial gives you unlimited access to all activities and lessons in the app before paying.

⁃ Designed and developed for children of ages 5-10+.

⁃ Learn on the go. You can fully enjoy the entire app even when the device is offline.

⁃ Multiple user profiles on each device allow the entire family to learn at their own pace.

⁃ 100% free of advertisements and offers.

⁃ MathTango is a completely original app conceived, developed, and tested by a passionate team of 5 parents at Originator.


MathTango is a subscription service that gives total access to everything available in the app. You can choose to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis.

⁃ Payment will be charged to your Apple iTunes account after the 7-day free trial.

⁃ Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

⁃ You can use your subscription on any device registered with your Apple ID. Like all Apple subscriptions, MathTango can’t use family sharing to share subscriptions across different Apple IDs.

⁃ Cancel your subscription anytime without a cancellation fee through Account Settings on your device.

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What’s New

Version 9.0

More new missions! This update for MathTango subscribers includes:
- 24 new missions (12 on the island + 12 on the starbase)
- Lots of new monsters and robots to earn

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

rk8102 ,

Love this! (For a long time)

Fantastic for working on basic math skills! Earn monsters, build up a tropical island, and progressively cooler dance routines for addition and subtraction, and a planet star base for multiplication and division and basic algebra. It’s a fun way for kids to do math while they don’t realize they are being purposefully exposed to number patterns, ones, tens, multiples, differences, substitution, etc. It’s a practice app, not a teaching app. If you want a teaching app, use Endless Numbers another Originator app, or ToDo Math. We’ve had this since it was released and it’s nice to see it evolve. My kid started using this, when he was 4 or 5, and still loves it at 8. Before he could read, I used to read him the missions. (It would be nice if they were recorded for late readers.) The daily quests are a nice motivator. It’d be great to see more mini-games and rewards.

kejdhjdndnfn ,

Could be great!

My son and I love playing the puzzles together, but we end up having to turn it off as it is so frustrating. We are now several weeks in and have an island full of monsters (earned from activities). The island is totally crowded and then the daily missions/ tasks require you to find a specific monster before you can proceed. This requires you to spend lots of time touching every monster to see their name, and the game has bugs which means you can touch different monsters but the same monster name comes up. This can literally waste hours per week and drives us crazy, as the other aspects of this game are excellent. The way they do the math puzzles is as good as I have seen on any app but to progress you have to do the ridiculous time wasting tasks. E.g Find ‘any’ monster and put him on the trampoline is fine.....but when it says “find Terence, Rafael and Kondo, to complete a different activity with each one” are going to waste an hour doing that. This could be an awesome app if it didn’t waste so much time. The bugs don’t help. So frustrating.

JustineVT ,

Best math app

I was looking for an app to help my 9 year old with multiplication, so I thought I would try this. I had no idea how helpful it was going to be for her addition/subtraction as well.

In response to some people who have written that the problems can be repetitive. They seem to be designed that way on purpose, and for good reason. The app helps kids memorize the combinations numbers of common sums so they don’t have to rely on counting all the time ie: all the different ways you can make 14. This has had a huge impact on my daughter’s math calculation speed.

And the best part is my daughter loves this app. It does a great job of teaching math and gives kids high rewards for doing it.

I believe there is one small draw back that prevented me from giving it 5 stars. I think the multiplication app requires too much knowledge of the times table already. Also, unlike the addition/subtraction side, it jumps around a lot between different times tables. I needed to give my daughter a multiplication chart so she didn’t get too frustrated.

I think this app would be 5 stars if the lower levels of the multiplication could focus on one or two sets of times tables at a time to build confidence and memorization. For example it could start with 0,1, and 2; then go to 2 and 3, etc, etc..

Otherwise, I can’t say enough good things about it. There really isn’t any other apps like it.


Originator Inc.
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  1. Monthly Subscription $5.99
  2. Annual Subscription $39.99
  3. Complete Pack $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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