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Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core Standards

Learn more about engaging math apps and websites to use in the classroom.

Amy Wilson | August 16, 2013

If you are in a state that's aligning its curriculum to Common Core, you are, no doubt, on the hunt for apps and websites that support Common Core State Standards.

This list highlights the best math apps and websites that are Common Core aligned and is part of our Top Picks area of the site.

To see exactly which standards are supported, click into a review and look for the "See Standards" button on the left-hand column of the page.


IXL has a whopping 2,000 math-practice modules that meet nearly all the Common Core math standards. You'll find Pre-K games covering the fundamentals through high school lessons and learning activities on geometry, how to graph equations, or the Pythagorean theorem, for example. Read the full review.

Numbers and Counting Adventures

The mathematical concepts covered are sound and embedded into the games. There are a variety of counting skills, including counting a number of objects, recognizing numerals, sequencing numbers, and matching a numeral to a pictorial representation. Read the full review.

Bugs and Numbers

The variety of skills covered here is unusual for math apps -- kids can practice their numbers, count money, tell time, and develop an understanding of fractions all in one place. Also, the amount of quality content for the price is remarkable. Read the full review.


Curiosityville is a great example of age-appropriate Web content for little kids. The easy-to-use, straightforward design is aimed at the preschool to early elementary set, providing a safe online play space. Read the full review.

DreamBox Learning Math

DreamBox Learning Math is an interactive, adaptive, self-paced program that provides engaging activities for students to learn and practice skills and concepts in mathematics. This comprehensive mathematics program covers a wide range of subjects and skills at each grade level. One of the strengths of the program is that players can progress through the skills and activities of any grade level, regardless of their actual grade level. Read the full review.


Cyberchase is an educational website and companion to the award-winning PBS Kids show of the same name. The games are engaging and appealing, and they provide solid practice with a variety of math skills. Read the full review.

BrainPop Featured Movie

Tim and Moby the robot, in a series of animated videos, break down tons of topics from atoms to the idea of … a main idea! With BrainPOP Featured Movie's extensive collection, students can get a fun, free daily dose of information. Read the full review. is a Flash-based website that boasts a dozen math games and hundreds of tutorials and quizzes -- all aligned with Common Core standards. It provides a good way of acquainting kids with a wide variety of math fundamentals, from addition and subtraction to beginning algebra concepts. Read the full review.

Slice It!

Slice It! delivers 200 brain-teasing puzzles that challenge kids' understanding of core geometry concepts including shapes, symmetry, area, and measurement. Each puzzle presents a different shape, which kids must "slice" into a set number of equal parts. Read the full review.


Unlike many math games, DragonBox+ integrates entertainment and instruction so seamlessly that learning gameplay is essentially learning algebra. By the time kids "win" the game, they'll be shocked by how much they've learned. Read the full review.


In an effort to improve middle school kids’ attitudes about the subject, Mathalicous teaches math via trendy, open-ended, real-world scenarios. Companion materials like student worksheets, a teaching guide, and a multimedia slideshow guide each lesson. Read the full review

These products are from our top picks list, Math Tools Aligned to Common Core Standards. What are some of your favorite math apps, games, and websites mapped to Common Core State Standards? Log in to leave a comment below. If you use any of these products in the classroom, log in to submit a Field Note about how you have integrated them into your lesson plans. Your colleagues would love to see your tips!