Common Core Explorer

2.MD.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Website
Mangahigh
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
Game
Prodigy
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
5
App
BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Bugs and Numbers
Critter app that covers wide array of fundamentals has terrific value
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
GPALoveMath
Earn cool rewards for learning, practicing core math skills
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
IXL: Math -- Second-grade skills
Extensive practice and assessment covering more than 200 grade-level skills
GRADES
2
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
LearnBop
Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Matific
Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Matific: 2nd Grade Games
Clever games challenge kids to think flexibly, become problem-solvers
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
NRICH: Lower Primary - Be a Mathematician
Novel activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
PBS KIDS Lab: Collections
Math and language activity guide helps organize and group content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Redbird Mathematics
Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms
GRADES
K - 7
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
ThinkCERCA
Critical-reading program buoyed by high-interest texts, clear structure
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Wowzers
Game-based, adaptive math site engages kids with extrinsic rewards
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
App
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
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Zearn
Innovative combo of live small-group instruction and online math lessons
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
2nd Grade Splash Math Education Learning Workbook
Explore wide-ranging math curriculum, earn fish for your aquarium
GRADES
2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
ClassK12
Lessons and quizzes provide thorough, if uninspired online practice
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Khan Academy: Early math
Good drills and quizzes for young kids; instruction might confuse
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
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
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Size Wise - NYSCI
Photo-measuring tool could help with ratios, but not accurate enough
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Slice It!
Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build geometry foundation
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Splash Math for Classrooms
Classroom edition still fun, needs better Common Core reporting
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Toca Builders
Students not quite ready for Minecraft get a creative, fun alternative
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED