Common Core Explorer

8.EE.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x2 = p and x3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that √2 is irrational.
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Mangahigh
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
GRADES
2 - 12
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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NOT YET RATED
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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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Desmos
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Gooru
Personalized tool fosters exploration, teacher-led meaningful learning
GRADES
5 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Khan Academy
Missions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore
GRADES
K - 12
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Free
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n/a
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Mathalicious
Toughest palates can't resist appetizing look at real-world math
GRADES
6 - 12
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Paid
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n/a
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Mathspace
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
GRADES
6 - 12
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Virtual Nerd
Flip a classroom with these quality video math tutorials
GRADES
6 - 12
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Free, Paid
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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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Yummy Math
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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Bettermarks
Slick math practice with intuitive tools and plenty of examples
GRADES
4 - 10
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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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Common Core Quest
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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Cosmeo
Info-rich site could use detailed performance tracking tools
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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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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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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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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JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, 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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Mathemagics -- Mental Math Tricks
Boost speed and impress friends with quality math tricks
GRADES
6 - 9
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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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Pre-Algebra Guide
Handy but not-so-interactive reference for math rules and definitions
GRADES
6 - 8
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Paid
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n/a
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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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Fun Math Tricks
Visually dull app teaches shortcuts to advanced math students
GRADES
4 - 10
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Paid
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n/a
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Mental Math Free
Solid but pretty dull multiplication practice with a few tricks
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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StraightAce
Pricey middle school math app suffers from variety of flaws
GRADES
6 - 8
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Free, 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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IXL
Give students practice and monitor data for reteaching opportunities
GRADES
8
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Khan Academy
Middle school math concepts broken into digestible parts
GRADES
8
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Free
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n/a
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LearnZillion
Video lessons, teacher resources address Common Core math standards
GRADES
8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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