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Cool Math Games for Middle School

Math can be frustrating at times to all students, regardless of ability. Game-based learning can help engage and motivate students when they struggle by going beyond rote memorization to get kids practicing essential skills and making tough choices. The games on this list provide a universal language of play that promotes problem-solving and logic skills whether students are graphing on coordinate planes or solving multi-variable equations.

Matific Visit Website: https://www.matific.com/us/en
Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding
Grades K-6
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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Mangahigh Visit Website: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
Phenomenal adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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DragonBox Elements Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Innovative game-based approach to teaching geometry
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
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Math Snacks Visit Website: http://www.mathsnacks.com/
Satisfying mathematical treats kids will gladly gobble up
Grades 3-8
Type Website
Price Free
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Questimate! Publisher: Motion Math
Build solid estimation skills through a fabulous math game
Grades 4-7
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms iPad
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DragonBox Algebra 5+ Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Mesmerizing step-by-step puzzler sets the foundation for algebra
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
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GameUp by BrainPop Visit Website: http://www.brainpop.com/games/
Grab bag of game goodies creatively explores a variety of subjects
Grades 4-8
Type Website
Price Free
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Twelve a Dozen Publisher: Bossa Studios Ltd.
Engrossing math platformer puts problem-solving skills to the test
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
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FAKTR Publisher: Amplify Education
Electro-futuristic prime-factorization game is a total blast
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free with Amplify account
Platforms iPad
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Crafty Cut Publisher: Amplify Education
Gorgeous 2-D and 3-D shapes game offers intellectual play at its best
Grades 5-10
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
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DragonBox Algebra 12+ Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Super fun, cutting-edge approach to learning and practicing algebra
Grades 6-10
Type App
Price $6.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
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Divide by Sheep Publisher: tinyBuild
Extremely addictive puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price 2.99
Platforms iPhone, Windows
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