Help your sixth grader stay on top of their middle school workload
We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best 6th Grade Apps So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Top Apps for 6th Grade
Sixth grade is a transitional year in most schools. Children move from the elementary years, where the focus is on learning to read and mastering basic skills, to the secondary years, where focus shifts to using those basic skills to advance personal knowledge.
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 was in the top 15 in our Readers’ Favorite Geography apps. This 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 app is free to download. It includes 3 types of game play and over 1400 questions. Challenge brains and get kids thinking about the wider world outside of their own backyard!
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.
The app costs $2.99 and is worth its weight in gold for any student studying geometry, particularly the reluctant ones. This app will grab attention and keep it so learning can happen.
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.
The app is part of the Middle School Confidential series, so if your preteen benefits, look for other titles in the series. This one costs $2.99.
9 addictive games will help sixth graders add to their word collection painlessly. The app focuses on useful words and on actually using them instead of just memorizing definitions and spellings. It’s keyed to Common Core and includes 25 lessons (some available as in-app purchases) and 350 essential words and phrases.
The app costs $1.99 to try and offers the balance of the 25 lessons as an in-app purchase. Developers remind parents and teachers that, just like when they make snack choices, kids should be encouraged to use at least some of their screen time productively.