Deal With SATs No Sweat: The Best KS2 Preparation Apps

SAT time is approaching, getting to the soon-to-be secondary school students closer day by day. In turn, your child's academic achievement in the future greatly depends on how successful he or she will pass it. To make a fidgeting kid focus on studying isn't the easiest thing to do. This is why we've prepared Top 5 KS2 apps, to help your little troublemaker get a good grade.

1. Doodle Maths – Math Can be Fun?

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Doodle Maths is an educational game, which helps boost a child's confidence in solving basic math questions and problems. Problems are presented in a playful form by friendly robots. Each math problem is shown and explained in a way that a child can easily understand. Thanks to its bright imagery and juicy color palette, remembering mathematical rules becomes easier – visual memory snatches such pictures faster than bleak study book illustrations. Doodle Math shows that crunching numbers can be captivating.

2. Zapzapmath – Lasers, Aliens, and Equations

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Zapzapmath offers nearly 200 math topics to be studied and revised. Put in the form of a game, this educational app introduces the learner to the quirky, one-eyed alien characters. They need help with various tasks:

  • Chemistry experiments,
  • Sea sailing,
  • Ice crushing,
  • Piloting a space ship,
  • Trying out fancy outfits etc.

Naturally, the only way to provide your assistance is to solve a few math problems.  And as you know, there's no better learning than through playing.
Zazapmath's cute aliens desperately need help with addition, subtraction, and so forth.

3. English Grammar Book – Spelling + Punctuation

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A perfect app for revising grammar. It's free, intuitive, and pretty well-structured. Its topics include:

  • Articles
  • Verbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Determiners
  • Idioms
  • Interjections
  • Nouns
  • Phrases
  • Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Question tags
  • Reported Speech

In other words, it includes the entire grammar course necessary for passing the English exam. To each term/part of speech, an explanation and examples are given. Practice exercises are a bonus. English Grammar Book is an amazing free app for keeping mastery of English in check.

4. BBC Bitesize – From Welsh to Computing

BBC Bitesize screenshot

Technically not a mobile app, BBC Bitesize is an education web-platform. In a cartoonish and playful form, it explains what skills each school subject provides, along with that offering games, quizzes, guides, and so forth. The subject repertoire is astounding:

  • English.
  • Irish, Italian, and Mandarin.
  • PSHE and Citizenship.
  • Design and technology.
  • Maths.
  • Physical education.
  • Geography.

Eye-friendly visuals, a variety of subjects, and overall simplicity make BBC Bitesize a marvelous tutoring platform.

5. Crickweb – Boosting Cognitive Skills

Crickweb screenshot

Crickweb is another educational web-platform. It doesn't exactly specialize in SAT preparation. In turn, it offers a magnificent arsenal of games, which help your child develop memory, abstract thinking, the focus of attention, and general erudition. It includes games like Mental Maths, Problem Solving, Reading, etc.
Crickweb encompasses a wide variety of school subjects, masked as games.

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