Common Core Explorer

2.OA.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
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
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
App
Crackers and Goo - Multiplication and Addition Math Skills Practice
Fun pattern game builds important math skills, estimation strategies
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math
Ingenious, intuitive way for kids to learn and practice the basics
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Dexteria Dots 2 - Fine Motor Skills and Math Concepts
Interactive game uses visual approach to help kids meet primary CCSS
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Dinorama
Fun, entrepreneurial sim encourages kids to make smart money moves
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
EducationCity
Cute, clever, standards-aligned activities teach foundational skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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
App
Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master
Mini-games offer excellent mix of play, learning, fruit-slicing fun
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
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
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
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
Lumio - math games for the Common Core classroom
Cool games boost math basics, support multiple users
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
MathCoach Interactive
Quality elementary practice site has detailed lessons, speedy feedback
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Motion Math: Cupcake!
Irresistibly sweet bakery sim empowers kids to run a successful business
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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: Hungry Guppy
Kids have a splashing good time learning addition with this colorful guppy
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
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
App
Mystery Math Museum
Fun, well-designed app engages kids as they practice skills
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Mystery Math Town
Clever story line pulls kids in as they work to solve problems
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
NRICH
Challenging puzzles get kids to focus on mathematical processes
GRADES
2 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
NRICH
Through creative exploration, kids practice important math skills
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
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
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Numbers League
Beat bad guys with math in super-fun, super-powerful practice app
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
PBS KIDS Lab
Quality TV show-based games offer early-elementary learning
GRADES
1 - 3
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
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
Reflex: Math Fact Fluency
Addictive and adaptive games to help kids memorize math facts
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Scratch
Jump-start future programmers with adaptive sandbox tool
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Teachley: Addimal Adventure
Jungle animals help kids swing into math with single-digit addition
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Teachley: Subtractimals
Multi-strategy math game builds comprehension and fact fluency
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
The Counting Kingdom
Magical math game teaches addition, boosts problem-solving skills
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
App
Todo Math: School Edition
One arithmetic app fulfills the needs of many learners
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
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
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
App
AB Math - fun game for kids and grownups
Practice in basic math operations serves its purpose
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Abacus Finch - Puzzlets
Engaging platformer with physical tiles builds some K–2 math skills
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
C0D3BR34K3RS
Quirky puzzler is a novel approach to algebra, offers little support
GRADES
5 - 10
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
App
Connect'Em
Challenging game connects math and logical thinking with fun
GRADES
1 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
DigitZ
Quick-tapping addition turns practicing math facts into a game
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Electric Sums - Lumio Addition & Subtraction (Full Version)
Charge up number sense, estimation, and math fluency with fun games
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
Website
Khan Academy
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
KidgitZ - It adds up to fun!
Helps kids master addition block by block
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
2
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
Game
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Phineas and Ferb
Engaging STEM play, with beloved characters leading the charge
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
LeapFrog games
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Learn to Count Money
Money practice treasure could be more valuable with more games
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Mangahigh
Arithmetic drills, strategy keep hot-air balloons flying, kids engaged
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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 Evolve: A Fun Math Game
Action-packed arcade play has basic math-fact practice
GRADES
1 - 7
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
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
Website
MrNussbaum
Solid collection of learning activities on a wide variety of topics
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Quento
Addictive puzzler drills addition, subtraction; lacks useful feedback
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Free, Free to Try
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
Sumdog
Let Sumdog be your guide through adaptive, straightforward math games
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet
Collaborative board game gets kids interacting, thinking, and laughing
GRADES
1 - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Tutpup
Math and spelling games heavy on competition, lighter on deep learning
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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
XtraMath
Straightforward math fluency practice is free but dull
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
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
App
Ice Math Ninjas: ZERO
Fruit Ninja-style arcade game has cute backstory but lacks depth
GRADES
2 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
3
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 Runner Plus
Cute birds don't make up for shortcomings in mental math app
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
App
Mathris
Need-for-speed addition game only slightly more fun than flashcards
GRADES
2 - 4
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
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