Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core Standards

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

August 16, 2013
Amy Wilson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES In the Classroom, Technology Integration, Tools

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 website IXL
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 interactive activities game 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 app 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 website Curiosityville
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 games 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 website Cyberchase
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 app 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.
mangahigh website 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 puzzles app 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.
dragonbox algebra 5-plus app DragonBox+Algebra
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.
mathalicious website Mathalicious
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!


Walter Sandoval
Special education instructor
Los Angeles Academy Middle School

This list is a very useful Math solvers websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students.  I just invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy

1 - yHomework - Math Solver:

2 - WebMath - Solve Your Math Problem:

3 - Do My Math Homework | YourHomeworkHelp:

Marshall Gause

NumberShire is an enchanting Common Core aligned K-2 math game with a story-based approach that has been shown to improve student learning. NumberShire is an immersive, internet-based, educational game with an intensive focus on critical whole number concepts and skills for students in kindergarten through second grade. NumberShire is intended for all students, especially those at risk for mathematics difficulties.

Thought Cycle has closely partnered with the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning to improve the quality of early math education through carefully crafted curricula and thorough research. Thought Cycle is also extremely proud to have the Institute of Education Sciences’ support for NumberShire.

NumberShire is currently available on PC or Mac. Find out more at:

If you or your school are a Dibels Data System user checkout:

Check out the Common Sense Media review here:

Alex Meesters

Multi Bomb is a game where you have to stop bombs from reaching the city, but this can only be done by inputting the right solution which is indicated above the bomb. The game provides a rewarding and fun way to learn the mathmatical tables.

Here is a small video:


a s
Oregon School Boards Association
Salem, OR

My daughter had a hard time learning the times table.So I wrote an android application to assist her :)

Each exercise kids solve helps them to feed the cute panda.You can get daily reminders to feed the panda (solve exercises) and kids get rewarded with trophies upon goals completion.

Using this application my daughter learned the whole times table without noticing :-)

* Currently the application is only for Android phones *