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Great Games, Apps, and Sites for Geometry

Whether your students are studying shapes, parallel lines, triangles, or trigonometry, this hand-picked list of geometry resources has something for you. Students will begin to learn many foundational skills as well as some of the problem-solving, spatial-reasoning, and logic skills that are used by architects, engineers, and other professionals. From picking out new furniture to buying the right amount of paint, the practical uses of measurement and space will become apparent quickly. Try a new tool and help your students' geometry knowledge take shape!

Interested in seeing how two of the best geometry apps, The Land of Venn and Dragonbox Elements, compare? Check out our EdTech Showdown.

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Dragon Shapes - Lumio Geometry Challenge (Full Version)

Boost critical-thinking skills with fun tangram puzzles

Bottom line: This engaging tool teaches younger kids about shapes and their attributes while building spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills.


Great visual-spatial practice balanced with imaginative free play

Bottom line: Includes both play and skill-building that develop important spatial and fine-motor skills.

Pattern Shapes, by the Math Learning Center

Virtual pattern blocks with some extra useful teaching tools

Bottom line: If you don't already have a bucket of pattern blocks, or you want a more portable option, this free version may be a great fit for your classroom.


Short, daily practice and positive language make success accessible

Bottom line: A good, adaptive program that can be used to support a growth mindset along with strong math skills.


Immediate feedback and breadth a huge plus, despite emphasis on drills

Bottom line: Students can improve targeted skills with tons of practice modules and visually appealing tasks.

Montessori Geometry - Recognize and learn shapes

Clever games help kids name shapes and identify them in the real world

Bottom line: Kids get a fun introduction to geometry, which sets the stage for more advanced learning.

Cyberchase Shape Quest!

AR adds unique twist to geometry, spatial reasoning games

Bottom line: Once kids get a hang of things, this app's puzzles will get them thinking creatively about shapes and spatial reasoning.

Osmo Tangram

Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports

Bottom line: Classic puzzler combines toys with digital play to engage and teach all ages.

Cyberchase 3D Builder

Clever story-based geometry game builds spatial reasoning skills

Bottom line: Fun storyline and interactive game make the app an engaging way to learn about geometry.

Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

Digital take on classic math tool

Bottom line: Useful alternative to traditional geoboards with some added digital features.


Super STEM, social studies resource with highly customizable content

Bottom line: Making content accessible to kids with different learning styles, CK-12 could be the key to mastery for some students.

Khan Academy

Flexible learning environment offers a personalized journey to mastery

Bottom line: A solid, free resource for targeted math and science instruction, test prep, history, and more.

Minecraft: Education Edition

Stellar collaboration tools, controls make Minecraft classroom-ready

Bottom line: An excellent tool to engage students in learning, collaboration, and critical thinking is now more accessible than ever to teachers.


Untangle robust math problems for all ages; plenty of teaching support

Bottom line: It's an excellent classroom companion that can be implemented quickly with little adjustment and a high probability of success.

The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense

Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry

Bottom line: This captivating game is a great way to introduce or reinforce early geometry concepts.


Awesome, adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard

Bottom line: Fantastic tool for flipped or blended classrooms, formative assessment, or extra practice in any setting.

Kahoot! Geometry by DragonBox

Innovative game-based approach to teaching geometry

Bottom line: Kids build fundamental geometry skills as they play, but connections to classroom math will require teacher support.

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ExploreLearning Gizmos

Vast array of impressive, interactive science and math simulations

Bottom line: This powerful and extensive set of math and science tools puts the learning in students' hands.


Unique puzzle game's artistic geometry rewards and frustrates

Bottom line: Play for the surprising geometry and beautiful art; consult the web or just walk away for a while when stuck.

Esri GeoInquiries

Captivating, focused map activities support larger curricular lessons

Bottom line: These inquiry-based activities are a valuable visual and investigative resource for teachers and students in many different subjects.

Choreo Graph

Animate with fun geometry STEAM app; learning requires teacher support

Bottom line: Teachers and classroom communities are needed for app activities to meet their learning potential; start with the coordinating lessons.


Approximate photos of real-world objects with virtual 3-D shapes

Bottom line: A quick way to make solids more tangible, especially when paired with good lesson plans that get students working directly with formulas.

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Math Nation

Approachable video courses break down math, build up student skills

Bottom line: This is a fantastic resource for students and teachers alike, with a straightforward, accessible approach to learning math and an admirable approach to differentiation.

CanFigureIt Geometry

Flex your deductive reasoning muscles with geometric proofs

Bottom line: A really good way for math students to learn about proofs and explore them from a number of angles.


Fantastic teacher resources for algebra and geometry lessons

Bottom line: A great supplement to any math teacher's classroom, with easy-to-follow, thoughtful lesson plans and supporting materials.


Create, share, and modify math models and simulations

Bottom line: Free, open-source software that lets teachers build or adapt learning experiences to meet their kids' needs.

Math Open Reference

Visually plain, no-frills collection of math simulations

Bottom line: Free collection of math interactives and geometry construction tutorials.


Toughest palates can't resist appetizing look at real-world math

Bottom line: Easy-to-deliver lessons use real-world topics tweens like.


A beautiful, interactive twist on the classic math textbook

Bottom line: A front-runner for a new generation of textbooks -- if they finish their course catalog and add more teacher resources.


Challenge top students with self-guided math, science, and CS courses

Bottom line: This learning and practice site can be an exciting challenge for passionate, independent students but may be too much for struggling kids.

Geometry Pad

Construct and explore geometric figures with smart digital workbook

Bottom line: This free version has limited features, but it's an interactive, tech-savvy way for kids to explore advanced geometry.

isosceles+ : geometry sketchpad

Digital tool for exploring and constructing lines, angles, shapes

Bottom line: Versatile high-tech, hands-on tool is useful for teaching, exploring, constructing geometric figures.

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