Common Core Explorer

3.OA.9

These apps, games, and websites will help your students identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.
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Math Nation
Approachable video courses break down math, build up student skills
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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ThinkCERCA
Well-structured lessons encourage deep analysis, thoughtful writing
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Numberock
Rock out with catchy math music videos and tons of extras
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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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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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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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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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, Paid
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n/a
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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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C0D3BR34K3RS
Quirky puzzler is a novel approach to algebra, offers little support
GRADES
5 - 10
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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NOT YET RATED
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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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NOT YET RATED
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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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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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Dudamath
Explore paperless possibilities in interactive, imperfect, problem-solving tool
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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ExploreLearning Reflex
Adaptive drills aim for math-fact fluency
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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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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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
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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 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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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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MathGames
Fast-paced games reinforce math facts
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun
Solid collection of learning activities on a wide variety of topics
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Parsegon
Free math assessment tool requires teacher time investment
GRADES
7 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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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Polyup
Super-cute gamified calculator may confuse more than calculate
GRADES
3 - 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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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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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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Wuzzit Trouble
Boost critical thinking and problem solving with fun math puzzler
GRADES
2 - 8
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Paid
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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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STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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EducationCity
Boost language skills with collection of activities, lessons, games
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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ExploreLearning Gizmos
Thoughtfully interactive math games blend concepts with practice
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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LearnZillion
Well-organized video lessons target key Common Core standards
GRADES
3
PRICE
Free
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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
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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