Common Core Explorer

8.EE.4

These apps, games, and websites will help your students perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.
Website
Mangahigh
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
ALEKS
Strong adaptive learning makes traditional math curriculum more useful
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Desmos
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Khan Academy
Missions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Mathspace
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Virtual Nerd
Flip a classroom with these quality video math tutorials
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Wowzers
Game-based, adaptive math site engages kids with extrinsic rewards
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Yummy Math
Make math matter with problems kids can relate to
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Bettermarks
Slick math practice with intuitive tools and plenty of examples
GRADES
4 - 10
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Brainingcamp
Competent test prep with minimal teacher dashboard gets the job done
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
CoBELS
Math and science games emphasize conceptual understanding
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Game
Evolver
A pre-algebra package: knowledge delivered, fun lost in transport
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
MathBoard
Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
MathPickle
Videos of inventive problem-solving tasks should be aimed at kids
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Pick-a-Path
Maze-like puzzles promote critical thinking, boost core math skills
GRADES
3 - 7
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Pre-Algebra Guide
Handy but not-so-interactive reference for math rules and definitions
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
RealCalc Scientific Calculator
Fantastic, free math tool just as good as the real deal
GRADES
8 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Game
Space Base-10
Fast arcade-style game aimed at scientific-notation practice
GRADES
7 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
The Official ACCUPLACER Study App
Solid test prep features representative questions, detailed feedback
GRADES
8 - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Opus
Basic math problem bank is a bit problematic; more attention to detail would help
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
StraightAce
Pricey middle school math app suffers from variety of flaws
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
calculator.com
Options to calculate almost anything, including inappropriate content
GRADES
7 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
1
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
IXL
Give students practice and monitor data for reteaching opportunities
GRADES
8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Khan Academy
Middle school math concepts broken into digestible parts
GRADES
8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
LearnZillion
Video lessons, teacher resources address Common Core math standards
GRADES
8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Mathalicious
Math meets the real world through movies, pizza, and car engines
GRADES
6 - 10
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Mathalicious
Math made delicious with complete, practical MS lessons
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED