Mental Math Cards Games & Tips 4+

Challenge, Facts, & Practice

Nicholas McNamara

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Want to improve your math skills with out having to memorize a hundred tricks? Mental Math Cards is designed to help people of all ages and skill levels improve their arithmetic abilities through easy to remember (and use) tips, practice question sets, and an addictive game. Unlike many other math apps, advanced problems are also supported to keep things challenging as your skills improve.

Mental Math Cards is fully integrated with Game Center - providing both Leaderboards and Achievements. The Game Center features allow you to test your skills against the rest of the world and to share your scores and accomplishments with friends.

Mental Math Cards provides step by step instructions on how to approach solving all of the problems it shows - for all operations and difficulty levels. Each difficulty level for each operation type is carefully thought out to build on the skills mastered in previous levels. For instance, hard multiplication problems are shown to be solvable by breaking problems down into medium and easy level problems.

Students: Prepare for the math sections of the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT, as well as for regular school tests. Many tests don't allow for calculators, and greater comfort with arithmetic will still improve your scores even if calculators are allowed.

Professionals: Impress colleagues, family, and friends with lightening fast and accurate mental math skills. Impress interviewers during job interviews that have quantitative component by solving problems with out needing a pencil and paper.

Mental Math Cards supports 1 by 1, 2 by 1, 2 by 2, and 3 by 3 digit problems. Given that flexibility, Mental Math Cards is as appropriate for use by beginning students as it is for college graduates looking to sharpen there skills for quantitative interviews and to impress friends & colleagues.

Mental Math Cards supports all four of the major arithmetic operations - as well as a mixed operations mode that randomly shows all types of problems.

- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division

Feel free to contact me with any feedback and feature suggestions.

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Select User Reviews:

***** - Excellent! - "I was hoping something like this existed when I bought an iPhone. This is an excellent implementation of it and works just the way I was hoping. It includes a lot of well written instructions on how to master the tougher problems."

***** - Keep it up! - "This game is a fun way for grown ups to keep up on their math skills. Most adults forget half of what they have learned in school. Like most things if you don't use it you forget it. This is a cool fun way to keep those Math juices flowing!" - MonicaP Retired school teacher

***** - Epic - "This app really works I got an a+ on my math test when I studied with this app"

What’s New

Version 3.8.1

+ New feature: Daily practice goal setting (set and track daily practice goals).
+ New features: Ability to share your high score from the results screen.
+ New feature: Visual Score Tracking: interactive graphs showing how your skills are improving over time.
+ Handwriting recognition Improvements - including ability to now use the entire screen as scrap space & to selectively delete numbers by crossing them out.
+ Now includes MacOS Support
+ Bug fixes and minor enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

rj raymen ,

Well Done

Honestly, you would think it’d be easy to find a simple math practice app, but there’s so many bad ones. This one is super easy to use. The interface gets out of the way so you can focus on the math itself. The buttons are easy to press, the numbers are displayed clearly, and the last update allows the numbers to be read out instead of shown; this is an excellent feature. It’s very likely that if you have to do mental math it’s because the numbers are given to you verbally as opposed to on paper, so this allows a whole additional degree of practice. The things i’m missing in this application, and I’m hoping will be added are: 1) More customization/difficulty with the numbers. For example i’d like to multiply 2 digit by 3 digit numbers and 3 digit by 3 digit numbers. 2) Decimal places! This is another thing I’d like more practice on. 3) Negative numbers. Similar to the other aspects, i think this just would be a nice addition. Sure some of these things exist in other apps, but those ones all just feel harder to use and are clunkier. This is by far the cleanest, simplest mental math app, so i’m willing to wait for more updates.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the well thought out feedback! Always enjoy hearing from people who enjoy using the app. More exciting functionality is definitely coming soon. Stay tuned.

Trash annoying game ,

Terrible math game

The reason I hate this math game is because it gives you a timer for only 2 minutes and you can’t just think freely instead it forces you to be overwhelmed by how you know it’s counting down every single second and with that to white something like 628 it would appear as 826 and would be backwards meaning you would have to write it backwards and also with that all being said another thing is that how will I have time if I only get 2 minutes in multiplication if I choose medium or hard mode and I have to have scratch paper because it’s something like 68x42 in 4th grade you learn how to do that but you only get 2 minutes? That’s like telling a kid as a teacher to hurry up even though they are in the 2nd grade and it’s 34x23 usually you don’t learn it by then in second grade you barley start doing multiplication for some kids there even is no multiplication a and with the timer also comes division for division if your at least not in the 4th or 3rd grade solving division might be pretty hard especially when your being rushed and only 2 minutes and also long division for example if your on hard mode in division it will give you stuff like 82 divided by 7362 so you only then get 2 minutes what if a kid just wants to work on his division step by step they’ll barely get anything done and with all that. Being said this is why this is a terrible math game

Kylie Bretherick ,

read this

So I was all like oh my sixes and so the next week I was so messed up and I got this app and I was like oh my gosh Mom I need this at my teacher said I have to have this app that can get done by six is because you’re so boring and I want to be done with them that I can go onto my sevens so then I got this app and I’m just physics as I’m on my seventh and I’m still my seven so this is really good because I used to not be good at multiplication or math or even math. Not even like a little bit so I’m really good at math now just because of this app so I’m really happy about this app too and I’m really glad that they made this app because kids need this app to learn math and good at math I think it done with math and like do you really good at math so like let’s just say if you’re not good at math at all and you get this app and the next day you show up at school and you do three whole math test and you get it all right wow this app is great because I did that last week and serve yeah download this app and you’ll definitely like it

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