Common Core Explorer

2.G.1

These apps, games, and websites will help your students recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.5 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
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BrainPOP Jr.
Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Code.org
Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Mangahigh
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Prodigy
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
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The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense
Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Zearn
Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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2nd Grade Math Planet – Fun Math Game Curriculum
Games engage and challenge; great for practice and building fluency
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Doodle Fit
Geometric puzzler makes playing with blocks fun
GRADES
2 - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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i-Ready
Solid adaptive instruction in reading and math, with data at the ready
GRADES
1 - 8
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Paid
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n/a
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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LearnBop
Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Lumio - math games for the Common Core classroom
Cool games boost math basics, support multiple users
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Math Cats
Whimsical site sneaks math into practical activities
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Montessori Geometry
Clever games help kids name shapes and identify them in the real world
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Pattern Shapes, by the Math Learning Center
Virtual pattern blocks with some extra useful teaching tools
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Scratch
Jump-start future programmers with adaptive sandbox tool
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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ShapeKit
Shapes and imagination meet in endlessly creative app
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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ST Math: K-6
Game-based, visual activities get below the surface for deep learning
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Tangram for Osmo
Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Wowzers
Game-based, adaptive math site engages kids with extrinsic rewards
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Zap Zap Math - K6 Math Games
Space-themed practice tool aligns well with CCSS, but with distractions
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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2nd Grade Splash Math Education Learning Workbook
Explore wide-ranging math curriculum, earn fish for your aquarium
GRADES
2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Brainy City Rush
Fun math-review game covers lots of concepts, offers little feedback
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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ClassK12
Lessons and quizzes provide thorough, if uninspired online practice
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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DimensionU
ELA and math games alternate between play and practice
GRADES
2 - 10
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center
Digital take on classic math tool
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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Math Vocabulary Cards, by the Math Learning Center
Math flash cards useful for students of all ages, if a bit boring
GRADES
Pre-K - 10
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Mathmateer (formerly Rocket Math)
Rocket-flying physics fun launches between intense math drills
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Move the Turtle. Programming for kids
Unique app helps young kids learn basic coding skills, with guidance
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Novel concept could deliver even more learning with better interactivity
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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PBS LearningMedia
Treasure trove of lesson resources will benefit from adaptation
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Shape Lab
Sandbox tool with blank canvas promotes learning through exploration
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Slice It!
Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build geometry foundation
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Splash Math for Classrooms
Classroom edition still fun, needs better Common Core reporting
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Teacher Advisor with Watson
Powerful search engine for math lessons lacks content
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet
Collaborative board game gets kids interacting, thinking, and laughing
GRADES
1 - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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BrainPOP Jr.
Fun videos and activities help target specific areas for improvement
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Khan Academy
Good drills and quizzes for young kids; instruction might confuse
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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LearnZillion
Great videos to supplement your own Common Core-aligned lessons
GRADES
2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Matific
Clever games challenge kids to think flexibly, become problem-solvers
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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NRICH
Problems and games challenge kids to think outside the box
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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NRICH
Novel activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS KIDS Lab
Math and language activity guide helps organize and group content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS KIDS Lab
Exemplary ELA, math activities support learning in and out of school
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED