# Common Core Explorer

## 8.F.4

These apps, games, and websites will help your students construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.
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Mangahigh
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
2 - 12
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Free, Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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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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n/a
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ALEKS
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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CueThink
Social approach to problem-solving promotes deep math learning
4 - 12
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Desmos
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
6 - 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
Pre-K - 12
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Free, Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Missions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore
K - 12
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Free
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n/a
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Knowre
Boost math skills with personalized learning, targeted lesson support
7 - 12
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Paid
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n/a
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LearnBop
Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts
K - 12
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Mathalicious
Toughest palates can't resist appetizing look at real-world math
6 - 12
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Paid
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n/a
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MATHia
Comprehensive math practice provides teachers with actionable data
6 - 9
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Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Mathspace
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
6 - 12
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Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Numbers
Organize and analyze data with gorgeous, customized spreadsheets
6 - 12
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Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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n/a
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Yummy Math
Make math matter with problems kids can relate to
3 - 12
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Bettermarks
Slick math practice with intuitive tools and plenty of examples
4 - 10
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Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Biz Kid\$
You can bet on business and finance being interesting for teens
6 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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Brainingcamp
Competent test prep with minimal teacher dashboard gets the job done
6 - 8
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Free to Try
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n/a
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Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
K - 12
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Free
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n/a
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DimensionU
ELA and math games alternate between play and practice
2 - 10
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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
4 - 8
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Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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FooPlot
Plot points, make graphs with basic but functional tool
6 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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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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n/a
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JogNog
2 - 12
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Lure of the Labyrinth
Students will get lured in right away, but may quickly lose their way
5 - 8
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Free
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Linux, Mac, Windows
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PBS LearningMedia
Treasure trove of lesson resources will benefit from adaptation
Pre-K - 12
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Tuva Labs
Access to curated data sets has tons of potential, needs more teacher support
4 - 12
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Free, Paid
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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
4 - 8
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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n/a
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calculator.com
Options to calculate almost anything, including inappropriate content
7 - 12
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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IXL
Give students practice and monitor data for reteaching opportunities
8
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Free, Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Middle school math concepts broken into digestible parts
8
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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LearnZillion
Video lessons, teacher resources address Common Core math standards
8
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Mathalicious
Math meets the real world through movies, pizza, and car engines
6 - 10
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Paid
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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