Common Core Explorer

7.EE.4.a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach. For example, the perimeter of a rectangle is 54 cm. Its length is 6 cm. What is its width?
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Desmos
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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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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eMathInstruction
Fantastic teacher resources for algebra and geometry lessons
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Graspable Math
Handy way to ditch the pen and paper when solving algebra equations
GRADES
6 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Khan Academy
Flexible learning environment offers a personalized journey to mastery
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
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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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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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MATHia
Comprehensive math practice provides teachers with actionable data
GRADES
6 - 9
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Mathspace
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
GRADES
6 - 12
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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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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Ardor Education
Solid adaptive math practice offers data around standards and skills
GRADES
6 - 10
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Bettermarks
Slick math practice with intuitive tools and plenty of examples
GRADES
4 - 10
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Brainingcamp
Competent test prep with minimal teacher dashboard gets the job done
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free to try
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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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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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Evolver
A pre-algebra package: knowledge delivered, fun lost in transport
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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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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Illustrative Mathematics
Comprehensive 6–12 curriculum highlighting math discourse
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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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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MathBoard
Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app
GRADES
K - 8
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Paid
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n/a
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Pick-a-Path
Maze-like puzzles promote critical thinking, boost core math skills
GRADES
3 - 7
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Free
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n/a
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STEM on Station
Lots of info about the space station, but tricky site organization
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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The Official ACCUPLACER Study App
Solid test prep features representative questions, detailed feedback
GRADES
8 - 12
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Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Ko's Journey
Story-based game with math puzzles feels like work
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Paid
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Mac, Windows
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Opus
Basic math problem bank is a bit problematic; more attention to detail would help
GRADES
4 - 8
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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calculator.com
Options to calculate almost anything, including inappropriate content
GRADES
7 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Khan Academy
7th grade lessons best as a preview, before teaching concepts in class
GRADES
7
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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LearnZillion
Video lessons and quizzes support 7th grade Common Core skills
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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