# Common Core Explorer

## 3.OA.5

These apps, games, and websites will help your students apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)
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Math Nation
Approachable video courses break down math, build up student skills
6 - 12
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Free, Paid
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ThinkCERCA
Well-structured lessons encourage deep analysis, thoughtful writing
3 - 12
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Free, Paid
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Cheerful digital workbook reinforces range of math skills
3
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Free, Free to try, Paid
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ALEKS
3 - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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Conceptua Math
Emphasis on visual learning helps students understand math concepts
3 - 6
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Free to try, Paid
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DoodleMaths
Short, daily practice and positive language make success accessible
Pre-K - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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FAKTR - all access
Electro-futuristic prime-factorization game is a total blast
4 - 12
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Free, Paid
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GPALoveMath
Earn cool rewards for learning, practicing core math skills
K - 5
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Free to try
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Inside Mathematics
Dynamic videos and printables support CCSS math practices
K - 12
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Free
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a huge plus, despite emphasis on drills
Pre-K - 12
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Free to try
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Llama Drama: Lumio Multiplication
Deep conceptual understanding takes the drama out of multiplication
1 - 4
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Free to try
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Lumio - math resources for schools
Cool games boost math basics, support multiple users
Pre-K - 3
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Free to try
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Mangahigh
Awesome, adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
2 - 12
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Free to try
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Motion Math
Playful collection of games reinforces a diversity of skills
K - 7
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Free to try, Paid
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Numberock
Rock out with catchy math music videos and tons of extras
K - 6
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Free to try, Paid
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Redbird Mathematics
Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms
K - 7
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Paid
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Tailor-ED
Create differentiated math lessons and assessments in minutes
K - 8
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Free
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Teachley: Mt. Multiplis
A fun game and conceptual approach to multiplication build math skills
3 - 5
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Free
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Wowzers
Game-based, adaptive math site engages kids with extrinsic rewards
K - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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Zap Zap Math - K6 Math Games
Space-themed practice tool aligns well with CCSS, but with distractions
K - 6
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Free to try
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Zearn
Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons
K - 8
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Free, Paid
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Brainy City Rush
Fun math-review game covers lots of concepts, offers little feedback
1 - 5
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Paid
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C0D3BR34K3RS
Quirky puzzler is a novel approach to algebra, offers little support
5 - 10
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Paid
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CoBELS
Math and science games emphasize conceptual understanding
3 - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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Common Core Quest - Math and ELA Quizzes
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
K - 12
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Free
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DigitWhiz
3 - 7
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Free
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DimensionU
ELA and math games alternate between play and practice
2 - 10
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Free to try
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Mac, Windows
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Dudamath
Explore paperless possibilities in interactive, imperfect, problem-solving tool
6 - 12
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Free
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Get More Math
Adaptive program employs mixed review for improved skill retention
4 - 11
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Free to try, Paid
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IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
Pre-K - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
K - 5
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Free to try, Paid
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Mac, Windows
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Typical ELA, math drills boosted by Ojibwe culture
3 - 5
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Free
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Math Blaster HyperBlast
Arcade-style fun with just enough math learning on top
2 - 8
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Free to try, Paid
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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
Pre-K - 10
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Free
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Mathable
Rack up points by building math equations on this board-game style app
3 - 6
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Free
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MathBoard
Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app
K - 8
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Paid
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Parsegon
Free math assessment tool requires teacher time investment
7 - 12
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Free
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PBS LearningMedia
Treasure trove of lesson resources will benefit from adaptation
Pre-K - 12
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Free
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Polyup
Super-cute gamified calculator may confuse more than calculate
3 - 12
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Free
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Prodigy
1 - 8
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Free
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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
1 - 5
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Free
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Powerful search engine for math lessons lacks content
K - 5
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Free
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Understanding Math - Times Tables: Learn to fluently multiply and divide within 100
Montessori-style practice tool helps kids grasp fundamental math concepts
3 - 5
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Math Fact Master
Review math facts on the go with bland digital flash cards
1 - 5
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Paid
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Math.com
Riddled with ads, this archaic site has just a few usable features
3 - 12
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Free
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Multiplication Nation
Video training center for math facts feels flat, uninspired
3 - 6
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Free to try, Paid
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STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
3 - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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ExploreLearning Gizmos
Thoughtfully interactive math games blend concepts with practice
3 - 7
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Free to try
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IXL
Solid practice drills offer (mostly) comprehensive standards alignment
3
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Free to try
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NRICH
Novel activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking
1 - 3
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Free
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Beautiful and responsive tools shed light on tricky math concepts