2015 Edition: Best Apps for Back to School – 6th Grade


High quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school vocabulary prep, a comprehensive math practice tool, a tower defense geometry game and a graphic novel that covers a variety of middle school issues like self-esteem, teasing, bullying, peer pressure, stress and insecurity.

GeoBee Challenge by National Geographic

GeoBee Challenge by National Geographic was in the top 15 in our Readers’ Favorite Geography apps. This iPad only World geography app is designed for kids in grades 4 through 8. They are not kidding when they warn that this app is not for beginners!

The Land of Venn: Geometric Defense

Geometry to the rescue! The Land of Venn has come under attack and kids must use their knowledge of geometry to help save it. Of course, they need to learn some geometry in order to make that happen. Starting with points and lines, kids gradually build their geometry skills to help them fight back against the Evil Bookkenriders. To keep the monsters from drinking from the pools, kids must draw lines, triangles, and other geometric shapes to destroy them. At the end of each level is a new skill to learn and a new group of Evil Bookkenriders to defeat.

BuzzMath Middle School

BuzzMath Middle School is a comprehensive practice tool that offers thousands of exercises on Common Core topics in math for grades six through eight. Students and teachers can choose to use Common Core curriculum for each of the grade levels or a program suggested by the National Council of Teachers of Math covering all three grades.

Middle School Vocabulary Prep

Middle School Vocabulary Prep provides hundreds of words with definitions and parts of speech to study and learn, with practice quizzes and larger, randomized tests. Students can email test results and performance details to teachers or parents.

Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are by Electric Eggplant

This beautifully illustrated app for middle school students helps kids navigate the common issues of growing up and dealing with other kids and yourself. Issues include self esteem, teasing, bullying, peer pressure, stress and insecurity. It’s just a wonderful app with a style and tone that will appeal to tweens, teens and parents.