Common Core Explorer

3.NBT.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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Curiosityville
Highly engaging, age-appropriate site with delightful games
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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3rd Grade Math Planet – Fun Math Game Curriculum
Fun practice tool features games, drills, and progress tracking
GRADES
2 - 3
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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3rd Grade Splash Math Game
Cheerful digital workbook reinforces range of math skills
GRADES
3
PRICE
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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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DoodleMaths
Short, daily practice and positive language make success accessible
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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DragonBox Big Numbers
Carrot-and-stick arithmetic app makes students fluent in regrouping
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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DreamBox Learning Math
Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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EducationCity
Cute, clever, standards-aligned activities teach foundational skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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GPALoveMath
Earn cool rewards for learning, practicing core math skills
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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i-Ready
Solid adaptive instruction in reading and math, with data at the ready
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
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
PRICE
Free to try
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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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LearnZillion
Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachers
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free
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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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NOT YET RATED
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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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Matific
Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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Montessori Math: Add & Subtract Large Numbers
Solid interactive tool targets regrouping with 3- and 4-digit numbers
GRADES
2 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Motion Math
Playful collection of games reinforces a diversity of skills
GRADES
K - 7
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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myBlee Math
Comprehensive virtual tutor offers great feedback
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Numberock
Rock out with catchy math music videos and tons of extras
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Pet Bingo - by Duck Duck Moose
Effective and fun CCSS-aligned math for K-4
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Redbird Mathematics
Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms
GRADES
K - 7
PRICE
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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Tailor-ED
Create differentiated math lessons and assessments in minutes
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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TenMarks Math
Responsive and adaptive math practice for every grade level
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Treasure Sums - Lumio Addition and Subtraction (Full Version)
Swashbuckling puzzles build fact fluency, problem-solving skills
GRADES
3 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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YummyMath
Make math matter with problems kids can relate to
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free, 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
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n/a
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Zearn
Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free
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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
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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5 Dice: Order of Operations Game
Math game targets order of operations, demands higher-order thinking
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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AB Math - fun game for kids and grownups
Practice in basic math operations serves its purpose
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Arcademics
Free games provide math and language skill practice
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Arloon Mental Math
Lessons + drill-style games = mental math fluency
GRADES
3 - 5
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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BrainQuake Math
Research-backed game builds number sense, may quickly grow stale
GRADES
2 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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Brainy City Rush
Fun math-review game covers lots of concepts, offers little feedback
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
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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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CoBELS
Math and science games emphasize conceptual understanding
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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DigitWhiz
Practice math at your own pace with adaptive, free games
GRADES
3 - 7
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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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
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Formative Loop
Math program makes daily practice a snap
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Gazillionaire!
Financial literacy sim can teach life lessons but is showing its age
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free, Free to try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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Get More Math
Adaptive program employs mixed review for improved skill retention
GRADES
4 - 11
PRICE
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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NOT YET RATED
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IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
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
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Math Antics
Cheesy videos pair with useful resources to teach foundational skills
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Math Attack Pro
Dry but adequate math quizzes enhance speed
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Math Blaster HyperBlast
Arcade-style fun with just enough math learning on top
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game
Action-packed arcade play has basic math-fact practice
GRADES
1 - 7
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Math Workout
Surprisingly fun daily fluency and speed drills with progress tracking
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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MathBoard
Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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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
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n/a
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Number Pieces, by The Math Learning Center
Finicky controls limit cool but basic virtual base-ten blocks
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Origo at Home
Solid, accessible math resources to assign for home or school
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Prodigy
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Shifu Plugo
Augmented reality app has appealing STEM puzzles, room to grow
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Teacher Advisor with Watson
Powerful search engine for math lessons lacks content
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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The Electric Company
Friendly edu-site's cool word games could use a few more challenges
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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The Unknown Number: Puzzle Math Arcade Game
Puzzling game needs more focus on learning
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Coolmath
Dated site with ads, simple games, limited resources
GRADES
1 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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GoGo Math Games
Good elementary math games spoiled by pervasive ads
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Mapoosa
Sim world packed with games, but more just-for-fun than for learning
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Math Practice Boards
Unexciting but serviceable math app lets kids draw answers
GRADES
2 - 6
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Math.com
Riddled with ads, this archaic site has just a few usable features
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Mathris
Need-for-speed addition game only slightly more fun than flashcards
GRADES
2 - 4
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
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
IXL
Solid practice drills offer (mostly) comprehensive standards alignment
GRADES
3
PRICE
Free to try
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
Website
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
Website
PhET Interactive Simulations
Beautiful and responsive tools shed light on tricky math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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