Common Core Explorer

3.G.1

These apps, games, and websites will help your students understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
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BrainPOP Jr.
Original videos and activities a treasure trove for teachers and students
GRADES
K - 3
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Paid
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n/a
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Math Nation
Approachable video courses break down math, build up student skills
GRADES
6 - 12
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Scratch
Creative sandbox opens the door to coding in any subject area
GRADES
2 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense
Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry
GRADES
1 - 4
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Paid
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n/a
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3rd Grade Splash Math Game
Cheerful digital workbook reinforces range of math skills
GRADES
3
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Free, Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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ALEKS
Strong adaptive learning makes traditional math curriculum more useful
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
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Free
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n/a
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ChessKid
The right combo of learning and play for chess fans at any level
GRADES
K - 12
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Free, Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Doodle Fit
Geometric puzzler makes playing with blocks fun
GRADES
2 - 6
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Free
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n/a
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Doodle Fit 2: Around the World
Souped-up sequel still challenges spatial reasoning
GRADES
3 - 5
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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DoodleMaths
Short, daily practice and positive language make success accessible
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Dragon Shapes - Lumio Geometry Challenge (Full Version)
Boost critical-thinking skills with fun tangram puzzles
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
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Paid
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n/a
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DragonBox Elements - Geometry
Innovative game-based approach to teaching geometry
GRADES
3 - 8
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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
K - 8
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Paid
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n/a
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a huge plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
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Free to try
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n/a
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
STEM lessons creatively build off of NASA data and real space missions
GRADES
K - 12
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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LearnBop
Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Lumio - math resources for schools
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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Mangahigh
Awesome, adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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Math Cats
Whimsical site sneaks math into practical activities
GRADES
1 - 5
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Free
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n/a
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Mathventure for 3rd Grade
Dynamic lessons, quizzes limited by e-book capabilities
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3
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Paid
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n/a
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Osmo Tangram
Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports
GRADES
K - 3
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Free
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n/a
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RelationShapes
Great visual-spatial practice balanced with imaginative free play
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
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Free
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n/a
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ShapeKit
Shapes and imagination meet in endlessly creative app
GRADES
K - 3
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Paid
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n/a
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Space Physics
Clever, open-ended physics games fun but tricky
GRADES
3 - 8
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Paid
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n/a
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SplashLearn
A colorful, fun way for students to build math skills mastery
GRADES
K - 5
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Free
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n/a
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ST Math: K-6
Game-based, visual activities get below the surface for deep learning
GRADES
K - 6
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Tailor-ED
Create differentiated math lessons and assessments in minutes
GRADES
K - 8
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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
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Zearn
Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons
GRADES
K - 8
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Zorbit's Math Adventure
Set off into space for story-based math skills practice
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
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Free to try
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n/a
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Brainy City Rush
Fun math-review game covers lots of concepts, offers little feedback
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1 - 5
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Paid
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n/a
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ClassK12
Lessons and quizzes provide thorough, if uninspired online practice
GRADES
K - 5
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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CoBELS
Math and science games emphasize conceptual understanding
GRADES
3 - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Common Core Quest - Math and ELA Quizzes
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
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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
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Mac, Windows
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Game Classroom
Fun, game-based homework helper can supplement classwork
GRADES
K - 6
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Free
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n/a
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Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center
Digital take on classic math tool
GRADES
K - 5
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Free
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n/a
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Geometry Quest
Travel-themed geometry quiz needs more content
GRADES
3 - 6
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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I Know It
Elementary math site encourages kids to practice, celebrate skills
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to try, 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
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Mac, Windows
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Math Antics
Cheesy videos pair with useful resources to teach foundational skills
GRADES
3 - 8
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Math Live!
Fun animations and interactive practice teach conceptual math content
GRADES
4 - 6
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Free
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n/a
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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
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Free
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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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Patterns
Well-rendered 3D geometric world needs purpose to reach its potential
GRADES
3 - 12
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Paid
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Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS LearningMedia
Treasure trove of lesson resources will benefit from adaptation
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
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Free
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n/a
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Prodigy
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
GRADES
1 - 8
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Free
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n/a
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Shape Lab
Sandbox tool with blank canvas promotes learning through exploration
GRADES
K - 6
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Paid
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n/a
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Slice It!
Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build geometry foundation
GRADES
3 - 7
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Spaghetti Marshmallows
Play with your food in cute but tricky construction app
GRADES
3 - 6
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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
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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IXL
Solid practice drills offer (mostly) comprehensive standards alignment
GRADES
3
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Matific
Inquiry-based activities build math engagement and understanding
GRADES
2 - 4
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NRICH
Novel activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking
GRADES
1 - 3
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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