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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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Doodle Math: Shapes

Learning takes shape as cute critters teach early geometry skills

Bottom line: Cute, engaging resource for introducing kids to basic shapes and challenging them to apply what they've learned.

Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge

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.

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.

IXL

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

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

Montessori Geometry

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.

Tangram for Osmo

Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports

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

Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

Digital take on classic math tool

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

CK-12

Super STEM resource with highly accessible content

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

Khan Academy

Missions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore

Bottom line: A solid resource for Common Core math instruction as well as foundational knowledge in a number of other subjects.

NRICH

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.

Doodle Fit

Geometric puzzler makes playing with blocks fun

Bottom line: This engaging spatial puzzler has wide appeal as it provides many difficulty levels.

Mangahigh

Phenomenal 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. It's gamification that really works.

Doodle Fit 2: Around the World

Souped-up sequel still challenges spatial reasoning

Bottom line: Game-style puzzles teach area and units through creativity and competition.

DragonBox Elements

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.

Engare

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.

Crafty Cut

Gorgeous 2-D and 3-D shapes game offers intellectual play at its best

Bottom line: One of the best ways to explore the relationships between 2-D and 3-D shapes and promote spatial reasoning in a way worksheets can't touch.

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.

Volumize

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.

GeoGebra

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.

Mathalicious

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

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

Brilliant

Challenge top students with adaptive math and physics problems

Bottom line: This leveled physics and math problem site can be an exciting challenge for passionate students, but may be too much for struggling students.

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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