Common Core Explorer

2.NBT.5

These apps, games, and websites will help your students fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Website
Curiosityville
Highly engaging, age-appropriate site with delightful games
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
3
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
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
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
DragonBox Big Numbers
Carrot-and-stick arithmetic app makes students fluent in regrouping
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
DreamBox Learning Math
Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Fizzy's Lunch Lab
Professor Fizzy and crew make it fun to be healthy
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Front Row
Zero in on Common Core math and ELA with personalized practice and assessments
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
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
i-Ready
Solid adaptive instruction in reading and math, with data at the ready
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
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
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
LearnZillion
Great videos to supplement your own Common Core-aligned lessons
GRADES
2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Marble Math Junior
Sticky math practice encourages kids to keep playing, maze after maze
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Matific
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
App
Motion Math: Hungry Fish
Six games build mental math skills and promote fact fluency
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Motion Math: Pizza!
Serving up valuable economics lessons with an extra helping of fun
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
myBlee Math
Comprehensive virtual tutor offers great feedback
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try
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
App
Pet Bingo - by Duck Duck Moose
Effective and fun CCSS-aligned math for K-4
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
PhET Interactive Simulations
Beautiful and responsive tools shed light on tricky math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
TenMarks
Responsive and adaptive math practice for every grade level
GRADES
1 - 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
4
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
Arcademic Skill Builders
Fun games provide helpful math and language practice
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Brainy City Rush
Fun math-review game covers lots of concepts, offers little feedback
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Cash Cow
Money-counting game adds up to truckloads of fun on the farm
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
2
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
Game
DimensionU
ELA and math games alternate between play and practice
GRADES
2 - 10
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
K-12 Money
Straightforward money counting activities helpful but not so inspiring
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Game
Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Math Blaster HyperBlast
Arcade-style fun with just enough math learning on top
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Math Magic
Encourage and empower with flexible, fun basic math app
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
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
Math Vs Zombies - Math Games Grade K - 5
Save yourself from the undead with fast-paced math fact practice
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Math Workout
Surprisingly fun daily fluency and speed drills with progress tracking
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Mathable
Rack up points by building math equations on this board-game style app
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
MathBoard
Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Mathmateer (formerly Rocket Math)
Rocket-flying physics fun launches between intense math drills
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Motion Math: Match
Highly interactive, fast-paced game builds fact fluency
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Number Pieces Basic, by the Math Learning Center
Virtual, limited base-ten blocks work best for younger math students
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Number Pieces, by The Math Learning Center
Finicky controls limit cool but basic virtual base-ten blocks
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Operation Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
Spy-themed drills engage elementary students, build math fluency
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Quick Math - Multiplication Table & Arithmetic Game
Kids build fluency with drill-like game that promotes speed, accuracy
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Smart-EZE: Minutes A Day - Math, English, and Reading Comprehension Review
Skill-and-drill tasks fine for practice, not so great for instruction
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
SoGaBee's Math Facts Fun: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
Practice drills can target individual skills with customization tool
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
Understanding Math - Addition and Subtraction
Interactive but basic math practice; touchscreen issues distract
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Wuzzit Trouble
Boost critical thinking and problem solving with fun math puzzler
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Coolmath
Dated site has fun games, unclear math connections
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
GoGo Math Games
Good elementary math games spoiled by pervasive ads
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Mapoosa
Sim world packed with games, but more just-for-fun than for learning
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Math Bingo
Cute bug bingo draws kids in but offers little depth
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Math Fact Master - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
Review math facts on the go with bland digital flash cards
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Math Quiz
No-frills targeted practice for range of abilities, needs more instructional support
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
App
Number Rack, by The Math Learning Center
Virtual abacus works just like the real thing, not as fun
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
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
Website
IXL
Extensive practice and assessment covering more than 200 grade-level skills
GRADES
2
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
NRICH
Novel activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
NRICH
Challenging puzzles get kids to focus on mathematical processes
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
NRICH
Problems and games challenge kids to think outside the box
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED